Alimony Attorney In Florida

Alimony is a Florida law that allows a party to continue to be supported by the other spouse temporarily during the divorce and after a divorce is finalized when there is a disparity in financial resources. At Hughes Law Group, our alimony attorney can help explain the factors that go into alimony amounts.

These areas include:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The age, physical and emotional health of each party
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • Financial resources that are available to each person including joint assets and independent assets
  • The contribution the each party made to the marriage (including homemaking, child care and career building of the other party)
  • The earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills and employability of each of party
  • Sources of income available to each party
  • The responsibilities each party will have with regard to any minor children they have in common

How our alimony attorney can help you:

Marriages are classified by their length based on the date of marriage to the date of the filing of the divorce petition. They are classified as short, moderate, or long-term. These classifications are broken down as follows:


A marriage that lasted less than seven (7) years


A marriage that lasts more than 7 or years but less than 17 years


A marriage that lasts 17 years or more

When it comes to alimony in Florida, not all cases result in alimony. However, it is important to understand each type of alimony that may be possible. One of the ways Hughes Law Group can help you is by explaining in detail the different types of alimony. These types of alimony include:

  • Temporary Alimony – A court awards one spouse this type of alimony during the divorce proceeding usually to maintain status quo until a permanent solution is found.
  • Bridge-The-Gap Alimony – This type of alimony transitional alimony and is to help a spouse to transition from married life to single life. It is a monthly payment of a shorter duration, not to exceed 2 years. It is typically used in short-term marriages.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony – This type of alimony occurs when a spouse will need to pursue educational or vocational skill training, often when one spouse lets their professional career lapse due to their marriage. This alimony requires the preparation of a very specific “plan” and the alimony covers completion of a “plan” until they are back at their typical level of income or become self-supporting.
  • Durational Alimony – This type of alimony is a monthly payment not to exceed the length of the marriage. This type of alimony is more typically awarded in short to moderate term marriages.
  • Permanent Alimony – This alimony consists of a monthly payment plan from one spouse to the other, ending upon remarriage, death and cohabitation. This type of alimony is usually only granted in long-term marriages, occasionally in moderate-term marriages and is available in short-term marriages under extraordinary circumstances.
  • Lump sum Alimony – This type of alimony may entail a spouse being paid in one lump sum as opposed to over a period of time, or it could be a finite amount paid in installments.
  • Talk to a Tampa Bay Spousal Support Lawyer

    By working with Hughes Law Group alimony attorney, you will be briefed in full detail on all the options available to you. Through our vast experience, we work to ensure you get the right solution for your alimony case. Learn more about our alimony expertise by contacting our Hughes Law Group today in New Port Richey and Tampa.

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