If you are planning on filing for
divorce, you may be wondering about alimony and what type of alimony you could
be eligible to receive. There are three different types of
alimony which can be awarded in Tampa divorce cases.
The first is referred to as
"bridge-the-gap" alimony and is intended to provide assistance to one spouse during the transition
period from married to single life. As this type of alimony is only intended
to be temporary, it will continue for no longer than two years. In cases
where the ex-spouse who is receiving alimony remarries within the two-year
period of time, the bridge-the-gap alimony will be terminated.
In some marriages, when one party has been the sole or primary income provider,
the other party may need financial assistance so he or she can go back
to school or redevelop previous skills that will prove essential in getting
back into the workforce. In this scenario, "rehabilitative" alimony may be awarded up until the point where the spouse receiving the support
is able to become self-supporting.
The other type of alimony you may be eligible to receive is
"durational" alimony. Durational alimony is intended to provide an individual with financial
support for a set period of time, not to exceed the length of the marriage
itself. As with bridge-the-gap alimony, durational alimony will cease
to be paid upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony payments.
Questions? Contact Our Tampa Alimony Lawyer for More Information
Convincing a judge to award alimony is not necessarily as simple as it
may seem. The judge will need to take a number of relevant factors into
consideration when determining whether or not to award alimony, and each
of the factors can have a significant impact on his or her decision. If
you believe you deserve to receive alimony, a Tampa divorce lawyer from
her firm may be able to help.
Catherine W. Real, P.A. is a skilled attorney with more than 35 years of
family law experience. She is well-versed on the factors used to determine alimony
and is committed to seeing that you get a fair, just arrangement.
Call her law firm immediately so that you can be advised of your rights and find out the type of alimony
you may be eligible to receive.