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Monday, December 12, 2011

Florida Alimony Laws

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Edward J. Chandler, P.A.

708 East Atlantic Boulevard    Telephone:  (954) 788-1355
Pompano Beach, Fl 33060    Facsimile:  (954) 788-1357

Attorney Edward J. Chandler has successfully represented numerous clients in dissolution of Marriage cases throughout the State of Florida.  Edward J. Chandler  prides himself on aggressive representation with a personal touch.

In addition to personally handling your case, Edward J. Chandler, Esq. will be available to you during every step of the divorce process. Edward J. Chandler guarantees that you and your case will receive his undivided attention.

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Florida Alimony Types:

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. Bridge-the-gap alimony is designed to assist a party with legitimate identifiable short-term needs, and the length of an award may not exceed 2 years. An award of bridge-the-gap alimony terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. An award of bridge-the-gap alimony shall not be modifiable in amount or duration.

Rehabilitative Alimony: Awarded to assist a party in establishing the capacity for self-support through either:

1. The redevelopment of previous skills or credentials; or

2. The acquisition of education, training, or work 113 experience necessary to develop appropriate employment skills or 114 credentials.

A final judgment or order of rehabilitative alimony must have findings of fact showing a “specific and defined rehabilitative plan.”

An award of rehabilitative alimony may be modified or terminated based upon a substantial change in circumstances, upon noncompliance with the rehabilitative plan, or upon completion of the rehabilitative plan.

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

An award of durational alimony terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony.

The amount of an award of durational alimony may be modified or terminated based upon a substantial change in circumstances.

The length of durational alimony may not be modified absent exceptional circumstances.

The length of durational alimony may not exceed the length of the marriage.

Permanent Alimony: 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 a dissolution of marriage.

Permanent alimony may be awarded following a marriage of long duration, following a marriage of moderate duration if such an award is appropriate upon consideration of the following factors:

An award of permanent alimony terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony.

An award may be modified or terminated based upon a substantial change in circumstances or upon the existence of a supportive relationship.

Professional Organizations:

   * Florida Bar since 1991
    * Broward County Bar Association
    * Association of Trial Lawyers of America -ATLA
    * Federal Bar
    * Federal Court -Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
    * Supreme Court of United States
    * 4th District Court of  Appeals
    * 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
    * United States Tax Court



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