Clearwater Alimony Attorneys that Understand
The laws in the State of Florida appear to be in flux as it pertains to the award of alimony. Regardless, there are a few types:
- Permanent Alimony
- Temporary Alimony
- Rehabilitative Alimony
- Bridge-the-Gap Alimony
- Lump-Sum Alimony
- Durational Alimony.
The definition of these various forms of spousal support are not entirely important until an initial consultation can determine the needs of the individual client. Ultimately, alimony is supposed to be the payment of money from one spouse to another to ensure that the other is placed on similar financial footing or providing a reasonable opportunity to be self-supporting.
Should alimony be an issue relating to a divorce situation, it is important to get as many details about the financial history of the Parties as possible and to map out an actual plan. Planning is critical to quelling the fear associated with how the next stage of the client’s financial life is going to proceed. This transition into a next stage may not be comfortable. However, with a reasonable outlook and an aggressive pursuit of such a plan, the Client is to feel more comfortable and in control over the changes befalling their life.