Tampa Alimony Attorney Gary Dolgin Explains The New Alimony Award Guidelines in Florida Effective July 1, 2023

Effective July 1, 2023 significant changes to alimony laws in Florida have been made.

For purposes of determining alimony, there is a rebuttable presumption that a short-term marriage is a marriage having a duration of less than 10 years, a moderate-term marriage is a marriage having a duration between 10 and 20 years, and a long-term marriage is a marriage having a duration of 20 years or longer. The length of a marriage is the period of time from the date of marriage until the date of filing of an action for dissolution of marriage.

Durational alimony may be awarded to provide a party with economic assistance for a set period of time.

Durational alimony may not be awarded following a marriage lasting less than 3 years.

An award of durational alimony may not exceed 50 percent of the length of a short-term marriage (less than 10 years), 60 percent of the length of a moderate-term marriage (between 10 and 20 years), or 75 percent of the length of a long-term marriage (20 years or longer).

Under exceptional circumstances, the court may extend the term of durational alimony by a showing of clear and convincing evidence that it is necessary.

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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