What is Permanent Alimony?
Courts have defined permanent alimony as “an allowance for the support and maintenance of a spouse during his or her lifetime. Its purpose is to provide nourishment, sustenance and the necessities of life to a former spouse who has neither the resources nor ability to be self-sustaining.”
Permanent periodic alimony is an amount of money that must be paid regularly until the judgment is modified or until either party dies or the receiving spouse remarries.
Permanent alimony may be given to a spouse who is seriously ill or who is unable for another reason to earn enough income to maintain their standard of living.
It is more likely to exist at the end of a long marriage where one party didn’t work outside the home.
Permanent alimony is not necessarily permanent, as alimony can be modified if either party can prove a substantial change in circumstances has occurred since the entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage.
Whether you are the spouse requesting alimony, or the spouse being asked to pay alimony, here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will put our knowledge and 30 years of experience to work to help protect your alimony rights.
When you come to the Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will treat you like family and guide you through your alimony case step by step, helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart when it comes to determining what type(s) of alimony might be granted in your situation and advocating on your behalf to secure the best result possible.
To schedule an alimony consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.
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