Alimony, or spousal support, is an area in which many people claim to know what “the number” should be, often based on their own experience with a divorce proceeding. But remember, every case is different. The law changes frequently and these changes often impact the issue of spousal support/alimony, such as the amount, the length of time that spousal support should be paid and whether spousal support is even appropriate in a given case. The basic area to be considered by the Court is need and ability to pay– that is, the need of the spouse who is requesting the support and the financial ability of the paying spouse to make the payments. If the Court determines that there is need and ability to pay, then the Court will determine the type of alimony and the length of time in which the alimony should be paid. The Court takes into consideration certain statutory factors, including but not limited to the length of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, the age, physical and emotional condition of each party, and the financial resources of each party. At The Padron Law Group, P.L., our attorneys evaluate each case individually. We understand all of the factors that the Court will consider and we will seek the amount and type of alimony/spousal support that most accurately represents your particular situation.