Couples getting married rarely walk into the relationship with the same amount of wealth. Generally, either the wife or the husband makes more money. At the same time, both the husband and wife may equally contribute to the marriage in different ways.
If either spouse can prove that he or she can not provide for themselves after a divorce, then the bread-winner might become liable to pay alimony also known as spousal support. This is a complex area of family law and only an experienced divorce attorney can provide effective legal support.
For more than 40 years, the law firm of Zisser, Brown, Nowlis & Cabrey P.A. has represented families with complicated matters that affect their future. Our approach has always been consistent - we put our clients first and provide effective legal advice to guide their decisions during emotionally-draining legal disputes.
Contact us to schedule a consultation. All of our cases are handled on a contingency basis so you owe us nothing unless we obtain compensation.
Family law attorney Elliot Zisser is Florida Bar Board Certified in Family and Matrimonial Law. Attorney Nancy Nowlis has a strong background representing clients with complex divorces. As a legal team, they have an extensive background reviewing clients' income level and assets to determine if a spouse qualifies for alimony and how much money he or she should receive.
Our attorneys are available to meet with you and explain the two types of alimony options - temporary and permanent alimony. Temporary alimony starts after a divorce petition is filed and lasts until the divorce is final. This option helps each side continue their lifestyle, allowing them to sort out child custody issues. At the same time, this makes it possible for both sides to afford a divorce attorney.
Permanent alimony provides financial support to a spouse over the long-term. To qualify, the marriage normally must have lasted at least 10 years. The spouse looking to qualify would also need to prove that he or she contributed to the marriage, possibly by passing up opportunities to work to raise children. The court will also look at other factors, such as age, health, and living expenses.
Contact the family law attorneys at Zisser, Brown, Nowlis & Cabrey P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida.
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