Alimony/Spousal Maintenance Claims
Alimony, sometimes called spousal maintenance or spousal support, is another hot-button issue in divorce. When a husband or wife is already going through the emotional trauma of losing their marriage, it can be particularly difficult to learn that they may also be losing their sense of financial security.
For the spouse that has a lower earning capacity, alimony may be essential to their ability to maintain a reasonable standard of living. For the person opposing an award of alimony, it may be difficult to accept that they will be paying a portion of their earnings to a person who no longer wants to be their spouse.
Experienced Legal Representation is Essential
Whether you are seeking alimony or opposing an award of alimony, it is critical that you retain an experienced divorce attorney who is dedicated to the protection of your rights.
The law concerning alimony is very gray. While case law may provide some general precedent and guidance for judges, the ultimate decision a judge makes is often a matter of subjective opinion and personal preference.
In cases where there are no absolute bright-line tests, where ambiguity reigns, and a free-for-all atmosphere occurs more often than not, the ability of an attorney to effectively gather and present evidence is essential. The way in which your attorney shapes the context of the debate can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
Why Choose Us?
Clients choose our firm for difficult divorce cases that may go to court because we are skilled trial attorneys. Our firm offers two attorneys, each of which are former prosecutors.
People know that prosecutors are carefully trained in the art of courtroom presentation, cross-examination and effective case management. Our attorneys have considerable trial experience and have helped many clients involved in complex divorce cases protect their rights.
Contact Our Law Office in Gainesville, Florida
If you are getting a divorce and alimony may become an issue, contact the experienced family law attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis & Doan. To schedule a consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call 352-240-1973, or toll free at 866-663-4902, or contact us by e-mail. We offer short notice consultations and phone consultations for those living out of the area.