Alimony Establishment and Modification

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At Palm Legal Group, we strive to do everything we can to secure fair outcomes for our clients. Unless you have skillful legal representation, divorce proceedings can end up leaving you stuck with several court-mandated arrangements that may not feel fair at all. This is unfortunately quite often the case with alimony and spousal support arrangements. Whether you are seeking to ensure that your alimony arrangement is reasonable or you feel that you current alimony orders should be changed, our experienced family lawyers can help you.

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Alimony Establishment in Florida’s Family Courts

When people think about divorce, most immediately think about alimony. It is a mechanism through which a spouse who has greater financial resources supports their former spouse until they can establish the means to support themselves.

Types of alimony a court may award:

  • Temporary alimony. This is paid during the divorce proceedings and it is also known as pendent lite. It is automatically terminated once the divorce is final and it may be replaced with one of the other types of alimony.
  • Transitional alimony. This is meant to help a spouse transition to single life by allocating them funds which are necessary to pay for any foreseeable bills associated with beginning a new life without a spouse.
  • Rehabilitative alimony. Sometimes, a spouse may need to pursue an educational program or a vocational skill training program so that they can obtain employment and be self-sufficient.
  • Durational alimony. This is typically awarded in the case of a short or moderate-term marriage.  It is awarded as a specific amount over a determined period of time which cannot exceed the marriage’s length.
  • Permanent alimony. This type of alimony only lasts for a set amount of time, but no longer than the total duration of the marriage. It is used when no other forms of alimony fit the circumstances, yet spousal support is still required.

Alimony Order Modification in Florida

Most types of alimony are not necessarily set in stone, as they are based on each party’s situation at the time of the award. When there is a change in career, or in income, or some other new circumstances arise, the award may not be realistic anymore. If you think that your spousal support arrangement is unfair, you may be able to challenge it and come to a better agreement. Our skilled family law attorneys can help you ensure that you are treated fairly.

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