Purpose of Alimony

Florida law allows for several types of alimony, whether it be permanent alimony, rehabilitative alimony or bridge-the-gap alimony, among others. Regardless of the type, all alimony is intended to provide support for a spouse as a result of a divorce. Alimony preserves the economic status spouses enjoyed while married. Alimony is also

In a Florida divorce proceeding, the trial court has broad discretion “to do equity between the parties.” Acker v. Acker, 904 So. 2d 384, 388 (Fla. 2005). To “do equity” means to do what the court determines is fair and reasonable under the circumstances. To achieve this goal, the trial court has at its