In any divorce case, alimony is perhaps the most difficult aspect to envision. Contrasting with child support, there are no legal guidelines or mathematical formulas that a judge can use to calculate alimony. The court’s decision to make a party liable to pay alimony usually depends on two factors:
Whether either of the applicants requires financial aid
The other party’s ability to pay
There are other factors that a court will consider in each case. These factors include:
The duration of the marriage
Standard of living established during the marriage
Age and the physical and emotional condition of each party
Financial resources of each party, including both marital and non-marital assets and liabilities distributed to each
The earning capacities, education levels, employability, and other skills of the parties
The contribution of each party to the marriage
The responsibilities of each party with regards to any minor children they have in common
Alimony is perhaps the most common issue in the majority of divorce cases. An experienced Fort Lauderdale alimony lawyer can help you to deal with your alimony situation.