Income in a Collier County Divorce

My Spouse Refuses To Work In My Naples, Florida Divorce. What Do I Do?

When calculating alimony the courts first test is to compare the party’s need with the other party’s ability to pay.  Both of these amounts are largely determined by the parties’ incomes.  When one of the parties has a drastic change in income during the divorce proceedings (and this happens all the time) the other party will…

Income and Divorce in Collier County

How Do I Determine My Income or My Spouse’s Income In My Naples, Florida Divorce?

Whether it’s determining alimony or determining child support in a Naples, Florida divorce, income is the biggest factor in determining either of those obligations. The Florida statute goes into great specifics about what shall be considered income for the purposes of child support or alimony. “Income” means any form of payment to an individual, regardless…

Age and Divorce in Collier County

How Does My Age Affect My Naples, Florida Divorce?

Elderly or grey divorces are becoming more and more common. Age can be a factor in Florida divorces insofar as it impacts alimony. Obviously, it is more likely for an older person to qualify for statutorily mandated permanent maintenance because it is more likely that an older person has been in a 17+ year marriage. Age…

How Does Standard Of Living Effect Alimony In My Naples, Florida Divorce?

Common knowledge of how divorce works is usually picked up in bits and pieces from pop culture, almost all of which comes out of California television studios.  In reality, there are 50 states with their own individual divorce laws.  So, while television shows have long mentioned “standard of living” when discussing alimony, Florida’s laws determine…