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Alimony Calculator | Family Law & Divorce Attorneys | South Florida



Alimony is court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated. Alimony is money paid by one spouse to another to “level the playing field” between the parties and to provide for the needs and necessities of life as they were established during the marriage.  Alimony is determined based on a party’s ability to pay and the other party’s actual needs. The type of alimony that one party may receive is based on several factors including: the length of the marriage, the standard of living, the age and the physical emotional condition of each party, earning capacities of the parties, the relative financial resources of the parties, and the spouse’s employment.


The Court has the ability to award different types of alimony, such as permanent alimony, durational alimony, rehabilitative alimony, bridge the gap alimony, temporary alimony and lump sum alimony.    


Each specific case is different.

Many of the of the most common questions asked to our divorce attorneys involve alimony. 


Here are some common questions:


  1. Am I entitled to alimony?
  2. How much alimony am I entitled to?
  3. How many years will I get alimony?
  4. Is it possible the Court awards NO alimony?
  5. Can the Court award me permanent alimony?
  6. What if my spouse refuses to pay alimony?
  7. Can my spouse pay lump-sum alimony?
  8. What happens if my spouse just lost their job?
  9. How is alimony calculated if my spouse owns his own business?


After doing some research, we realized that there was not a lot of information on family law attorneys’ websites concerning how alimony was calculated.   


The information provided on most of the websites we reviewed were either vague or misleading. 


We are looking to change the perception that attorneys like to “hide the ball”.    We want to be as transparent as possible. 


Although it is impossible to tell you with 100% certainty what a Court will award in alimony, relying on our years of experience litigating family law cases – we can provide you with an estimate of how the Court may award alimony in your case.


Please input your numbers into our alimony calculator below to receive the estimated yearly alimony obligations of the payor spouse.   


Planning for divorce is stressful enough.  You should have as much information available at your disposal to decide whether divorce is appropriate in your case.


We hope our alimony calculator helps.   Just make sure you read the disclaimer below as the alimony calculator is only a tool to estimate what may be owed.  There are many factors that could impact the length and amount of alimony that is awarded to the payee spouse.


Please call us with any questions about alimony or divorce.   We are happy to provide you with a free consultation.

**Disclaimer: This alimony calculator was created by our team of experienced family law attorneys to give you a possible outcome of alimony payments in your case. The State of Florida does not have a mathematical formula or guide for determining exact alimony payments. This is simply an estimator. There are a number of factors that go into making a determination on alimony payments. The income of the parties and duration of the marriage are two important factors, however. Your yearly alimony payment is not taxable as income to the receiving spouse, nor is it tax deductible by the payor spouse for any alimony awards as of January 1, 2019. This alimony calculation does not impact any Marital Settlement Agreements or Final Judgments of Dissolution of Marriage entered prior to January 1, 2019. Information provided on the website (including, but not limited to, our alimony calculator) does not, and is not, intended to constitute legal advice or tax advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general information purposes only.

If you have any questions concerning your divorce (including, but not limited to, alimony), please contact Lyons, Snyder & Collin for a free consultation.**

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