"Bridge the Gap" Alimony in Florida
Like it sounds, transitional alimony is awarded to help a spouse transition from one standard of living to a post-marriage standard of living. For non-income earning spouses (or the party who was not the primary source of income), transitional alimony (called “bridge the gap” alimony in Florida) might be awarded.
About Transitional Payment
This type of spousal support is often a one-time payment and, according to § 61.08(5) of the Florida Statutes, can last no longer than two years. Also important about this type of alimony is that it cannot be modified in amount or duration. This type of payment assists the recipient in making the change from married life to single life. Some of the types of financial needs that might merit transitional support could be if the person needs money for a down payment on a new living arrangement, or if they need to pay for a moving van.
Many aspects of your financial situation during the marriage will be taken into account before any type of alimony is awarded. A Tampa transitional alimony attorney at our law offices can work with you and discuss the factors that will go into whether you are eligible for alimony, or if you might be required to financially support your ex-spouse. After we have worked with you and discussed your unique circumstances, we will be able to get a better idea of whether alimony payments will be involved in your divorce proceedings.
Contact Our Tampa Alimony ATTORNEYS
If you are thinking about getting a divorce in Florida, you need to make sure that you have an experienced attorney who is very familiar with divorce and alimony laws. We at Givens Givens Sparks have dedicated our practice to family law. We want to help families in need because we understand how difficult and trying a divorce can be for everyone involved.
We can answer any questions that you might have about the process. You will always be able to contact the attorney handling your case because we believe that our success depends on an excellent relationship with our clients. We will always be available to assist you or meet with you regarding your divorce. We consider it our duty to protect your rights and those of your family.
Contact a Tampa transitional alimony attorney at Givens Givens Sparks to discuss your divorce.