How is the amount of temporary spousal support determined in Florida?

The amount of temporary spousal support is determined on need and ability to pay. How much does the spouse receiving the alimony need in order to maintain himself or herself during the pendency of the divorce? That spouse may still be living in the former marital residence which may be more expensive than where he or she will live after the divorce. Therefore, the determination is based on how much does the recipient spouse need and how much is the payor spouse able to pay? Need and ability to pay determine temporary alimony in Florida.