As you may know, there are six different types of alimony in Florida: temporary, durational, bridge-the-gap, lump sum and rehabilitative. Each was designed to serve a specific purpose, as the amount and type of alimony that is awarded during a divorce is left to the discretion of the court. Typically, they will look at how long the couple has been married, how much money each spouse has been able to contribute to the household and what type of "standard of living" was established during the marriage.
Since a significant number of marriages include one working spouse and one caretaking spouse (i.e. homemaker), it would be unreasonable to assume that both parties would have the ability to support themselves financially upon their separation. It is for this reason that a judge may require the supporting spouse to pay the dependent spouse a certain amount of alimony.
For moderate or short-term marriages, Florida laws allow a spouse to receive rehabilitative alimony, which provides the spouse support until he or she can handle expenses, without assistance, such as durational alimony. That spouse can also gain skills, credentials, or other education necessary to advance their career.
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After making the decision to file for divorce, it is important to ensure that your rights are protected. Without the qualified guidance of an attorney from Charles E. Willmott, P.A., it would be all too easy to get lost in this complicated process. For this reason, I encourage you to safeguard your future by taking the right steps today.
Whether you are interested in seeking rehabilitative alimony during your divorce or modifying the amount of alimony that you are currently paying, the dedicated legal team at my firm is well-qualified to help.
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