Will my husband be granted spousal support if I make more money than he does some day?
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In Florida, Alimony is currently based upon need and ability to pay. There are additional factors, but it sounds like you are seeking to get rehabilitative alimony. That form of alimony is for a set period of time to assist in helping someone become more employable/earn more in an attempt to return them to the marital lifestyle. There must be a rehabilitative plan presented to the Court. Once the plan is over, the alimony would terminate. He would not have the ability to seek alimony from you, and there are very few ways in which you could extend the rehabilitative plan or convert it to another form of alimony if something happens. I suggest you have a consultation with a Family Law attorney so that you can understand your options in this area as there is a lot more nuance to your question that you may not realize.
Your marriage would be considered a Moderate-term marriage since the duration is greater than seven years but less than 17 years. The forms of alimony which are available to you are durational, bridge-the-gap or rehabilitative. There is no presumption for or against permanent—if appropriate upon consideration of the factors, it may still be awarded but that may be unlikely.
Once awarded, modification may be possible depending on the type of alimony awarded. You may want to hire an attorney for your case because it's going to cost you a lot more money if things are not done right. Best of luck. #servingtheone
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It is something he would have to ask for before the divorce is final.
Alimony is subject to modification. As your income will [hopefully] increase, he would be able to ask the court to reduce his obligation.
There may come a time when the support paid to you will drop to nothing.
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