One of the types of alimony available in a Florida divorce case is bridge the gap alimony. Bridge the gap alimony in Florida is intended to assist a party after a divorce by providing support until that party makes a transition from being married to being single. Bridge the gap alimony in Florida is a short term payment for a set amount of time. To see if you qualify to receive or may be compelled to pay alimony consult with a divorce attorney in Tampa. Alimony is awarded on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific facts of each divorce. An experienced divorce attorney can help you predict what may be required in your specific divorce case.
Requirements for Bridge the Gap Alimony in Florida
Under Florida divorce law, the spouse requesting alimony must be able to provide an identifiable need. If granted, bridge the gap alimony may not exceed two (2) years. Further, bridge the gap alimony in Florida may terminate upon the death of either party or remarriage of payee. Usually, bridge the gap alimony in Florida will not be modified by amount or duration.
The amount and duration of an alimony award is determined on a case by case basis. The court will first determine if there is a need for alimony by one spouse. Next, the judge will determine if the other party is able to pay alimony. Once that is determined, the court must weigh the factors enumerated in Florida alimony law. It is important to note, Florida alimony law also states that all other relevant factors can be considered when determining the amount and duration of the alimony award, as the list of factors in the statute is not exclusive. Thus, determining alimony eligibility can be difficult without years of courtroom experience. Therefore, contact a divorce lawyer for information on any specific case.
The Amount of Payments for Bridge the Gap Alimony in Florida
In any award of alimony, the court may grant periodic payments or payments in lump sum or both. Although adultery is not considered in determining if a divorce should be granted, the court may consider the adultery of either spouse in determining the amount of alimony to be awarded. An award of bridge the gap alimony or any other award of alimony can be appealed and a separate court will review the previous court’s decision to determine if it was appropriate. See Florida divorce case Blanchard v. Blanchard.
Tampa Divorce Law Firm
A skilled divorce lawyer can make a big impact in a divorce involving a claim for alimony. If you are contemplating filing for divorce or your spouse has already filed for divorce, call us today to speak with a Tampa divorce lawyer. The divorce attorneys at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. have years of experience in both advocating for and against alimony. With years of experience in family law litigation, we are more than ready to present a compelling case on your behalf and stand firm for what is fair. To speak with a divorce attorney call us today at 800 990 7763 to schedule a free consultation.