Durational Alimony Attorneys

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Durational alimony was created to provide spousal support when permanent periodic alimony is inappropriate. Permanent periodic alimony is given when lengthy marriages are dissolved to provide support to a spouse on a permanent basis. It is awarded to the member with the lower income who would otherwise be unable to maintain the standard of living he/she previously enjoyed. Durational alimony, however, is intended for short-term or moderate-term marriages (less than 17 years). While the purpose is the same, it is only meant to be a temporary award.

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Durational Alimony Attorneys at BLG

There are several types of alimony that can be awarded to a spouse in a divorce. Alimony usually occurs to help one spouse maintain his/her standard of living for a particular period. You might wish to claim alimony or find that you face a claim from your spouse. Durational alimony is one of the ways someone can receive spousal support from their ex-spouse. Unlike permanent periodic alimony, it is intended to last for a set period. Previously, there were no options for temporarily awarding alimony to a spouse. This type of support, however, can be granted in shorter marriages. Choosing one of our firm’s durational alimony attorneys will help you to determine if this type of spousal support is right for you.

Get Legal Counsel for Your Divorce

This firm’s divorce attorneys are here to help you with alimony and any other issues arising from divorce. We can provide you assistance with anything ranging from property division to child custody. Arrange a consultation to discuss your needs and one of our lawyers will walk you through the process.

How Durational Alimony Attorney Works

As previously mentioned, durational alimony is in some ways similar to permanent periodic alimony. Durational alimony is awarded for a set period, which could be months or years. Like permanent periodic alimony, it is paid in monthly sums. Another similarity is that it is a tax-deductible expense for the paying spouse and taxable for the receiving party. If you’re unsure about which type of alimony could be awarded in your divorce, speak to one of our attorneys. As part of our divorce services, we can advise you on any alimony issues that arise.

When Durational Alimony Attorneys Can Seek Support

Durational alimony is most likely to be awarded after a marriage of fewer than 17 years. Anything longer than this is considered a long-term marriage. At this point couples are likely to be eligible for permanent periodic alimony. The two parties seeking divorce may agree on alimony. If they cannot reach an agreement together, the family law court will decide. They look at a number of factors to determine eligibility. These include the length of the marriage and the finances of each spouse. They will also examine earning capacity and the standard of living within the marriage. These are just a few of the considerations they will take into account.

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We understand the importance of having someone you can trust in your corner. At Brandon Legal Group, we treat each client we serve as a member of our family. We fight to protect the rights of each client and work tirelessly to protect their interests. If you are facing a legal issue, contact us so we can help you.

Brandon Legal Group
A full service law firm in Brandon

Phone: (813) 902-3576

1209 Lakeside Dr,
Brandon FL 33510

Tampa Office
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Phone: (844)4BLG4ME

5401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa FL 33609

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122 E. Main Street
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Lakeland, FL 33801

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27524 Cashford Circle
Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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