Family Law

Alimony

Alimony can be a necessary part of any divorce case. It is the mechanism by which a spouse with greater financial resources can be ordered to support a former spouse until he or she is able to establish the means to support him or herself after marriage. Under Florida law, alimony can be granted to a spouse as bridge the gap, rehabilitative, durational, lump sum or permanent. These types of alimony are intended for different purposes and are in large part based on whether the marriage is one of short term that lasted fewer than seven years, moderate term that lasted between seven and 17 years or long term that lasted more than 17 years.