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.
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.