Alimony is a common topic discussed in dissolution of marriage proceedings. Although it can be associated with child support and children, in some circumstances it is just between the individuals of each party. Alimony in general, is the provisions or support ordered by the court for one party to pay the other for support after a marriage has ended. This can be granted to either party based off substantiated needs by the court.

Florida Statute, title VI, chapter 61, section 61.08 lists the kinds of alimony that may be awarded. “Alimony may be bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, or permanent in nature or any combination of these forms of alimony” (Fla. Stat. §61.08). There are many factors and circumstances that must be taken into consideration to determine the kind and how much is needed or necessary in a dissolution of marriage.

How is Alimony Determined?

In the determination of alimony, there are many factors involved that are considered by the court in adjudicat