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A Different Type of Alimony

If you are going to proceed with a Florida divorce, there will be several things that need to be taken into account, from finances to any property and so much more. A court may also have to step in to decide how you and your former spouse will end things financially, which may result in having to pay alimony.

Alimony can vary in different ways. For example, a spouse may have to pay what’s called durational alimony. This type of alimony is awarded when permanent alimony isn’t feasible. Permanent alimony may be imposed by the court if you or your spouse is unable to take care of basic financial needs following the divorce because of a lack of ability.

Durational alimony will only remain for a predetermined time, which is typically short and it is intended largely as a way for a person to recover after a divorce. Hence, it does not provide ongoing support. Its length will be determined based on how long the marriage lasted and the length cannot be changed unless there is an unusual circumstance. However, duration alimony may end if someone gets married again or if you or your ex-spouse passes away.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family law lawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.

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