Alimony

name change servicesAfter equitable distribution has been made, the court may consider an award of alimony. The court may grant alimony to either the husband or the wife. Alimony may be bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational or permanent in nature or any combination of these forms. In any award of alimony, the court may order periodic payments, payments in lump sum or both.

Bridge-the-gap alimony may be awarded to assist a party by providing support to allow the party to make a transition from being married to being single. It is designed to assist a party with legitimate identifiable short-term needs, and the length of an award may not exceed two years.

Rehabilitative alimony may be awarded to assist a party in establishing the capacity for self-support through either the redevelopment of previous skills or credentials, or the acquisition of education, training, or work experience necessary to develop appropriate employment skills or credentials.

Durational alimony may be awarded when permanent periodic alimony is inappropriate. The purpose of durational alimony is to provide a party with economic assistance for a set period following a marriage of short or moderate duration.

Permanent alimony may be awarded to provide for the needs and necessities of life as they were established during the marriage of the parties for a party who lacks the financial ability to meet his or her needs and necessities of life following dissolution of marriage. Generally, permanent alimony is awarded only following a marriage of long duration.

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Michael Beraha
Divorce and Family Law Attorney

1880 N. Congress Ave.
Suite 201
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Phone: 561-732-1090

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