In a divorce proceeding, the court may grant alimony to either party. There are five types of alimony in divorce cases: permanent, rehabilitative, bridge-the-gap, temporary and lump sum alimony.
In determining a proper award of alimony in your divorce, the Florida court shall consider all relevant economic factors, including but not limited to:
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The duration of the marriage.
- The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party.
- The financial resources of each party, the nonmarital and the marital assets and liabilities distributed to each.
- When applicable, the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable such party to find appropriate employment.
- The contribution of each party to the marriage, including, but not limited to, services rendered in homemaking, child care, education, and career building of the other party.
- All sources of income available to either party.
- The court may also consider any other factor necessary to do equity and justice between the parties. Florida Statute §61.08.
Requesting or defending a claim for any type of alimony in a divorce proceeding can be a complex process. If specific procedures are not followed, a request for alimony in Florida may be denied. At Douglas E. Spiegel P.A. we have extensive knowledge of the legal requirements for all types of alimony. With our experience we will effectively guide you through the process and protect your rights with regard to all types of alimony.