What are grounds for alimony?

Asked about 1 year ago - Jacksonville, FL

Almost 4 yr of marriage, wife in and out of work (due to laziness and calling out) Just lost job again now wants alimony. No children. Been separated 2 months not living together and husband found someone else during that time. She now wants to claim infidelity and get alimony?

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  1. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora

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    Answered . I would recommend you review the Florida statute found in 61.08. I have attached a link for your review.

    One of the main components is need of one party versus the ability to pay of the other. Consult with a local attorney to discuss your case fully.

    You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and... more
  2. Robert Jason De Groot

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    Answered . It is very doubtful that this person would receive any form of alimony.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239
  3. Natalie F Guerra-Valdes

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    Answered . From the facts you have presented, it is not likely that your wife would be granted alimony. For starters, it is a short term marriage. As my colleague stated, alimony is also based on a party's need for it and the other party's ability to pay it. There are many factors that are considered, so I recommend that you speak to a local attorney regarding the details of your case.

    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. The... more
  4. Paul H Green Jr.

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    Answered . Contact a Jacksonville divorce attorney.

    www.familylawjax.com

  5. William Charles Rosenfelt

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    Answered . Here is the link for Chapter 61.08 re: alimony.

    Bill Rosenfelt 407-462-8787 (Orlando/Longwood/Central Florida)

    Please be advised that any answers or information disseminated above do not constitute legal advice and that the... more

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