What is durational alimony?

On Behalf of | May 16, 2020 | Alimony |

During the process of a divorce, it is common to have concerns about how you will do financially when things are over. If you do not have a job, then it is even more of a concern. It may be difficult for you to find work and make enough money to avoid financial troubles. 

For your situation, the court may assist you by awarding your alimony. Spousal support is meant to be a form of financial assistance in situations where one spouse earns substantially more money than the other spouse and there is a need for extra support after the divorce. According to the Florida Statutes, the court may award different types of spousal support, including durational alimony. 


Durational spousal support is meant to last for a set time. The goal is to provide you with financial support until you can support yourself. 


The court will usually issue this type of alimony if you need to find and secure a job or get additional training to be able to get a job, so you only need support for a limited time. It is also common in cases where you have a short marriage. 


The court will set the end date for this type of alimony. This end date will not change, and the court cannot change it once set. The court may consider unusual circumstances that could allow for a change in the duration, but this is rare. 

It will always be a time equal to or less than the length of your marriage. It can end early, though, if you remarry or if either of you passes away.