Palimony, a term coined to describe the continued support given by one
person to another once the non-marital supportive relationship has ended,
does not exist in the state of Florida. Of course, this means you cannot
sue for support in family court once the non-marital relationship ends.
However, many individuals still inquire about this type of support, so
we are here to provide some clarity on the types of alimony Florida recognizes,
so you can have a better understanding of what you might be able to request
in family court.
Here are the types of alimony allowed in the state of Florida:
Temporary Alimony: Until a permanent agreement can be reached between both parties, the court
will oftentimes award temporary support.
Permanent Alimony: This type of financial support is typically awarded in long-term marriages.
Although it is called “permanent,” it can be modified or terminated
if the receiving spouse enters a supportive relationship with another partner.
Rehabilitative Alimony: To allow a disadvantaged spouse to take the necessary steps toward improving
his or her income, the court might award rehabilitative alimony, which
will be paid until the disadvantaged spouse is able to support himself
Lump Sum Alimony: As the name suggests, this type of alimony is paid in a one-time lump
sum. In some cases where permanent alimony is awarded, a paying spouse
might opt to pay it out in one lump sum, if agreed to or allowed by the court.
Transitional Alimony: When a spouse does not qualify for other types of alimony, but is in need
of a one-time payment to assist in transitioning to a single lifestyle,
this type of alimony might be awarded to him or her.
All of these types of alimony are only awarded based on legally recognized
marriages. Couples who live together in Florida cannot qualify for a common
Alimony Attorney in Orlando
If you are in the midst of a divorce and are concerned about receiving
or paying alimony, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. At R.
Gregory Colvin, LLC, our lead attorney has over 25 years of experience
in litigation and negotiation. He has successfully advocated for both
the payee and payer during alimony negotiations and knows how to protect
his client’s interests.
Reach out to us today and call
(407) 603-3460 to request a free consultation regarding your alimony case.