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Understanding alimony: Permanent and durational awards


While some states have revised their family law statutes to exclude permanent alimony awards, Florida still recognizes and implements this long-term form of spousal support. However, adjustments made by the Florida legislature have added further qualifications for those who seek permanent alimony. The length of a marriage plays a substantial role in whether a party has a right to claim a permanent alimony award. Under current law, the court separates unions into three categories: short-term (less... Continue Reading...

Understanding alimony: Short-term awards


In many divorce cases, a judge may determine that a party has a clearly established need for continued monetary support, but only for a set period of time after a marriage is dissolved. Insituations where the length of the marriage, the assets of both parties or other relevant factors render a permanent alimony award inappropriate, a Miami divorce lawyer may seek a short-term form of support for their client. The two primary forms of short-term alimony... Continue Reading...

Understanding Alimony: Determining factors


Before establishing the type and monetary amount of an alimony award, the court will first review financial documents from the two parties in a divorce to determine if alimony payments are appropriate or necessary. In order for such an award to be granted, the court must decide that one party has a need for ongoing financial support, and that the other has the ability to provide that support. If the court determines that an alimony award... Continue Reading...
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