Permanent alimony, or permanent periodic alimony, is financial support given from one spouse to another to maintain the standard of living that existed during the marriage. Either spouse can be eligible to receive alimony. Financial concerns, next to issues involving children, tend to be the most prevalent in divorce. If you have questions about paying or receiving permanent alimony, we invite you to call us today.
Eligibility for Permanent Periodic Alimony
For a spouse to be eligible for permanent alimony, usually the marriage has to have been long-term. Some time ago in Florida, a marriage had to have lasted for 20 years or more to be eligible for permanent alimony. At present, there are cases where you can see permanent alimony awarded to the dependent spouse in marriages lasting 14 years and sometimes even less time.
At Givens Givens Sparks, we encourage every member of our legal team to continue their education in the subject of alimony and alimony laws in Florida. We have an intimate understanding of Florida alimony laws and can help you secure the most fair spousal support arrangement possible.
Changing a Permanent Alimony Agreement
According to 61.08 of the Florida Statutes,
An award of permanent alimony terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. An award may be modified or terminated based upon a substantial change in circumstances or upon the existence of a supportive relationship
Who We Work With
Givens Givens Sparks handles cases for the following types of people:
- People looking to receive permanent alimony payments
- People who are being asked to pay permanent alimony
- People who wish to modify a current alimony arrangement
- People who wish to stop an alimony modification
If you fall into any of the aforementioned categories, we invite you to contact us today to discuss your case. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible alimony arrangement through working with you and the other party amicably. If cooperation becomes impossible, our lawyers are prepared to handle your case in court. Call today to learn more.