Please fill out the following form to get a Free Case Evaluation.
Please fill out the following form to sign up for email updates.
It is common for people to mix up alimony and child support. Just remember that alimony is spousal support for after the divorce. The primary purpose of alimony is to allow the spouse with the lower income to be able to support themselves and maintain similar living arrangements. The husband or wife can pay alimony for a specific amount of time. In the state of Florida, there are six different types of alimony. As a Tampa alimony attorney, it is our job to help you understand the difference between the six types of alimony, which is why we have described each one in detail.
Durational- Durational alimony is typically used when the couple was married for less than seven years. Depending on circumstances it has been used for divorcing couples who were married anywhere between 7-17 years.
Permanent- Typically this type is awarded to a party when they are unable to be self-sufficient. This kind of alimony isn’t necessarily permanent because it can be reduced if the other party does get a job or a better-paying job.
Rehabilitative- This one allows the other party to better themselves through education. It is mostly awarded for a short period enabling them to secure employment or go to school.
Bridge-the-Gap- This type allows for a smoother transition from being married to being single again. It cannot exceed two years.
Lump Sum- For an easier distribution of assets, this type of alimony can be awarded to the other party. Sometimes, this is the best way to support the other party with a lump sum rather than scheduled payments.
Temporary- This can be awarded to the spouse with a lower income to help them during the divorce proceedings. Temporary alimony is not meant to last for a long time.
If you have questions about durational alimony in Florida or any other type of alimony, you can count on us to be your Tampa alimony attorney. Let our attorneys help you understand the difference between each type of spousal support and determine which one is best for your particular circumstance. Contact Hackworth Law by calling (813) 280-2911 to schedule a consultation with a Tampa alimony attorney today.