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Jacksonville Alimony Attorney

Representing Jacksonville Residents in Divorce Cases

Divorce can be a very stressful experience. Sometimes a spouse sacrifices their career or future business prospects in the name of marriage. However, when their marriage collapses, they may find themselves at the mercy of an economy and a job market that demand different skills or levels of experience from those the spouse developed before marriage.

Are you concerned about your welfare after your divorce? You may be entitled to recover alimony (a.k.a., spousal support). At the Law Office of Sara Frazier, we can help. Attorney Frazier and our paralegal Tatiana Vazquez have dedicated years of practice to advocating for fair and just outcomes in divorce cases.

Call our office at (904) 395-2044 for more information about how we can guide you through divorce issues such as alimony.

How Is Alimony Determined?

Under Florida law, the court may grant alimony to either spouse upon a showing that the requesting spouse has a need for spousal support and the other spouse has the ability to pay it. Alimony may be paid in a lump sum or through periodic payments over time.

The family court will evaluate the following factors to determine alimony awards:

  • The marital standard of living;
  • The duration of the marriage;
  • The age and physical or emotional condition of each spouse;
  • Each spouse’s financial resources;
  • Each spouse’s earning capacity, educational level, and employability;
  • A spouse’s monetary contributions to the marriage;
  • A spouse’s non-economical contributions to the marriage (i.e., homemaking, child care, etc.)
  • Custody arrangements for minor children;
  • The tax consequences of an alimony award;
  • Instances of adultery;
  • “Any other factor necessary to do equity and justice between the parties.”

Enforcing & Modifying Spousal Support Orders

The family law court usually issues spousal support orders when it renders final judgment for dissolution of marriage. Accordingly, enforcement of spousal support orders can be accomplished utilizing the same procedures and remedies available to implement all other court orders.

Depending on the factors the court initially considered when issuing an order for alimony, the amount and duration of the order can be modified. To modify a spousal support order, the party seeking modification must show that a material change in circumstances justifies altering the terms of alimony.

Call Attorney Sara Frazier for Quality Representation

Determining alimony in a divorce proceeding is a very challenging process because it can affect both parties’ financial conditions for years to come. As such, those going through a divorce should find a skilled Jacksonville family law attorney with experience litigating and negotiating spousal support orders. At the Law Office of Sara Frazier, we have spent years advocating for spouses who need alimony payments, as well as defending against excessive spousal support demands. We are determined to serve the best interests of you and your family.

To schedule a consultation with our legal team, call us at (904) 395-2044 or contact us online.

Why Attorney Sara Frazier?

  • Attention to Detail

    Every case receives the same level of earnest attention and dedication from our legal team.

  • Concern for You First

    You are always first priority at Law Office of Sara Frazier. You are never an afterthought.

  • Dynamic Representation

    Attorney Sara Frazier represents every case with the same passion and drive.

  • Comprehensive Litigation

    Attorney Sara Frazier prepares every case as if it were going to trial and is not afraid of going to court.

“Sara advises me what I could achieve and equally importantly she counseled me what I probably would not be able to achieve. Her advice turned out to save me financially and save my relationship with my children which was falling apart. Sara was great during the four way conference and when in court he kept her cool even when my husbands attorney just started making up stories. She got the judge focused on the facts, spelled out the numbers and her professionalism coupled with her passion won the court over. I give her an A plus and recommend her unequivocally.”

- Natasha
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