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Can stay-at-home Florida mothers still get alimony?

Are you going through a divorce in Florida? Have you been a stay-at home mom for much of your marriage? If you answer 'yes' to both of these questions, you may be entitled to obtain the monetary support you need after your divorce is complete.

A legal reprieve . . . for now

Across the nation, rights to alimony are dwindling for those who choose to forgo their own careers in order to stay home and raise children. Fortunately, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed a proposed bill on April 15, which could have severely limited the rights of many stay-at-home moms.

This reprieve may not last long, however. The Miami Herald stated that supporters of the new bill vastly outnumbered its opponents, so it is only a matter of time before Florida judges may be allowed to substantially reduce the amount of spousal support awarded.

Maintain your lifestyle after your divorce

If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle, you should be able to continue living a similar lifestyle if you gave up your own long-term goals in order to help him reach his.

Every marriage is unique, and a divorce settlement should contemplate the individual circumstances of that marriage. Rather than applying a formula to calculate the amount a divorced woman may receive, evidence of what she gave up can be provided to prove the level of support she can collect.

Lawyers help to even the odds for women who sacrificed everything in order to support their husbands. If you are facing a divorce in Florida, seek the help of an attorney at Peppler Law P.A. so that you may obtain all to which you are entitled.

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