What is Transitional Alimony?
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alimony is awarded on a month to month basis until the time limit runs out, the
receiving spouse remarries, or the supporter passes away. For shorter
marriages, extended alimony is not usually awarded. However, you may be
able to obtain transitional alimony to help ease you through the upcoming
financial changes. Reach out to a Jacksonville
divorce attorney from
Hutchinson Law to determine if you qualify for transitional alimony!
We understand the challenges couples face when going through a divorce,
which is why we are here to ensure that those who needs alimony are able
to obtain it. In the past decade, Hutchinson Law has been helping individuals
dissolve their marriages and agree upon alimony provisions that provide
much needed resources for the previously dependent spouse.
Who qualifies for transitional alimony?
The purpose of transitional alimony is to get a person back on their feet
following a divorce, especially spouses that were completely dependent
on the other's income. Transitional alimony is mean to ensure one
spouse does not face undue financial hardship just because they don't
qualify for permanent periodic alimony.
Courts can award transitional alimony for the purpose of:
- Paying first and last month's rent on a new apartment
- Making a down payment on a house
- Hiring a moving company to take furniture to a new residence
- Purchasing furniture for a new apartment or home
- Getting started in a new location
Courts can determine whether a spouse qualifies by looking at the marital
and non-marital assets of each spouse at the time of the divorce and each
spouse's monthly income. Courts will consider the amount of sacrifice
the dependent spouse went through, such as giving up certain jobs, property,
or educational opportunities.
Your marriage may have been too short for standard alimony, but our Jacksonville
family lawyers can work with you to determine if transitional alimony is right for your case.
Call our firm today to learn how we can help your situation!