Do You Have to Pay Alimony If You Earn More Money?

Just because you make more money than your spouse, doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay alimony



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Do You Have To Pay Alimony If You Earn More Money?

Author: Staff
Date: Jan 29 2023

Divorce can be a daunting process, and alimony is often an added stress. Women are increasingly becoming the primary breadwinner and alimony awards to men are happening more often than years ago in  Florida divorces. Just because you make more money than your spouse, doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay alimony, however, need has to be established first. Don’t make assumptions. Get professional advice and analysis before you make any decisions or take any actions.

As you consider separation and divorce, the actions you take may have serious and permanent financial consequences, for you and your family. That includes alimony. Protect yourself. Get the information you need for your financial well-being. Your attorney can provide an in-depth analysis to determine whether you have exposure for alimony, based on Florida law. There are so many considerations as you tackle the difficult terrain of separation and divorce. It's important that women go into this process with their eyes wide open! When you understand the issues and develop a game plan with your attorney, you can make decisions for the best-possible outcomes. 

Alimony is a critical factor for many Floridians facing the emotional, financial and practical complexities of divorce. The laws surrounding alimony are intricate. Now that women are often the major breadwinners in the family, it’s important to understand the types of alimony available and how they may impact your life.

When you meet with Florida Women’s Law Group (FWLG), we help you determine whether there is actually a need for alimony in your case. Some of the most-common legal considerations we analyze are: the duration of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, earning capability, whether you have children or additional sources of income, and other contributions made to the marriage. 

“If you're in the midst of a divorce and concerned about potential alimony payments, the attorneys at Florida Women's Law Group are here to help. Our team will educate you on all the pertinent issues and aggressively advocate on your behalf.” - Heather Quick, CEO, Owner, Attorney. 

Divorce can be heart-wrenching and complicated. Trying to navigate these turbulent waters alone can negatively impact your financial future. You can rely on the experienced team of attorneys at Florida Women’s Law Group. We can guide you through the entire process and make sure that your rights are protected as the primary breadwinner. 

Contact us today to make sure that you understand all of the issues before you take any action that can affect your future. 

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