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How long do you have to be married for alimony?

By Florida Law Advisers, P.A. |

There is no minimum amount of time you must be married in order to receive alimony. However, the length of the marriage will be a factor in determining whether alimony will be awarded, and if so, for how long.

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How much alimony will I receive?

By Florida Law Advisers, P.A. |

The amount of alimony depends on the specific details of each individual case. There is no mathematical formula to determine the amount of alimony in Florida. Instead, it will be based on an amount necessary to maintain the standard of living you became accustomed to during the marriage.

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How long do you have to be married for permanent alimony in Florida?

By Florida Law Advisers, P.A. |

There is no minimum amount of time you must be married in order to receive alimony. However, permanent alimony is generally reserved for a marriage lasting 17 years or longer.

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Will I receive alimony in a divorce?

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Florida divorce law does allow for the opportunity to receive alimony. The law applies a two-part test to determine if alimony is appropriate. First, you must prove you have a need for alimony. Secondly, you must show the other party has the ability to pay.

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What is permanent alimony?

By Florida Law Advisers, P.A. |

Most often, permanent alimony is only available for marriages that have lasted at least 17 years. This type of alimony is intended to provide for the needs and necessities of a spouse who lacks the financial ability to be self-sustaining.

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