Whether you are ready to begin divorce proceedings or just considering it, you are undoubtedly at least a little worried about the financial repercussions. When children are involved, you can usually expect child support, but what if you have been focusing your efforts on supporting your husband's career for years? You may have given up your potential career to concentrate your time and labor on the family and home, and now find yourself unemployable, except for low-paying entry level positions.
When going through a divorce and dividing one household into two, figuring out how everything will work financially can be a real challenge. For those Florida residents who qualify for alimony as part of their settlements, monetary burdens may be lifted to a degree.
Like other Florida residents getting a divorce, you might be worried about making ends meet. If you earn less money than your spouse earns or stayed home with the children, Florida provides for an award of alimony if the court finds it appropriate.
Title VI Chapter 61.08 in the Florida Statues details alimony awarded in a divorce, including the types of alimony and the factors the court takes into consideration when awarding alimony. An online copy of this statue can be found here.