Kissimmee, FL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: Florida: if i only have income of 10,000 and my spouse makes 76,000 yrly. What is normally fair alimony?

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Rand Scott Lieber
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  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is a complex question with many factors involved that you have not shared. Alimony is based on one party's financial need and the other party's financial ability to pay. You would need to justify why you are earning less than minimum wage which is approximately $25,000 annually. The analysis would proceed from there. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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Laura Arcaro
Laura Arcaro
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: There are many factors that the court must consider in determining an alimony award, including the relative financial positions of each party, the length of the marriage, and the purpose for awarding alimony in a particular case. A consultation with a family law attorney will help you understand these factors and how they might apply in your particular case.

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