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Under Florida Law Is One Spouse Responsible For The Other's Welfare If Getting Divorced?

In Florida, alimony may be granted to either the husband or wife and is based on one party’s needs and the other party’s ability to pay. If a divorce leaves one spouse without an income or ability to support themselves and the other spouse has sufficient income, then alimony may be granted to the spouse who is unable to support themselves.

Sometimes alimony is for a temporary period while the receiving spouse gains skills, employment and financial independence. Permanent alimony continues until the receiving spouse remarries or either spouse dies. It is also possible that the court may order a lump sum alimony payment.

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