Attorney or practice name:
James S. Cunha, P.A.
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Predicting an Alimony Award in a Florida Divorce can be Extremely Difficult.
In Florida, there is no precise formula for the calculation of spousal support though a Florida court will consider a number of factors that are outlined in Fla. Stat. Sec. 61.08. Alimony awards are especially hard to predict in Florida even for experienced Florida divorce attorneys because you may get a dozen different calculations from a dozen different family law courts in Florida…
Anyone reviewing these factors should be able to see why there is such a lack of consistency in Florida alimony awards. For example, the fairness factor essentially grants a judge an enormous amount of discretion, which means widely divergent outcomes.