Durational Alimony in Jacksonville

Becoming Financially Secure After Divorce

In July of 2010, the Florida Legislature passed a new law that addressed changes in child support and alimony laws. Per the language of this change in HB 907, this allowed for different types of alimony that may be awarded in any given divorce case. One of the types of alimony that is allowed under §61.08 of the Florida Statutes is that of durational alimony. So what exactly is this type of alimony? Essentially, this is a temporary version of spousal support payments and maintenance.

Florida's Laws on Durational Alimony

Under Florida law, someone can be awarded durational alimony after having been in what is deemed a short term (below seven years) or moderate term marriage (seven to seventeen years). Before this change in the law, people who had been in a marriage of this length had been barred from receiving alimony payments. Now, these people are able to achieve a temporary form of alimony that allows for them to receive short-term financial assistance until they are able to get on their feet once more.

If you are in need of more information, speak with our Jacksonville alimony lawyer today!

Legal Help from Our Jacksonville Divorce Attorney

For those who are currently navigating divorce and are looking for experienced representation in a divorce proceeding, it is highly encouraged that no time is wasted in contacting a Jacksonville divorce attorney from the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter. At our firm, we make it our goal to provide our clients with high-quality assistance when it is truly needed; we always go above and beyond in our efforts to provide our clients with the just amount of alimony payments that they deserve.

When looking to award alimony payments, courts will look various factors, including:

  • Duration of the marriage
  • Standard of living for those in the marriage
  • Age of both parties
  • Physical condition of both parties
  • Emotional condition of both parties
  • Financial resources available
  • Earning capacity of both parties
  • Contribution both parties made during the marriage

By addressing these issues, you can trust that an attorney from our firm will always go above and beyond in our efforts to provide high-quality and reliable legal assistance when needed.

Tell Us Your Story Today!

Alimony can help you through the transition period following the dissolution of a marriage. We want to get you the information you need, so do not hesitate to give our firm a call today. We know that if you have problems, you need a lawyer who will be there to look out for your best interests. This is exactly what you will receive by working with compassionate and supportive legal team from our firm.

To schedule your case consultation, please contact our firm by calling us today at 904-701-0591.

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