Alimony Payment Options in Florida

by | Sep 21, 2015 | Firm News, Florida Family Law

Most people are unaware that there are a few options when it comes to paying Alimony in Florida. This is another reason why it is important to consult with a State Bar Licensed Attorney when dealing with legal matters, especially Alimony Payments. If you were unaware, there are ways for attorneys to petition the courts to modify your alimony payments in accordance with your current income. This means that under financial duress, your alimony payments can be changed to a more liveable rate. You will have to have a lawyer like Mark E. Sawicki, P.A. petition the courts on your behalf. Adjusting the total amount owed in Alimony is ultimately up to your specific situation and the court’s decision.

Is the court’s decision regarding my Alimony Payments in Florida final?

In most cases, the decision regarding alimony payments from a Florida court can be reviewed and modified. This is because Florida is progressive with their alimony laws, which allows lawyers and plaintiffs to consider any unexpected, involuntary, or substantial change that would affect the former spouse’s ability to pay alimony as reason to modify alimony payment schedules. Make sure to contact a State Bar Licensed Attorney before you petition the courts for any changes with your Alimony Payments.

Can I change my Alimony Payments?

Contact Mark E. Sawicki, P.A. to have your Alimony case reviewed by a State Bar Licensed Divorce Attorney. Mark has the experience necessary to fight for you. His law office will review your case, and find all available options to present to the courts. There are many types of alimony settlements including; rehabilitative, lump sum, bridge the gap, durational, and permanent periodic. These types of payments all have different requirements set by the court. Having a qualified attorney on your side before deciding the type of alimony payments you will pay will severely increase your chances at reaching an amicable settlement.

What are Lump Sum Alimony Payments?

Lump Sum Alimony payments are when the former spouse agrees to pay all of the monthly alimony payments in one lump sum. This sounds like a great plan for many divorced couples because they will be able to move on without thinking about their former spouse, however, there are tax problems that arise when accepting a lump sum alimony payment. This is why it is extremely important to consult with a qualified attorney before accepting any alimony offers. They may end up costing you more than you bargained for.

There are many different types of Alimony in Florida. They include rehabilitative, lump sum, bridge the gap, durational, and permanent periodic. These are just names to describe the payment schedules of the alimony. The alimony amount itself, depends heavily on the ex spouses amount of income. If you live in the Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach County area and need legal advice on your alimony payments, contact Mark E. Sawicki, P.A. for a full and comprehensive look at your situation. Mark will be able to help you with your alimony issues.