TEMPORARY ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT
What most people don’t know is that a spouse in need of immediate support and help when first starting a divorce action in Florida, can have their lawyer ask the judge for temporary alimony based on the spouse’s need and the other’s ability to pay. It does not matter how long the marriage was at the time of filing for divorce. The purpose is to maintain the status quo of the marriage.
Though the issue of child support is different from alimony, the ability to get immediate help from the court is the same. Judges are even more sensitive to the best interests of the minor child(ren).