Alimony

Secure a spousal support order that safeguards your standard of living.

 

Daytona Beach Alimony Attorneys

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Your marital settlement agreement or divorce decree encompasses many life-altering determinations regarding child custody, child support, asset division, and, of course, alimony. Any decisions or concessions you make during the negotiation process can have a significant impact on your overall financial stability.

Plus, if you make less money than your spouse, you may struggle to adjust to your post-divorce life. Fortunately, the court can award you alimony, or “spousal support,” to help you adjust to your permanent change in circumstances.

At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our Daytona Beach alimony lawyers can help you secure a spousal support order that safeguards your standard of living. Whether you’re negotiating the terms of a divorce settlement agreement or modifying an existing court order, our experienced legal team has the skills and legal resources to help you obtain a positive case result.


Contact our Daytona Beach alimony attorneys at (888) 785-6548 to learn about the different spousal support options.


The Purpose of Alimony

Spousal support options are intended to help a lower-earning spouse transition to single life and a single income. Per Florida law, there are five types of alimony orders that can be issued by the court: temporary alimony, rehabilitative alimony, permanent alimony, and bridge-the-gap alimony. Spousal support in Florida is calculated according to the receiving spouse’s needs and the paying spouse’s general ability to make payments. The paying spouse can provide spousal support in monthly installments or as a lumpsum amount.

The court needs to evaluate the following factors before deciding to award alimony:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The age of both parties
  • The physical, mental, and emotional conditions of each party
  • The financial resources of both spouses
  • The present and future earning capacities of each spouse
  • The time the receiving spouse needs to reestablish their career
  • The contributions each spouse made to the marriage

Florida law recognizes that it’s natural for your personal and financial circumstances to change over time. The original alimony determinations made during the negotiation process may no longer reflect your immediate needs. Fortunately, you can ask the court for an alimony modification or termination. Of course, your legal team is required to prove that your change in circumstances truly necessitates a modification. At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our Daytona Beach alimony lawyers can review your legal options, collect evidence, and develop an effective argument that can be presented in court. If your case is successful, the court may agree to issue a modified alimony order.

Safeguard Your Standard of Living

At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we take pride in helping our clients financially prepare for the next chapters of their lives. If you’re interested in pursuing a fair spousal support award or need to modify an existing order, contact our Daytona Beach alimony attorneys. Our legal team represents both paying and receiving spouses.


Have questions? Call Buckmaster & Ellzey at (888) 785-6548 to schedule a consultation today.


 

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  • Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?
    A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
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    In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.

    We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.

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    Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
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  • How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Florida?
    If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how much child support or alimony you can receive or will be expected to pay. Alimony is ordered to ensure that both spouses have an equal opportunity of maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. The higher-earning spouse makes payments to the lower-earning spouse. The amount of the payment is determined based on one party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay. This involves the consideration of a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and the ability of the unemployed spouse to obtain work. Child support, on the other hand, is determined based on Florida’s statutory guidelines. To calculate a child support payment, the court considers the total income of both parties, minus any deductions. The child support order is ultimately determined by what amount is needed to cover the child’s basic living expenses, including food, shelter, childcare, education, and healthcare.

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