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Alimony
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is essentially economic assistance paid by one spouse to the other spouse and can be granted in a Florida divorce proceeding under certain circumstances. The two initial issues that the court must look at in determining a claim for alimony is the length of the marriage and the disparity in the spouse’s income. In Florida there are several types of alimony, including:

Temporary Alimony: Is awarded while the divorce is pending to maintain the status quo of the parties.

Bridge the Gap Alimony: Is awarded to assist a spouse with transitioning from married life to being single. This type of alimony is limited to two years or less.

Durational Alimony:

Rehabilitative Alimony:

Permanent Alimony:

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