Alimony and Spousal Support
You’ve worked hard all of your life, you’ve earned, saved, and sacrificed to ensure you lead the lifestyle you deserve. Now, you’re facing divorce and unless you’re careful, you could lose all of your investments. As a man, you’re up against some serious Florida court bias towards women – a bias that could cost you financially.
What Is Alimony?
Alimony (spousal support) is a legal obligation to provide financial support to your spouse after a legal separation or divorce. The idea of alimony is to allow your ex-spouse to continue to live the lifestyle that he/she was accustomed to after divorce.
According to a recent study, “Thirty-three percent of higher-earning spouses are women, but fewer than four percent of alimony payers are women,” says Ned Holstein, president of Fathers & Families, a family-court reform organization in Boston, citing U.S. Census Bureau data. What does this mean for you? It means you need the right legal help from Kenny Leigh & Associates to help ensure your financial investments.
Men Receiving Alimony
New studies have shown a rising trend in women paying spousal support in part to an increased number of fathers serving as primary caregivers. It’s important to note that in the state of Florida, legally both women and men are entitled to alimony if there’s a large discrepancy in spousal income. So whether you are the household income provider or you’re the one who takes care of the home, it’s important to realize that you have rights too. The court systems – while still bias – are transitioning into a more fair ground of equal rights between the husband and wife.
Alimony Law and the State of Florida
Whether you will need to provide or receive alimony, it’s important to have the right legal team beside you as you present your case to the Florida court system. That’s where we come in. At Kenny Leigh & Associates, we’ve worked with hundreds of men who are looking to retain their dignity and lifestyle after divorce. With decades of experience, you’ll feel confident that we have your best interest in mind at all times.
To get started on your alimony case, contact us today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to working with you to ensure the protection of your investments.
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All cases cited in this book are Florida cases and should not be considered advice for any other state.
Divorce can be horrible. For most people, it’s the most stressful event in their lives —more stressful than the death of a family member. And not only is the experience itself often loathsome, but the consequences of terminating a marriage can be devastating. Divorce has permanently damaged the careers, net worth and valued relationships of countless men. If you are looking at this book, you are likely about to enter the most trying and difficult phase of your life. And if your case is not handled properly, you’ve got a lot to lose.