The types of alimony in Florida are in two basic categories. One is the form in which the alimony is going to be paid. The other is duration. With regard to form, alimony will either be periodic, which means weekly or monthly, or whether it will be in a lump sum. The types of alimony, in terms of periodic, going from the shortest amount of alimony to the longest term, would be bridge the gap alimony, rehabilitative alimony, or permanent alimony.