Tampa Spousal Support Lawyer Gary Dolgin Explains New Durational Alimony Laws in Florida

Significant changes to alimony laws have gone into effect in Florida, effective July 1, 2023.

Permanent alimony is no longer authorized in the state of Florida, so it is important to know about the other types of alimony such as durational alimony, bridge-the-gap transitional alimony, rehabilitative alimony and temporary alimony.

Under Florida’s new alimony law, there is a maximum amount that the court can order as it relates to durational alimony.

The amount of durational alimony is the amount determined to be the obligee’s reasonable need, or an amount not to exceed 35 percent of the difference between the parties’ net incomes, whichever amount is less. Net income shall be calculated in conformity with s. 61.30(2) and (3), excluding spousal support paid pursuant to a court order in the action between the parties.

With regard to other types of alimony: bridge-the-gap the gap transitional alimony; or rehabilitative alimony; or temporary alimony; there is no 35% cap.

If you have any questions about the new alimony laws which have taken effect July 1, 2023, we are happy to help you.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart. He will put his expertise to work for you and advocate for the best possible result in your alimony case.

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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