Are you going through a divorce and your spouse has mentioned wanting to receive alimony? The first thing you should know is that alimony consists of a payment that the higher-earning party makes to the lower-earning party when there is a big disparity in incomes, usually after a long-term marriage.
Although alimony in Stuart is becoming less common nowadays, it’s still a reality in many divorces. If you believe you will need to pay or receive alimony, first you should know there are three types of alimony:
• Temporary alimony: as its name indicates, this alimony is temporary, to help maintain the standard of living of both spouses while a divorce agreement is reached. It’s most commonly seen in cases where there are some issues that both parties are unable to resolve in a short time.
• Rehabilitative alimony: this is the most common type of alimony. It is meant to reduce disparities between spouses with different incomes. The spouse with more income must pay alimony for a set period of time while the party with lesser earning capacity or formal education adjusts to their new life.
• Indefinite alimony: this kind of alimony occurs when the difference between the spouses’ incomes is so large that the lower-income party will never be able to reach the potential income of the higher-earning party. It has no distinct ending point and is the alimony least commonly awarded.
Alimony in Stuart can be settled on-court or off-court. At Kohn Mediation, we believe that settling it off-court using mediation is the best course of action, as it gives both parties more control and allows them to negotiate based on many factors other than statutory incomes, such as family needs and health concerns.
Finding an experienced and professional mediator is the best way to guarantee the success of your alimony mediation. Michelle Kohn, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, brings her experience in alimony, child custody and other divorce and family law matters into mediation.
Do you need to negotiate alimony in Stuart? Contact Michelle Kohn from Kohn Mediation!
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