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In the sunshine state, alimony comes in four variations: temporary, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, and durational, as outlined in Florida Statute 61.08. Now, let’s break down the nitty-gritty with a touch of optimism!

Florida courts categorize marriages into short-term (less than 10 years), moderate term (10-20 years), and long-term (20 years or more). The clock starts ticking from the marriage date to the divorce filing date. Quick tip: File your petition promptly to “stop the clock” based on your specific circumstances.

When Do Alimony Payments Stop?

  • Bridge-the-gap Alimony: Support may not exceed two (2) years and is intended to support aiding the transition from married to single life.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony: Up to five years of financial support to develop skills for self-support post-divorce.
  • Durational Alimony: Can’t exceed specific percentages based on marriage length, with extensions under exceptional circumstances. The awarded amount must not surpass 35% of the difference in spouses’ net incomes.

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