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What are grounds for alimony?

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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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Filed under: Divorce Alimony
Attorney answers 5


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.

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

R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239


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.

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Contact a Jacksonville divorce attorney.


Here is the link for Chapter 61.08 re: alimony.

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

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