Can I Get Alimony While A Florida Divorce Proceeding Is Pending? ?

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During a Florida divorce proceeding, a spouse can get alimony on the same basis that he or she would be awarded at Final Hearing except the alimony award is only for the period of litigation. Temporary alimony in Florida is governed by Florida Statute 61.071. At the final hearing or trial, if you do not meet the criteria for alimony, the temporary alimony would end with the entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage.

Temporary alimony is ordered in many cases to maintain the living standards of the spouse in a manner she/he was living before the filing of the action. Some of the same standards for determining alimony are the same. What are your needs? What is his/her ability to pay alimony ?

If your spouse is holding back finances on you so you can’t provide for yourself and your children, call or email Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. , to make an appointment – a Florida family law firm serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine and Clay County.