Ocala Family Legal


Alimony, also known as maintenance or spousal support, can help one spouse maintain his or her standard of living and transition to a new future after a divorce. If one spouse has been unemployed or has a lower earning capacity, alimony can help a spouse receive the education and financial support he or she needs.


If you are going through a divorce and have questions about alimony, I can help. I am Melissa Hancock an Ocala alimony attorney. I will provide you with the knowledgeable guidance you need throughout your divorce.


Determining the Amount of Alimony In Florida, the courts look at a number of factors to determine if alimony is appropriate, including:


  • The length of the marriage 
  • The earning capacity of both spouses
  • Each spouse’s education and ability to receive training
  • Other sources of income and financial support
  • The standard of living throughout the marriage
  • The age and health of the spouses
  • The contribution of each spouse to the marriage


In addition to helping clients with alimony during a divorce, I can also assist you with alimony modifications. If there has been a substantial change in circumstances, such as unemployment or remarriage, I can help you modify your alimony payments.