Types of Alimony in Florida

Under the Florida law, alimony, also known as spousal support,may be granted in dissolution of a marriage so that the financially independent spouse can support his or her former partner until he or she can establish means to support himself or herself. Hiring a divorce attorney Weston can help you better understand the kinds of alimony you may be eligible for.

Temporary alimony:This type of alimony lasts during the divorce proceedings and is withdrawn once the divorce is finalized. It could be replaced by another type of alimony.

Bridge-the-gap alimony: This type of alimony is meant to offer temporary support while transitioning through the separation of a marriage. It allocates sufficient funds for identifiable bills in this transitional period.

Rehabilitative alimony: This type of alimony is awarded when the spouse is learning a skill that will allow him or her to be self-sufficient. A rehabilitative alimony includes a specific plan with details such as duration of the program, expense involved, and time taken for establishing oneself in the new profession.

Durational alimony: This kind of alimony usually applies to a short or a moderate term marriage (7-17 years). The alimony duration is fixed and cannot exceed the length of the marriage however it can be modified later.

Permanent alimony: This kind of alimony is awarded in case of moderate or long-term marriages (17 years or more). It can be awarded even in the case of short marriages, but only in very exceptional circumstances. It is usually awarded when the spouse is unable to earn a living.