Are there different types of alimony in Florida?
There are various different types of alimony in Florida. There is permanent alimony, awarded in situations where there are long term marriages and sufficient ability to pay and need for the recipient's spouse. There is lump sum alimony. Lump sum alimony is an alimony that is paid in order to reach an equitable result. There is rehabilitative alimony. Rehabilitative alimony is an alimony that is intended to rehabilitate a spouse whom sacrificed his or her career or goals in an effort to support the marriage or the former spouse. There is durational alimony, which is alimony which does not exceed the duration of the marriage. It is generally awarded in marriages under 17 years duration. There is also bridge-the-gap alimony. Bridge-the-gap alimony is alimony of a short duration that is intended to help the recipient's spouse bridge from the married state to the divorced state. It's usually in short duration, and maybe a little bit higher in amount because it will include things like moving costs, re-establishment costs, etc.