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alimony and spousal Support in gainesville, florida

How Does Alimony Work?

When a couple gets divorced, alimony or spousal support can be ordered for one spouse. Alimony can help supplement an income. There are a few factors to understand about alimony. Age, length of marriage, financial resources and the income-earning capacity of each spouse are all taken into consideration. If you and your spouse are trying to work out alimony, our attorneys at Hertz & Kearns, Attorneys & Counselors at Law have the expertise you’re looking for.
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What Are the Types of Alimony in Florida?

Getting alimony can be fairly straightforward. What most people don’t realize is that there are actually several types of alimony you can be awarded. Here are the following types of alimony given in Florida, depending on your situation:

Rehabilitative Alimony

This type of alimony is usually awarded for a limited time. It is used to supplement the redevelopment of skills for a spouse. Usually, this type is paid semimonthly or monthly.

Bridge-the-Gap Alimony

Divorce can be particularly hard to adjust to. When it’s time to transition, it can be harder for one party over the other. That’s why bridge-the-gap alimony was created. It is for helping the spouse by necessities such as living expenses and a car. You can pay this as a lump sum or over a short period of time.

Permanent Alimony

Permanent alimony will be paid monthly or semimonthly. It only ends when the payee spouse remarries or dies.

Durational Alimony

Sometimes the court will determine that alimony only needs to be paid for a specific amount of time. This can be paid monthly or semimonthly. For more details on durational alimony, contact our attorneys.

Lump Sum Alimony

In some cases, you will be paid alimony in one lump sum of either property or money. To find out more, contact the professionals at Hertz & Kearns, Attorneys & Counselors at Law.