Alimony is payments made by one former spouse to another former spouse after the divorce is finalized. There are several different types of alimony including permanent and periodic alimony, lump sum alimony, temporary alimony, and rehabilitative alimony. The type of alimony awarded will depend on the particular circumstances of your case. In deciding whether alimony should be awarded, family courts consider evidence of fault. For example, in West Palm Beach, adultery by a party who would otherwise be entitled to alimony is usually a complete bar to the receipt of alimony, subject to some exceptions. When addressing the issue of alimony, the court also considers the age of the parties, the duration of the marriage, the educational background of the parties, employment history, potential income, the standard of living established during the marriage, current assets and expenses, child custody and support factors, and any other factors the family court deems relevant.
To determine if you are eligible for alimony, contact The Law Offices of Nicole Nicolette and speak with one of our divorce lawyers. We handle divorce cases in West Palm Beach. Our lawyers have years of experience in this field, and are able to give your case the kind of personal attention you need and deserve.