SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Orlando Spousal Support Lawyer Helping to Determine Payments

Family lawyer in Orlando getting you the funds you deserve

The Law Offices of Michael R. De Canio helps clients in Orlando, Florida who need spousal support — alimony — to continue leading a similar lifestyle after divorce. But Florida law provides no guarantee that either spouse be granted alimony. As one of the most committed family law lawyers in Orlando, Michael R. De Canio works closely to help clients determine if they meet the legal requirements for this support and to pursue their claims during negotiated settlements or in court. Additionally, if you feel that your spouse is unfairly or improperly asking for spousal support, Mr. De Canio is equally adept at defending against illegitimate or unconscionable claims for spousal support.

The six types of spousal support covered by Florida law

Florida law defines six different types of spousal support awards attorneys in Orlando may be able to secure for their clients:

  • Permanent alimony recognizes low earnings ability of a spouse by providing an alimony award for a lifetime or until remarriage.
  • Temporary alimony provides financial assistance to either spouse between the time Orlando spousal support lawyers file the papers and the court finalizes the divorce.
  • Bridge-the-gap alimony typically provides financial assistance that helps a spouse switch from married to single life, e.g., by covering the costs to purchase a car or find appropriate housing.
  • Rehabilitative alimony provides an award to help one spouse achieve financial independence. As one of the most experienced family law lawyers in Orlando, Michael R. De Canio helps the receiving spouse develop the required plan itemizing the costs of additional training or other expenses needed to achieve independence.
  • Lump-sum alimony is a one-time award of money or property that either provides needed support or offsets inequities in asset distribution.
  • Durational alimony was enacted July 1, 2010 to provide assistance for a set period of time after a short- or medium-term marriage. Orlando spousal support attorneys can pursue this option for clients whose marriages lasted from one to seven years.

How spousal support lawyers justify alimony for their clients in Orlando

Florida law determines the need for spousal support on a case-by-case basis. The Law Offices of Michael R. De Canio helps clients undergoing contested divorce in Orlando establish an effective case based on a variety of rules that take into account the standard of living during the marriage, the duration of the marriage, the financial resources of the spouses and numerous other economic factors. Orlando family law attorney Michael R. De Canio has the experience needed to assess each case individually and identify the type of alimony that may be appropriate.

More than a decade of experience navigating complex spousal support issues

Florida law determines the need for spousal support on a case-by-case basis. The Law Offices of Michael R. De Canio helps clients undergoing contested divorce in Orlando establish an effective case based on a variety of rules that take into account the standard of living during the marriage, the duration of the marriage, the financial resources of the spouses and numerous other economic factors. Orlando family law attorney Michael R. De Canio has the experience needed to assess each case individually and identify the type of alimony that may be appropriate.

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If you need help resolving a family law dispute while protecting your family's physical, financial and emotional well-being, contact the Law Office of Michael R. De Canio today for an initial consultation.

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