Alimony That “Bridges the Gap”

If you've had a divorce in Florida, the alimony issue has likely been part of the process. Alimony, a way to provide financial support to a former spouse, is awarded in different ways based on the length of the marriage and the need, and may be either long-term or short-term depending on various factors. Bridge-the-gap alimony is a short-term financial support plan which assists one of the parties in the transition from married to single.

The gist of bridge-the-gap alimony is providing continued financial support to assist a former spouse with meeting short-term needs to help them transition, while still maintaining a living standard like the one the spouse had during the marriage. Bridge-the-gap support will not be provided beyond two years and it must be supported by a specific plan detailing how the individual in need will transition toward supporting themselves.

Bridge-the-gap alimony will terminate should one of the spouses pass away and if the person receiving it remarries before the term expires, it will no longer be granted. If the person receiving the alimony does not comply with the plan that was established, it may also be terminated.

This update is provided by the firm 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 a Miami family law lawyer or a Miami FL divorce attorney.

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