If you and your spouse in Florida have decided to get a divorce, you must begin the process of figuring out the terms of your split. Even in the most amicable of divorces, things are rarely simple when it comes time to divvy up personal belongings and financial assets. Things can get even tougher as you begin to look at your future income and what lifestyle you may or may not be able to maintain with your post post-divorce financial picture.
For many divorced spouses, alimony can play a big role in their lifestyle decisions after a divorce. The person who must pay alimony needs to factor that expense into their monthly budget while the person who will receive alimony needs to learn how to budget and adjust as alimony payments may step down or disappear over time.
MarketWatch reports that more men today are finding themselves the recipient of alimony instead of the payor. According to data from a 2018 survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 45% of family law lawyers have noticed an increase in the number of women ordered to pay spousal support between 2015 and 2018. There has also been an even greater increase in the number of attorneys who have seen a jump in the number of women ordered to pay child support.
If you would like to learn more about spousal support and how it is changing in light of social nuances as well as the new tax code and how this may impact your divorce, please feel free to visit the post-divorce payments page of our Florida divorce and alimony website.