Your Fort Myers Alimony and Spousal Support Attorney

Alimony is a legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse after marital separation or divorce. This area of the law is not precise; however, consideration is given to the need of the party seeking alimony and the ability of the party being asked to pay. The length of the marriage is also relevant in deciding whether the case is appropriate to order Alimony.

If you are facing a divorce and need legal advice, the Law Office of Karla Y. Campos-Andersen ESQ. P.A. can advice you on all matters related to Alimony and Spousal Support.

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Understanding Your Rights

A marriage of less than seven years is considered a short term marriage, while a marriage of seven to less than seventeen years is considered moderate term marriage, and a marriage of seventeen years of more is considered a long term marriage.  Alimony is presumed in a long term marriage.  Other considerations include, but are not limited to, the standard of living during the last years of the marriage, whether a party has been the sole caretaker of the parties’ children, or gave up a career on behalf of the other party. Or whether any of the parties became disabled during the marriage and cannot support him or herself.

In general, the court may grant to either party of the four types of alimony or a combination of these:

Rehabilitative Alimony
Support given to a lesser-earning spouse for a period of time necessary to acquire work outside the home and become self-sufficient.
Permanent Alimony
Support paid to the lesser-earning spouse until the death of the payor, the death of the recipient, or the remarriage of the recipient.
Temporary Alimony
Support ordered when the parties are separated prior to divorce.

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    What we do

    Your Fort Myers Alimony and Spousal Support Attorney specializes in issues related to spousal support. We have the expertise to protect your legal rights, and help you understand all your options in a divorce. We will work to determine the contribution each spouse made to the marriage, physical and mental well-being of each party, children requiring support, debts incurred, income earned, property owed, and future earning potential to determine if a family court judge is likely to order alimony and a reasonable amount to ask for.