If you are preparing to divorce in Florida, you may need to resolve issues concerning spousal support or alimony. There are several different types of alimony that might be ordered in your case, depending on how long you have been married and how much your income differs from that of your spouse.
Durational alimony lasts for a set time period and then ends when the time is over. It can be agreed upon between you and your spouse, or it can be ordered by the court. Permanent alimony is alimony that doesn't have an end date set. In other words, if it is ordered in your case, it will continue into the foreseeable future. It is possible to file motions to modify the amount or to terminate it in certain cases.
Rehabilitative alimony is another type that might be ordered in your divorce case. This is alimony that is designed to help one spouse to get on his or her feet to be able to financially support himself or herself independently. It might last while the receiving spouse finishes his or her education or completes job training.
At Pilka & Associates, P.A., our attorneys work to stay current with all of the changes in the family law. This helps us when we are representing our clients in their divorces and post-decree motions to modify alimony orders. We help those who are in need of spousal support to get the amount they need. We also help others who are likely to be ordered to pay to try to get agreements for durational alimony as opposed to permanent alimony. If a client's circumstances have changed substantially since an alimony order was issued, we help by filing a motion to modify or terminate the previous order. If you would like to learn more about alimony, you may want to read our alimony page.