In Florida, there are six types of alimony. They are Permanent, Rehabilitative, Durational, Bridge-The-Gap, Temporary and Lump Sum alimony. Specific information on Florida Alimony law can be found in Florida State Statutes Section 61.08. For our purposes we will generally refer to all as simply: Alimony.
If you have been ordered by the court to pay alimony, you are considered the Payor. The person who receives alimony is considered the Payee. Alimony is money paid to an ex-spouse for the purpose of maintaining a standard of living and obtaining training or job skills. Generally, courts impose restrictions on the payee. These restrictions generally include that they may continue to receive alimony as long as they: