When permanent alimony is not an option, Florida law may allow for durational alimony. Durational alimony, which is governed by 61.08 (7), may be awarded when permanent periodic alimony is inappropriate. The purpose of durational alimony is to provide a party with economic assistance for a set period of time following a marriage of short or moderate duration or following a marriage of long duration if there is no ongoing need for support on a permanent basis. An award of durational alimony terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. The amount of an award of durational alimony may be modified or terminated based upon a substantial change in circumstances in accordance with s.61.14. However, the length of an award of durational alimony may not be modified except under exceptional circumstances and may not exceed the length of the marriage.
Whenever there is a need for durational alimony, the specific guidelines for the amount and termination of said alimony must be carefully considered by the parties. Segarra & Associates, P.A. has extensive experience in representing clients with varying needs with respect to alimony, including setting the guidelines for an alimony award.
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