Let Our Punta Gorda Family Law Attorneys Help You Navigate Spousal Support In Your Divorce
For some individuals, dissolution of their marriage could leave them without adequate income. Many married couples rely heavily on the income of one of the spouses, whether or not the other spouse is working. Therefore, if they obtain a divorce and the supporting spouse no longer provides for the other spouse, problems may arise.
These problems may be resolved, however, in the form of a spousal support order.
Temporary Versus Permanent Spousal Support Orders In Florida
If a couple has decided to get a divorce and has separated, one spouse may be granted a temporary support order to provide them with income until the completion of the case. These orders are usually granted when one of the parties was dependent on the other for income while together. It can take months-or even years-for a divorce settlement to be reached, which is why it is so important for a dependent spouse to request a court order for temporary support.
Such orders are obtained by filing 12.947 Form, or Motion for Temporary Support, in order to receive financial payments from the other spouse after you split up. If you and your spouse agree on this, a hearing may not be necessary. Otherwise, you will need to attend a “Pendente Lite” hearing to argue your case to a judge and win the support.
After you have successfully obtained an order for temporary support, it is important you focus on your settlement to ensure you receive a permanent support order. This way you continue to receive support after the divorce is finalized. Obtaining a fair spousal support order can be difficult, which is why it is necessary to retain the services of Leskovich Law Group, P.A., in Punta Gorda, to help you obtain a fair settlement through mediation, collaboration, or litigation.
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If you need to receive spousal support, or if you need to fight an unfair court order or obtain a modification of final judgment, contact Leskovich Law Group, P.A.
We have a detailed understanding of divorce law and can aggressively fight to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Our attorneys can present a strong argument on your behalf to obtain the amount of support that you need for the length of time you need it, or we can help you fight a court order being taken out against you for support.
Call 941-621-6623 today to schedule a free case evaluation to learn how we could help. Free consultations.