What are the Types of Alimony in Florida?

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If you were recently divorced, you might still be going through many painful emotions. One of them may be uncertainty, especially if you weren’t the primary earner in your household. You may be wondering what will change after the income you usually receive vanishes. It is important to know what kinds of alimony are available in Florida for this reason.

The shortest type of alimony is lump-sum. As the name suggests, it is a one-time payment of either money or property. The next longest is bridge-the-gap alimony. A former spouse would use this aid to transition from marriage to single life. For example, your ex may need financial assistance while they are waiting for your house to sell. Rehabilitative alimony is a specialized bridge-the-gap alimony. It provides money for education or training required to get a job that will allow self-sufficiency.

The next two are longer forms compared to the above. The longest time that durational alimony can last, for example, is the length of the marriage. Permanent alimony continues indefinitely. For your spouse to receive this type, they must be unable to support themselves at the same quality of life as they had in your marriage.

Ultimately, every divorce case is different. That’s why it’s important to consult a divorce lawyer knowledgeable in alimony. They are your best chance for getting the alimony you deserve. They also understand the stress that comes along with a divorce. A solid financial foundation will enable you to become self-sufficient. It will also aid in your recovery.

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John Schutz

John Schutz

Partner at John F. Schutz, P.L.

Representing clients exclusively in family law cases for the past 24 years, Mr. Schutz is widely regarded as a marital and family law expert. He is Board Certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Mr. Schutz is committed to elevating the standards and improving the practice of family law.

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