There are several types of spousal support or alimony which may be available to a spouse going through a dissolution of marriage.
The type and duration of alimony depends on a number of factors, including the length of your marriage. Florida has defined short-term marriages as lasting 0 to 7 years; moderate-term marriages as lasting 7 to 17 years; and long-term marriages as anything over 17 years in duration. Assuming there is a need for alimony and a corresponding ability to pay, there are different types of alimony that may be available, such as Bridge-the-Gap Alimony, Rehabilitative Alimony, Durational Alimony, or Permanent Periodic Alimony.
Sometimes, alimony is not being paid in accordance with an Agreement or Court Order, or sometimes, the payor spouse is unable to afford the alimony obligation anymore.
In any event, contact us so that we can discuss with you your rights and/or entitlement as it pertains to obtaining, receiving, enforcing, or modifying alimony pursuant to Florida Law.