Temporary Alimony

Alimony is a form of monetary support designed to help spouses adjust to changes in their financial situation during or after their divorce or separation. At the hearing to finalize a divorce, the court may grant a number of different forms of alimony to either party, including bridge-the-gap alimony, permanent alimony, rehabilitative alimony, durational alimony, lump sum alimony, or some combination thereof. Temporary alimony is a kind of support only paid during the divorce proceedings and is intended to provide short-term financial relief for soon-to-be divorcees. If you're going through a divorce and believe your situation calls for temporary alimony, our experienced family law attorneys can help you pursue the appropriate alimony payments.

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What Is Temporary Alimony?

While divorce proceedings are ongoing, temporary alimony is intended to cover the standard of living the recipient spouse had become accustomed to during the marriage. Temporary alimony payments cover luxuries and basic living expenses, which will vary from case to case. When the divorce is finalized, temporary alimony ends but can be replaced with another type of alimony if necessary. You can consult an alimony lawyer at Tobaygo Law to determine which type of alimony would be most appropriate as a replacement in your situation.

When Is Temporary Alimony Awarded?

Highly-contested divorces can drag on for months or even years, and during that time, spouses' will likely be separated. While separated amid divorce proceedings, financially dependent spouses can motion the court requesting temporary relief. Upon application by one party for temporary alimony, the court will order a temporary hearing in which each party may bring forth evidence concerning whether or not temporary alimony should be granted. If the court finds the evidence presented suggests a need for temporary relief, temporary alimony will be rewarded at an amount based on the recipient's necessity and the other party's ability to pay.

What Can Alimony Payments Be Used For?

Temporary alimony payments can be used for various purposes, but generally, they help provide financial stability for the dependent spouse until they find a new job and adjust to a new income level. Some examples of things alimony payments can be used for include the following.

  • Living Expenses
  • Insurance Payments
  • Divorce Fees
  • Educational Costs

What Factors Determine Alimony?

The amount of alimony awarded will depend on a number of factors., and the spousal support you pay or receive will ultimately be decided by the judge overseeing your divorce. Factors the court will consider include the following.

  • The established marital standard of living
  • The household's primary source of income
  • The age of each spouse
  • The needs of children
  • The marriage's length
  • The employability and earning potential of each spouse
  • The financial resources of each spouse

Alimony Attorneys In Sarasota, FL

During your divorce, our skilled alimony lawyers will explain the law as it pertains to your case. Florida alimony laws continually change. Therefore, it is important to seek adequate representation to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Contact Tobaygo Law today to request a consultation with our experienced Sarasota divorce attorneys!