What Types of Alimony May I Be Able to Receive in Florida?

What Types of Alimony May I Be Able to Receive in Florida?

Posted By R. Gregory Colvin LLC || 26-Jul-2018

In the state of Florida, there are no specific guidelines for determining alimony awards in divorce cases. The duration of alimony payments, as well as the amount and specific terms, are negotiable. Both men and women may be able to receive alimony payments in Florida, and there are 4 main types of alimony awards.

Depending on your situation, you may be able to receive:

  1. Durational alimony. Durational alimony is awarded for a short amount of time. This type of alimony is often granted for short-term marriages, and the alimony payments must not last longer than the length of the marriage itself.
  2. Permanent alimony. Permanent alimony is awarded to spouses with less earning ability. It is often granted for long-term marriages.
  3. Bridge-the-gap alimony. Bridge-the-gap alimony is awarded to spouses who need help becoming financially stable following a divorce. It is often granted as a tapering or short-term arrangement (generally between 6 months and 5 years).
  4. Rehabilitative alimony. Rehabilitative alimony is awarded to spouses who need special training or education after the divorce. It is granted as a temporary award to pay for job training or higher education so the spouse can become financially independent.

Lump sum alimony awards may also be granted, as well as nominal or temporary alimony. Our attorney will analyze your situation and determine which type of alimony you may be entitled to. We will communicate honestly and clearly with you as you seek the financial relief you need to get back on your feet after the divorce.

How Is Alimony Determined?

The courts will consider several factors when determining spousal support arrangements in Florida. These factors include the length of the marriage, the marital standard of living, each spouse’s earning ability and physical condition, each spouse’s financial resources, the cost of further education or training, and the ability of each spouse to care financially for children. It is important to obtain experienced and tenacious representation on your side to protect your rights and interests throughout the process.

If you want to understand your options regarding alimony, or you need help with another divorce or family law matter, R. Gregory Colvin, LLC is here to help. Our Orlando family law attorney will discuss your options and use tailored legal strategies to build your case. Contact us today by dialing (407) 603-3460 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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