Clearwater Durational Alimony Attorney
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When going through a divorce, some people are concerned they may not be able to afford to maintain the standard of living they were used to during the divorce. A person may not make as much as his or her spouse, or they could have been a stay-at-home spouse prior to the divorce. In cases like these, the court may award something called durational alimony, or alimony that is granted for a given period of time. If you are concerned about the possibility of getting maintenance, consult one of our skilled Clearwater divorce attorneys about your case.
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When It Is Awarded
Durational alimony was intended to be awarded when permanent periodic alimony is inappropriate. In cases requiring durational alimony, it offers spousal support to a spouse to provide economic assistance for a set period of time. Usually, it will be awarded in a marriage of short or moderate duration (anywhere from less than 7 years to 17 years).
However, durational alimony will end once it has reached equivalent to the length of the marriage. For example, if a man is awarded durational alimony by the court, he will get payments for 7 years and no more, because his marriage lasted 7 years. Likewise, if either spouse dies before the end of the alimony period, or if the party receiving alimony remarries, the payments will also cease.
In order to be awarded alimony, you must be able to show you have need of the additional support. You can do this by using your pay stubs or tax returns as a piece of evidence. Likewise, if you can tell how the results of the divorce will affect your taxes (if you are awarded the house, for example), this could be a good illustration of why you might need additional support. For more information about what evidence might be helpful in proving your case, talk to one of our experienced family law lawyers today.
Talk to Us About Your Case Today
If you’re concerned about your eligibility for alimony, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our skilled Clearwater family law attorneys. Family law can sometimes be complex and changes constantly. Durational alimony only came into existence in Florida in 2010. If you have questions about your case, or you would like to discuss the possibility of alimony, talk to Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A. in a case consultation. We proudly serve the residents of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties.