types of alimony in florida
How Alimony is Determined
The State of Florida has created several types of alimony. These are based on one party’s financial ability to pay for alimony and the other party’s financial needs that would require them to receive alimony. Also considered are the lifestyle enjoyed by both parties during their marriage, and the length of that marriage.
Here’s a look at four types of alimony in Florida – permanent periodic alimony, durational alimony, bridge-the-gap alimony and rehabilitative alimony - courtesy of the divorce attorneys at Filler & Hedum Law in Longwood, Florida.
PERMANENT PERIODIC ALIMONY is alimony paid to one party until one of the parties dies, or until the party receiving alimony remarries. Permanent Periodic Alimony can be modified. It’s usually only ordered in cases of long-term marriage, which the state considers 17 years or longer. However, based upon the facts of your case, permanent periodic alimony may be ordered even if the marriage is not long-term.
DURATIONAL ALIMONY is alimony awarded for a specific amount and for a specific period of time. The amount of time someone must pay durational alimony – or the amount of time someone is entitled to receive durational alimony – does not exceed the number of years of the marriage.
REHABILITATIVE ALIMONY is an award of alimony for a specific time period to provide the recipient the financial assistance to fulfill a specific rehabilitative plan. This is designed to give the recipient the financial resources he or she needs in order to obtain rehabilitative education and training that will help him or her become financially self-sufficient.
BRIDGE THE GAP ALIMONY is an award of alimony for a short period of time. This allows one party to “bridge the gap” between being married and being single.
Dealing with the different types of alimony in Florida can be challenging. To learn more, call Filler & Hedum Law. As a Family Law Lawyer in Central Florida, we’ve helped many clients navigate the complex maze of alimony.
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