What is durational alimony?

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Durational alimony is a broadly used temporary alimony.


Durational alimony in Florida is alimony that is set for a specific period of time.


Codified into law in 2010, durational alimony allows the court to use its power to grant economic assistance to a party for a short period of time following the dissolution of a marriage.


The courts will use durational alimony when permanent alimony is deemed inappropriate because the marriage was not long enough.


To be awarded durational alimony, a party does not need to provide a reason like in “bridge the gap” or rehabilitative alimony. But the normal alimony analysis of Need versus Ability to Pay needs to be dissected when the court determines a Durational Alimony request.