Various types of alimony can be awarded in different states and under different
circumstances. One type of
alimony, or spousal support, is known as rehabilitative alimony. Rehabilitative
alimony is generally awarded after a short to medium length marriage to
a spouse who has given up their career or educational pursuits in order
to raise a family or simply to abide by the wishes of their former spouse.
People who have left the workforce during their marriage can use rehabilitative
alimony to go back to school, gain the necessary work experience to support
themselves, or take some other steps to re-enter the workforce and become
self-sufficient. In order to obtain rehabilitative alimony, a spouse must
show their plan for rehabilitation and have that plan approved by a judge.
Rehabilitative alimony is intended to help such spouses get back on their
feet; it is not a permanent support arrangement.
Other types of spousal support include permanent alimony, durational alimony,
temporary alimony, and lump sum alimony.
To learn more about the types of alimony available in the state of Florida,
contact a Jacksonville alimony lawyer from our law office now. Our Jacksonville family lawyers will take the
time to review your current situation and can inform you if you are eligible
for spousal support.