In Florida, there is no formula for the calculation of alimony like there is for child support. While different judges can come up with different alimony awards, there are some boundaries. For instance, when awarding alimony to a Wife, the Court must be mindful of the Husband’s legitimate expenses and his deficit or surplus (after subtracting his expenses from his after tax income).
It is grounds for appeal if the Court orders a Husband to pay alimony without leaving him with enough of his income to pay his legitimate expenses. As a result it become very important to establish the Husband's legitimate expenses.
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