Modification of Alimony in Florida
Alimony can be modified depending upon a former spouse’s change in circumstance, the receiving spouse’s need, the other spouse’s ability to pay alimony and the type of alimony awarded. The alimony laws have recently changed and most types of alimony can be modified (up, down or terminated) depending upon the circumstances of the spouses.
Determining Alimony: Rehabilitative, Durational, and/or Permanent
The purpose of an alimony award is to help the receiving spouse maintain the standard acquired during the marriage or to assist the receiving spouse in preparing for the workforce or to return to the workforce. As the parties’ financial circumstances change over time a modification may be warranted based upon the changes. Whether the alimony awarded is rehabilitative, durational or permanent a modification may be possible under the right circumstances.
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