Need To Know Your Options Regarding Florida Alimony? We Can Help.
Divorcing spouses and courts in Florida have significant latitude in determining matters of alimony, which is sometimes called spousal support or spousal maintenance. If you suspect that alimony will be a contentious issue in your divorce, we strongly urge you to contact a divorce and family law attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
The divorce lawyers at Saunders Law Group have extensive experience in matters of spousal support and marital property division. For a free consultation, contact us in Bartow, Florida, today.
What Are The Types Of Alimony In Florida?
In Florida, there are six different kinds of alimony/spousal support that may be agreed upon by the spouses or ordered by a judge. To be awarded alimony by the court, the spouse seeking support must demonstrate the duration of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage and the recipient spouse’s contributions to the marriage. The different types of alimony in Florida are:
- Temporary alimony is typically awarded to ensure that household bills are paid during the divorce process.
- Bridge-the-gap alimony is awarded to help one spouse transition from being married to being unmarried. Bridge-the-gap alimony is not meant to last for a long period of time.
- Rehabilitative alimony is awarded specifically to help one spouse become self-supporting by developing skills or gaining education or work experience. Rehabilitative alimony requires the receiving spouse to create a plan for becoming self-supporting.
- Lump sum alimony involves an agreed-upon amount to be paid at once or in installments. Once ordered or agreed upon, the amount of lump sum alimony cannot be modified.
- Permanent periodic alimony is awarded on a more permanent basis to provide for one spouse’s needs that arose from standards set during the marriage. Permanent periodic alimony typically ends when one of the spouses dies or the recipient spouse remarries.
- Durational alimony is typically awarded after a marriage of short or moderate duration. Durational alimony is paid for a set period of time, and the duration of the support obligation may not exceed the length of the marriage.
Our double board-certified lawyers advise and represent payers of alimony and recipients of alimony. We have the legal knowledge, courtroom skills and professional resources to ensure that alimony agreements are fair and enforceable.
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