There are many different forms of alimony which are available under Florida divorce law. A common form of spousal support is durational alimony in Florida. The amount and length of durational alimony in Florida is determined on a case by case basis. Therefore, if you need assistance with a particular case or set of circumstances contact a Tampa divorce lawyer for legal advice.
Requirements for Durational Alimony in Florida
Normally, the court will first determine if there is a need for alimony. Next, the judge will inquire if the other party is able to pay alimony. Once that is determined then the Florida family law judge must weigh the factors listed in Florida divorce law 61.08. The Florida alimony law also states that all other relevant factors can be considered when determining the amount and duration of the alimony award. The the list of factors enumerated in the statute is not exhaustive. A divorce attorney can help further explain how the factors enumerated in Florida divorce law can impact your case. For more information contact a divorce law firm in your area for assistance
Durational Alimony in Florida for Long and Moderate Term Marriages
The purpose of durational alimony is to provide financial assistance for a set period of time following a divorce. Generally, durational alimony in Florida is only awarded for moderate or long term marriages, if there is no need for support on a permanent basis. A marriage of long duration is presumably seventeen (17) years or longer. A marriage of moderate duration is presumably between seven (7) and seventeen (17) years and a marriage of short duration is presumably less than (7) years. The classification of a marriage being short, moderate, or long in duration is presumed to be consistent with the numbers given above, however, the presumption can be overcome due to certain circumstances. See Florida divorce case, Fichtel v. Fichtel. For information on the circumstances that may warrant a deviation speak with a divorce lawyer in your area.
The Length of Time Durational Alimony in Florida Can Last
In any award of alimony, the court may grant periodic payments or payments in lump sum or both. Typically, durational alimony terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. The amount of the alimony award may be modified or terminated upon a substantial change in circumstances. See Florida alimony law 61.14. The only way for the length of the alimony award to be modified is under exceptional circumstances. For durational alimony, the duration or modified duration of the alimony award may not exceed the length of the marriage. The length of the marriage starts on the date of the marriage and continues until the the filing for divorce.
Divorce Law Firm in Tampa
If you are seeking durational alimony in Florida or trying to prevent being ordered to pay alimony contact Florida Law Advisers to speak with a divorce attorney in Tampa. Every divorce and alimony case is different, and our vast experience allows us to cater our services to each client’s individual situation. With years of experience in 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 at our firm call 800 990 7763 to schedule a free consultation.