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Handling complex divorce and family law cases in the Tampa Bay Area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and New Port Richey
Handling complex divorce and family law cases in the Tampa Bay Area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and New Port Richey

How can I get pendente lite alimony during divorce?

On Behalf of | Jun 3, 2024 | Alimony |

A decision to divorce can be extremely unsettling, leaving each spouse adjusting to a new reality. Financial disruption is a common consequence of this process, particularly if one spouse was dependent on the other during the marriage.

In such cases, seeking pendente lite alimony, also known as temporary alimony, can provide much-needed financial support during divorce proceedings.

Grounds for pendente lite alimony in Florida

During a Florida divorce, you may be able to file for pendente lite alimony if you can demonstrate any of the following grounds:

  • Financial need: This could include demonstrating that you lack the financial means to cover basic living expenses such as housing, utilities, food and transportation, without assistance from your spouse during the divorce proceedings.
  • Standard of living: If you can provide evidence that you and your spouse maintained a certain standard of living during the marriage, the court may grant pendente lite alimony to ensure you can continue living at that level until the divorce is finalized.
  • Spousal support history: If your spouse has a history of providing financial support to you during the marriage, the court may view pendente lite alimony as a continuation of that support until a permanent alimony arrangement is determined. Evidence of such support could include bank statements showing regular transfers or payments made by your spouse for your benefit.
  • Temporary financial hardship: If you are facing immediate financial challenges as a result of the divorce process such as mounting legal fees, relocation expenses or loss of health insurance coverage, you may qualify for pendente lite alimony to help alleviate these burdens.
  • Income disparity: If there is a considerable difference in income between you and your spouse, pendente lite alimony may be warranted to address the financial inequity and ensure you have the means to cover your legal expenses and essential needs.

With legal guidance, you may be able to articulate your case for pendente lite alimony effectively during your divorce.