Florida law establishes several types of alimony;
- Temporary – alimony awarded on a temporary basis during the divorce action.
- Rehabilitative – alimony awarded to allow a party to become self-sufficient through re-training, education.
- Bridge-the-gap – awarded to provide support while making the transition from being married to being single.
- Durational – this alimony is awarded to provide economic assistance for a set period of time (usually related to the time of duration of the marriage)
- Permanent – alimony awarded to provide for the necessities of life as enjoyed during the marriage for someone who lacks the financial ability to meet their needs after divorce.
- Lump Sum
An alimony recipient may be entitled to one type or a combination of types of alimony, depending upon;
- the party's need for alimony,
- the other party's ability to pay alimony,
- the length of the marriage,
- other factors set forth in Florida Statutes §61.08 (2).
Because the issue of alimony can be complex and contested, it’s important to take a very detailed and in-depth look at actual income, assets and the standard of living during the marriage. In some cases, it may be necessary to hire a forensic accountant and/or a vocational rehab professional
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