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The qualifications for alimony is based on your need and how long you've been married. So if you have two spouse who have equal earnings, it's likely that neither would be paying the other. If you have a large disparity in the incomes, then the person that has the lesser income would be the one who would qualify for alimony.

Alimony is based on the income of the parties. When one person makes substantially more than the other person, then there may be a likelihood of paying alimony. With the more income that you make and the longer your marriage is, the more likely you're going to pay more alimony for a longer period of time.

When you calculate alimony in Florida, it is a form of income, so when one person pays it to the other it would be, reduce the payor's income and you could have an in-kind increase in the recipient's income.

Alimony in Florida is based on the length of your marriage, and the amount of money that's made by either spouse. The longer that you're married, the more likely it is that there would be an obligation for alimony. The shorter the marriage, the less likely you are to have to pay alimony. (silence.)

In Florida, men can seek alimony. It's not based on gender. Alimony is based on the income of the parties. If the woman makes more than the man, there's a possibility that the woman would be paying the man alimony.

Renegotiation of alimony may be possible, depending on the type of alimony that was awarded and the terms of your agreement. So, if you had a situation where you had a non-modifiable obligation for alimony, you would be unable to change it. But, if you have, for example, permanent periodic alimony, it is modifiable as to both duration and amount.

Some types of alimony are subject to modification. It depends on the type of alimony and then as to the type of alimony, it may be modifiable as to amount or duration. It can be by either the type or your agreement otherwise.

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