Do I Qualify for Rehabilitative Alimony?
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Alimony can be ordered for several different reasons in a divorce agreement, but is primarily awarded to cover living expenses for a previously dependent spouse for a certain length of time. Rehabilitative alimony is meant to provide funds for education or obtaining training to help a dependent spouse acquire a job. If you think that you may qualify for rehabilitative alimony and would like to learn more, be sure to reach out to our
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How does rehabilitative alimony work?
Rehabilitative alimony is utilized by courts to provide a spouse with financial support for a limited time while they increase their earning capacity. To obtain rehabilitative alimony, the spouse seeking it needs to show the court evidence of a valid rehabilitative plan.
Rehabilitative alimony is changeable after it is ordered and can be modified if:
- Either party breaks the rehabilitation plan
- When the plan is completed
- Death of the party receiving the alimony
If a modification is needed, you should file a motion to modify the alimony and obtain a court order it has been modified or ended. If a spouse fails to pay the court ordered alimony, a receiving spouse may need to take legal action.
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Courts respond positively to a well thought out and solid rehabilitation plan, which is why having a seasoned attorney help you craft one can be extremely valuable. A plan should specify how the individual will pursue a degree or proficiency in a skill area on their way to becoming financially self-sufficient.
If you are looking to obtain rehabilitative alimony, you should contact a Jacksonville divorce lawyer to discuss your plan and determine the next best step.
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