Is Florida Alimony Available for Husbands and Wives?

Alimony Exists for Both PartiesHusbands and Wives.  Alimony is a means-based test, based on the need of one spouse as opposed to the ability to pay off the other, combined with the relevant factors as itemized below.

Financial challenges are sometimes overwhelming, yet don't let the appearance of a challenge prevent you from making important decisions, such as filing for divorce, when it is in your best interests and/or in the best interests of your family.  At Mark Bain, P.A., we will work with you, your spouse, and the court to obtain the alimony you need.


In Florida, various types of alimony can be awarded to either a Husband or a Wife when there is a need and an ability to pay or as otherwise required to do "equity and justice" between the parties, including:

  • Permanent Alimony
  • Durational Alimony
  • Rehabilitative Alimony
  • Bridge-the-Gap Alimony
  • Lump Sum Alimony
  • Temporary Alimony

Identifying the Relevant Florida Statutory Factors for Determining Alimony / Spousal Support:

The court awards alimony based on specific factors.  and to craft orders for spousal support tailored to the specific needs of the parties. Mark Bain, P.A., can help you to ensure that you are aware of your options and that the court is made aware of all factors relevant to an award of alimony. Factors relevant to an alimony award may include:

  • The length/duration of your marriage
  • Your standard of living during the marriage
  • Your age and physical or mental health
  • Your spouse's age and physical or mental health
  • Financial resources available to you and your spouse
  • Whether a party's career or education was disrupted because of the marriage

Contact Us

Contact us by telephone at 954-455-8802 or by e-mail at [email protected] to schedule an appointment and learn more about your or your spouse's right to receive alimony. We offer a free initial telephone consultation.