One of the biggest stressors in a divorce, is the financial change that comes with dividing households. Many couples have unequal sources of income, meaning one spouse earns significantly more than the other, and this can leave the lesser-earning person in a stressful situation. Some households have only one active earner at any given time, while the other spouse stays at home, often to raise children, or due to illness or disability. When couples like these divorce, alimony, also called “spousal maintenance” becomes critical. If you are considering a divorce, and are concerned about this, a qualified Seminole Alimony attorney at the law office of Julia J. McKee, Esq, is here to help.
Alimony payments are not punitive in nature, but are simply a response to the reality that one spouse may have significantly more resources and skills to support themselves. The spousal maintenance agreement is meant to level the playing field. In the state of Florida, several factors come into play when determining the potential for alimony. How long the couple has been married is a key consideration, along with things like child custody, educational background, mental/physical health, and other circumstances. Regardless of what your relationship looks like, it’s important to speak with a qualified alimony attorney in Seminole, to understand your rights.
If you want to ensure a stable financial future for yourself moving forward, get in touch with Julia McKee today. Reach out and ask for your free consultation to get started.
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