When considering divorce, many people have questions regarding alimony:

What is alimony in Florida?

Will I have to pay my spouse alimony?

How much alimony could I be ordered to pay to my spouse?

If I have to pay my spouse alimony, how long will I have to pay alimony?

Alimony in Florida is intended to provide financial support to one of the parties following a divorce. Alimony can be a sensitive issue because most people do not want to have to support the other party following a divorce.

In determining whether to award alimony, the court must first conclude that one party has a need to receive alimony and that one party has the financial ability to pay alimony. Once it has been shown that one party has the need for alimony and that one party has the ability to pay alimony, the questions become which type of alimony is appropriate and what amount of alimony is appropriate.

Types of Alimony

In Florida, there are 5 types of alimony:

  1. Bridge-The-Gap Alimony
  2. Rehabilitative Alimony
  3. Temporary Alimony
  4. Durational Alimony
  5. Permanent Alimony

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