Tampa Alimony Lawyer Gary Dolgin Explains That Need and Ability To Pay Must Be Considered When Determining Alimony Award

Alimony awards are based on several criteria but are ultimately governed by a two-pronged test: the need of the receiving spouse and the ability to pay of the paying spouse.

The standard of living established during the marriage is the most important independent factor.

The threshold question of ability to pay should be determined before any of the other factors are considered.

If a spouse does not have the ability to pay, it matters little to what lifestyle a party has become accustomed or what the party’s physical or mental condition is.

The ability to pay must be established before need.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will put our knowledge and 30 years of experience to work for you, whether you are seeking alimony or defending a claim against alimony.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart. He will put his expertise to work for you and advocate for the best possible result in your alimony case.

To schedule an alimony consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

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