After a divorce is final in Florida, the law allows an ex-spouse to receive financial support from the other marriage party in the form of alimony. The support may be made as a lump sum, regularly scheduled payments, or both.

The court may consider many factors in determining the support plan. The factors can include, but are not limited to:

  • Marriage length
  • Each party’s fiscal contribution during the marriage
  • Present financial resources – including the marital and non-marital assets
  • Age of each party
  • Marital standard of living
  • Each party’s emotional and physical status

Alimony Types

  • Temporary – During an active case, the court may consider awarding Temporary Alimony support until the final judgment is made.

    Post-judgment alimony support types include:

  • Permanent Alimony – support to the recipient spouse paid until remarriage or death.
  • Lump Sum Alimony – the court specifies a single payment amount
  • Rehabilitative Alimony – a short term support plan paid until the recipient is able to be self-supporting

It is imperative that you seek professional and experienced advocates to help you navigate the ever changing landscape of divorce and alimony law in Florida.

If you are facing the unfortunate situation of a divorce involving possible alimony, please consider contacting The Curry Law Group. We serve the entire Tampa Bay area, and welcome the opportunity to represent you.