Do I have to pay alimony in a divorce in Florida?

An alimony determination is going to be made on a case by case basis depending upon the parties relative financial circumstances. The alimony statute is Florida statute 61.08 which states the various criteria that the court will consider. The primary criteria are need of one party and ability to pay of the other. The statutory criteria will include the lifestyle of the parties, the duration of the marriage, the age of the parties, the health of the parties. It will be determined on a case by case basis based upon the application of these criteria to the financial circumstances of your case.

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