Rehabilitative Alimony in Florida
Work with a Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer
When you contact a
Jacksonville divorce attorney at the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, you will learn that there are
six types of
alimony that can be awarded under Florida
family law; one of which is rehabilitative alimony. This is a temporary type of alimony
that is typically awarded to parties who are dissolving a marriage of
short to medium length (typically no longer than 17 years).
This type of alimony is usually given in situations where one party needs
economically assistance in getting on their feet once more, but the courts
do not deem them dependent to the point of needing
permanent alimony. In many cases, this type of alimony is awarded to help the receiving
party in their efforts of becoming self-sufficient.
When Rehabilitative Alimony is Needed
Just one situation where rehabilitative alimony could be useful is if one
party of a marriage may have no source of income, but could be going to
school to increase their earning capacity and employment prospects. During
this time, the court may deem that it is appropriate to award rehabilitative
alimony as the person will not need permanent assistance.
Once they are able to graduate and step forward into a career, they will
be self-sufficient and will no longer need the fiscal assistance. In these
situations, rehabilitative alimony is ideal and allows for both parties
to achieve what they need. This is similar to
durational alimony; however, there is a distinct difference in that to achieve this type
of alimony, the party requesting payment must present a rehabilitative
plan that must be approved.
Hire a Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer
If you are currently in need of rehabilitative alimony payments or if you
are being asked to pay, then you should not hesitate to get the involvement
of a lawyer who will be able to justly protect your legal rights. This
is a highly emotional area of the law and you need outside professional
representation to provide you with clear vision, honest advice and reliable guidance.
At the Law Office of Jason K.S. Porter, we know what is on the line and
we are prepared to always go above and beyond in our efforts to provide
our clients with the high-quality assistance that they deserve.
We know the factors that go into determining alimony and we know the ways
in which courts will view your case. By working with our firm, you can
trust that your case will be presented in the most favorable way possible
and that everything possible that can be done will be done in the efforts
to either maximize alimony payments or ensure that you are only paying
a fair and justifiable amount.
If you have further questions about what you are facing or the different
ways in which our firm can help, you should not hesitate to get the involvement
of our legal team as soon as possible.
Contact Jason K.S. Porter to learn more about rehabilitative alimony.