Naples Alimony Attorneys

Types of Alimony in Florida

Alimony, also commonly referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance, is designed to assist the lower-earning spouse. In Florida, there are several different kinds of alimony that can be awarded, based on a variety of factors such as the standard of living during the marriage, the length of the marriage, the health and age of the parties, and the financial resources available to both parties.

  • Temporary alimony: Paid to the recipient while the divorce is pending
  • Bridge-the-gap: Paid to the recipient while transitioning from being married to single with the goal of helping the transition
  • Rehabilitative alimony: Alimony pursuant to a plan of rehabilitation to assist a party in establishing the capacity for self-support
  • Durational alimony: Paid for a set period of time and typically only pertains to short- or moderate-duration marriages if there is no ongoing need for support on a permanent basis
  • Permanent alimony: Paid to the recipient indefinitely, usually following a long-term marriage
  • Lump sum alimony: Approved by the court in unusual circumstances when a lump sum is appropriate such as when awarding one spouse lump sum alimony when the payor is substantially older than the payee.

Our experienced family law attorneys at Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A. are adept at representing our clients' interests throughout all aspects of divorce, including alimony determinations. The division of property can have a substantial impact on the alimony amount. Due to our extensive experience dealing with high asset divorce and complex property division, we know how to protect your interests regarding alimony from the outset of your divorce proceedings.

We are also deeply familiar with the tax issues related to alimony. Payment of alimony is taxable to the payee and deductible to the payor. However, under the Internal Revenue Code, the parties may opt out of taxability and deductibility if they can agree contractually to do so.

Naples Spousal Support Lawyers

For a confidential discussion with one of our knowledgeable alimony lawyers serving the Naples-Marco Island area, call 239-262-3377 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.