Generally speaking, the length of a marriage bears a direct relationship to the initial decision to award alimony.
It is presumed that:
– a short-term marriage is a marriage having a duration of less than 7 years;
– a moderate-term marriage is a marriage having a duration of greater than 7 years but less than 17 years;
– and a long-term marriage is a marriage having a duration of 17 years or greater.
Permanent alimony may be awarded following a marriage of long duration, if such an award is appropriate upon consideration of the other alimony factors set forth in [F.S. 61.08](2).
Permanent alimony may be awarded following a marriage of moderate duration if such an award is appropriate based upon clear and convincing evidence and after consideration of the factors set forth in [F.S. 61.08](2).
If there are written findings of exceptional circumstances, permanent alimony may be awarded following a marriage of short duration.
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.
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.
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