What is Permanent Alimony?

Permanent Alimony is rarely given in Florida and is only awarded in the cases of Long-Term Marriage. (over 17 years) Permanent alimony is an amount of money ordered by the court to be paid by one spouse to the other at standard intervals (usually monthly), which generally continues until modification of the judgment takes place, one spouse dies, or the receiving spouse remarries. Permanent alimony, as defined by the court, is “to provide nourishment, sustenance and the necessities of life to a former spouse who has neither the resources nor ability to be self-sustaining.”

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