Destin Divorce Attorney John Greene Helping Clients Throughout Northwest Florida

Giving You the Support You Deserve

My husband walked out of our marriage after 24 years, served me with papers, and cut off the money. I had always been a stay at home mom. I have taken a few college courses, but have no job skills. My ex made a ridiculous offer to pay alimony for 2 years. Mr. Greene took my case and now my ex will be paying me alimony every month for the rest of my life
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I never saw it coming then one day my husband served me with divorce papers. He moved out and crippled our finances. What do I do now?

Immediately get in touch with an experienced divorce attorney who will request the Court to grant you temporary relief, to include use and occupancy of the marital residence and vehicle, child support, alimony, attorney’s fees and suit monies.

I have 32 years of courtroom experience. I will help you understand the process and quickly file the necessary pleadings on your behalf. I will fight tenaciously for you to get what is rightfully yours.


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Types of Alimony in Florida

In a proceeding for dissolution of marriage in Florida, the court may grant alimony to either party, which alimony may be bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, or permanent in nature or any combination of those forms of alimony. In any award of alimony, the court may order periodic payments, a lump sum payment, or both. The court may consider the adultery of either spouse and the circumstances thereof in determining the amount of alimony, if any, to be awarded.

The court shall first make a specific factual determination as to whether either party has an actual need for alimony and whether the other party has the ability to pay alimony. In determining the proper type and amount of alimony, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to:

  • The standard of living established during the marriage.
  • The duration of the marriage.
  • The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party.
  • The financial resources of each party.
  • The earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties.
  • The tax consequences of any alimony award.

For purposes of determining alimony, a short term marriage is a marriage having a duration of less than 7 years, a moderate marriage is a marriage having a duration of greater than 7 years but less than 17 years, and a long term marriage is a marriage having a duration of 17 years or greater.

Bridge-The-Gap Alimony

May be awarded to assist a party by providing support to allow the party to make a transition from being married to being single, and the length of the award may not exceed 2 years.

Rehabilitative Alimony

May be awarded to assist a party in establishing the capacity for self-support through the redevelopment of previous skills, education, training or work experience. There must be a specific and defined rehabilitative plan in order to award rehabilitative alimony.

Durational Alimony

May be awarded to provide a party with economic assistance for a set period of time following a marriage of short or moderate duration or following a marriage of long duration if there is no ongoing need for support on a permanent basis.

Permanent Alimony

Is generally awarded following a marriage of long duration to provide for the needs and necessities of life as they were established during the marriage of the parties.

An award of alimony terminates upon the death of either party or the remarriage of the recipient party. A life insurance policy may be required to the extent necessary to protect an award of alimony.