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How much alimony will I receive?

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The amount of alimony in Florida depends on the specific details of each individual case. There is no mathematical formula to determine the amount of alimony. 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 alimony in Florida?

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There is no minimum amount of time you must be married in order to receive alimony in Florida. 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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What is rehabilitative alimony?

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Rehabilitative alimony is intended to provide financial support to a spouse until they are financially self-sufficient. Rehabilitative alimony requires a specific plan that will provide for financial independence upon completion of the plan.

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How do I receive rehabilitative alimony in Florida?

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The length of the marriage will play a factor, but it is not dispositive. Instead, the focus should be on the impact the marriage had on the earning potential of the spouse seeking alimony. If there was no decline in earning potential due to the marriage alimony may not be granted.

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Can rehabilitative alimony be terminated or modified?

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Florida rehabilitative alimony may be modified or terminated if there is a substantial change in circumstances. Additionally, modification can occur upon noncompliance with the rehabilitative plan, or once the rehabilitative plan is completed.

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Will I receive alimony in a divorce?

By Florida Law Advisers, P.A. |

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?

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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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