There are many sides to the alimony argument in Florida. While it is understandable that some individuals do not want to pay alimony, or at least not on a long-term basis, there are definitely those spouses out there that need the support as they begin to navigate their post-divorce life.
We can understand that it is reasonable that a spouse who gave up his or her career in order to raise kids support in order to get on his or her feet. At the same time, a lot of individuals are not happy with the idea that some spouses may be stuck paying alimony forever.
If you are about to go through a divorce, this may be something to consider. The fear of not being able to support yourself may keep you in the relationship longer than you want to. Many individuals who have not worked for years or even decades fear that there will be no way for them to pay their bills outside of the marriage they are in. Thankfully the court system understands this worry and has alimony laws that protect individuals in these situations.
Currently there is a big push for a change in alimony laws and perhaps changes will come in the future. It can be very helpful to work with a family law attorney that can help you understand the laws Florida has in terms of alimony and property division. An attorney can help you find the best possible option for your unique situation.