Attorney for Alimony in Broward and Miami-Dade County

Cabanas Law Firm helps clients pursue spousal support so they can support themselves after a marriage ends.
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What is Alimony?

Alimony in Florida

Going through a divorce is complicated enough when both spouses earn equal incomes and can support themselves after the marriage ends. However, it is not uncommon for one party to make significantly more than the other, creating a financial imbalance during and after the divorce. Fortunately, Florida law gives the court a great deal of latitude when awarding alimony to dependent spouses, including temporary alimony before the divorce is finalized.

Because the courts have a great deal of discretion when determining the length and amount of alimony, it is helpful to have an attorney present your case to the judge. Our experienced alimony attorneys can provide evidence to support a favorable decision. Contact us today to schedule a consultation about spousal support and other matters related to your divorce.

Types of Alimony in Florida

Florida courts can award:

  • Temporary alimony
  • Permanent alimony
  • Rehabilitative alimony
  • Lump-sum alimony
  • Durational alimony
  • Bridge-the-gap alimony

The type of spousal support awarded depends on various factors, including the dependent spouse’s needs, the length of the marriage, and future plans. Contact our firm to discuss this with an alimony attorney.

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Why Choose Cabanas Law Firm?

  • Fully Bilingual – Our attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the details getting lost in translation.
  • Over Six Decades of Combined ExperienceSergio Cabanas, Esq. was admitted into the Florida Bar Association in 1991 and founded the firm in 2006. The firm’s attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience in family law.
  • Clients Are the Priority – Our Broward and Miami-Dade County family law & divorce attorneys make each client a priority. We respond to all communications within 24 hours and provide concierge-level client services to busy professionals.
  • Certified Mediators – As certified mediators, our attorneys can help clients resolve divorce and family law issues with as little contention as possible.
  • Three Office Locations– Cabanas Law Firm has three offices in South Florida. You can meet with an attorney at our Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Sunny Isles Beach office.

Determining Alimony

While some states use a formula to calculate alimony, that is not the case in Florida. This means that judges have discretion when determining spousal support.

First, the judge determines the needs of the petitioning party and the other person’s ability to pay. Next, the judge considers various factors, including the contributions made during the marriage and the length of the legal union. The age, health, and earning capacity of both parties are also taken into consideration.

With so many factors to consider, it is helpful to have a skilled alimony attorney by your side. Contact our firm today to discuss how to proceed.

How Long Does Alimony Last?

The length of alimony depends on factors such as need and the type of spousal support awarded. For instance, temporary alimony is only available during the divorce proceedings, while bridge-the-gap support is meant to help the dependent spouse transition from marriage to divorce.
Bridge-the-gap alimony is most common when the party is waiting for the proceeds from the sale of the marital home or other assets. On the other hand, you might qualify for rehabilitative alimony if you want to undergo training or education to help you get gainful employment.

If you were married for a short or moderate time and need additional assistance, durational alimony might be the right choice. However, the duration is limited to the length of the marriage. Finally, if you were married for at least 17 years and need a long-term solution, the judge might award you permanent alimony.

With so many choices, it is important for an alimony attorney to evaluate your unique situation and circumstances. Reach out to our firm for assistance today.

Infidelity And Alimony

In most cases, infidelity does not factor into the amount of spousal support awarded. However, the court will consider increasing spousal support if one partner used marital assets when carrying out the affair. For instance, you can request more support if the other party bought gifts and paid rent for the affair partner out of your shared bank account. However, you will not be compensated for emotional distress.

If you believe that your former partner drained your marital assets when engaging in infidelity, speak to an alimony attorney from our firm. We can discuss this unique situation with you and go over possible remedies.

Can You Modify Alimony?

Florida law allows either party to request an alimony modification due to a substantial change of circumstances, such as retirement, job loss, medical emergencies, and death. The judge might increase, decrease, or terminate the order depending on the circumstances. A family court judge must agree to the change for it to take effect. Thus, contact an alimony attorney from our firm to represent you when requesting a modification.

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1. Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.

2. We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.

3. Experienced – Our attorneys have had years of experience in handling divorces for doctors, business owners, and executives, and we are 100% dedicated to divorce and family law.

4. Honesty and Transparency – You’ve made an important decision in your life. We respect you for that. Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as we can to get your life back to normal sooner.

5. Caring & Compassionate (Truly) – We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. We know what it takes, even in extraordinarily difficult situations.

6. Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.

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