Alimony is a Florida law that allows a wife or a husband to continue to be supported by the other spouse temporarily during the divorce and after a divorce is finalized. Historically, alimony was only awarded to ex-wives, but today depending on the circumstances surrounding the divorce, ex-husbands can be awarded alimony. Some of the areas Hughes Law Group’s alimony attorney can help explain are the factors that go into alimony amounts. These areas include:

  • Age of the husband and wife
  • What the standard of living was during the marriage
  • Physical and emotional health of the husband and wife
  • Financial resources that are available to each person including joint assets and independent assets
  • How long the couple was married for
  • The contribution the husband and wife made to the marriage (including homemaking and child care)


When it comes to alimony in Florida, not all cases result in alimony. However, it is important to understand each type of alimony that may be possible. One of the ways Attorney Hughes can help you is by explaining in detail the different types of alimony. These types of alimony include:

  • Permanent Alimony – This is usually reserved for longer-term marriages and consists of a monthly payment plan from one spouse to the other, ending upon remarriage, death and cohabitation.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony – This type of alimony occurs when one spouse lets their professional career lapse due to their marriage and the alimony occurs to cover completion of a “plan” until they are back at their typical level of income.
  • Durational Alimony – This type of alimony is a monthly payment  not to exceed the length of the marriage
  • Bridge-The-Gap Alimony – This type of alimony is a monthly payment of a shorter duration, not to exceed 2 years, to transition a spouse to being single.
  • Temporary Alimony – A court awards one spouse this type of alimony during the divorce proceeding usually to maintain status quo until a permanent solution is found
  • Lump sum Alimony – This type of alimony may entail a spouse being paid in one lump sum as opposed to over a period of time, or it could be a finite amount paid in installments

By working with Allyson Hughes, a Hughes Law Group alimony attorney, you will be briefed in full detail on all the options available to you. Through our vast experience, we work to ensure you get the right solution for your alimony case. Learn more about our alimony expertise by contacting our family lawyer today in New Port Richey and Tampa.