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Alimony: May I have some please?

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Aisha WhiteAlimony: May I have some please?

By: Aisha White

We have all heard stories in the news about people receiving outrageous sums of alimony after a divorce, but is it really that easy to strike it rich?  In Florida, alimony is governed under Fla. Stat. 61.08 .  There are different types of alimony available to parties here in Florida, including: Bridge-the-Gap alimony, Rehabilitative alimony, Durational alimony, and Permanent alimony. There is also a type of alimony called alimony Pendente Lite that is available while the actual divorce is still pending.

Before making an alimony award determination, the court has to first determine whether either party needs alimony AND whether either party has the ability to pay alimony. If the Read More