An Attorney Dedicated To Your Cause
One of the biggest concerns for Melbourne residents who are going through a divorce is the idea of alimony, also referred to as spousal support. Alimony is not automatic in a Florida divorce; the courts have broad discretion over these matters.
Shawn Reid, Attorney at Law, has been effectively representing the interests of spouses on both sides of these complex cases. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Reid is an aggressive courtroom presence and can leverage his ability in the courtroom to benefit his clients in contentious divorce cases.
What Kind Of Alimony Applies To Me?
Many different forms of alimony, including temporary alimony, durational alimony, rehabilitative alimony, lump sum alimony and transitional alimony, can be awarded in Florida. Due to recent law changes, permanent alimony may be a less frequent occurrence. Therefore, the need for an aggressive, experienced attorney is as important now as it ever has been.
The court considers several factors in awarding alimony, including the length of the marriage, the income and earning capacity of each spouse, the standard of living that was established, and other factors. Shawn Reid understands the process and will fight hard to make sure his clients are represented aggressively and compassionately.
In some cases, life circumstances may have changed and the amount or frequency of alimony may need to be adjusted. As an experienced alimony lawyer, Mr. Reid also represents clients in these post-decree matters.