Friday, August 2, 2013


Nilo Sanchez

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Nilo J. Sanchez & Associates is an experienced divorce attorney in Tampa who can assist you with your divorce including matters of alimony.  With five different types of alimony that can be considered by the courts, determining which type of alimony, if any will be awarded is dependent on many factors.  The length of marriage, whether it has been a moderate-term marriage or a long-term marriage of 7 to 17 years or longer.

Spousal support or alimony is often times awarded to one spouse or another by a Florida court when a marriage has been irrevocably broken and divorce ensues. Temporary alimony  pending a divorce settlement can be awarded and may continue after the divorce. Generally, courts will determine whether or not there is a need for alimony, and will take into consideration the other party's ability to pay.

The five different types of alimony that will be considered by a Florida court and they are as follows:

- Lump sum alimony
- Rehabilitative alimony
- Durational alimony
- Permanent periodic alimony
- Bridge the gap alimony

For detailed information on the types of alimony that can be awarded in Florida and what each means, visit or schedule an appointment with Mr. Sanchez at Nilo J. Sanchez & Associates, Tampa, Florida for a review of your case.  As a compassionate, aggressive divorce lawyer in Tampa for nearly 20 years, Mr. Sanchez will go over every aspect of your divorce case, including alimony, child support and timesharing and has extensive experience with high net worth divorce cases.
The alimony statute is Florida Statute section 61.08.  Because alimony is handled differently from child support, predicting how much you may have to pay or how much alimony you would receive is unlikely. The courts would decide this based on several factors but as an aggressive, high rated Tampa AVVO family law attorney and divorce lawyer who has practiced in Tampa bay for nearly two decades, I have litigated many cases involving alimony. Contact me directly to schedule a consultation where we can discuss which factors the courts are most likely to consider in your individual case. Often times coming to an alimony settlement agreement between the two parties yields the best overall results and I work aggressively to achieve the best possible results for my clients.

Divorce is a difficult and life changing event for your family especially when  a long-term marriage is ending in divorce. Often times emotions will interfere with what is best for your future as a single person. Your standard of living will be taken into consideration, as well as your health, age, earning ability and other factors which may be taken into consideration.  It is wise to consult with a Tampa divorce attorney to assist you with your divorce and alimony case. Sometimes just "settling" with the other party ends up in regret, and it can be more difficult to modify an alimony agreement and it is preferable to enter into to a fair settlement at the time of your divorce.

Contact Nilo J. Sanchez & Associates in Tampa, Florida by calling  (813) 879-4600 or visiting our website at

Click To view our AVVO rating as a Tampa Divorce Lawyer and to read our reviews.

Member of :
National Hispanic Bar Association2008–present

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