Types of Alimony Arrangements
If a court awards alimony to you or your spouse in your divorce, there are several types of alimony awards the court may choose. It is important to know the terms of your alimony arrangement so you can plan accordingly.
Here are some examples of these types of alimony.
- Bridge the gap alimony: This is a type of alimony that is offered to people to give temporary support to ensure a smoother transition from married life to single life.
- Durational alimony: This category of alimony is used to give a person economic assistance for a specific, defined period of time after a marriage of short or moderate length. It may also be awarded after a marriage that was of a longer duration if there will not be a need for ongoing, permanent spousal support.
- Rehabilitative alimony: This type of alimony is most likely to be awarded to help a party establish the ability to support themselves. Its purpose is to support a party while they seek additional education or training to increase their earning potential and become self-sufficient. The term for this alimony will depend on the length of time it takes for them to reasonably increase their earning potential.
- Permanent alimony: This is an ongoing alimony arrangement to support a spouse who does not have the capability to financially support their everyday necessities after a divorce. It is most likely to be implemented after the dissolution of a long-term marriage, or if the recipient spouse has particular disabilities or other issues that limit their earning potential.
For more information about the various types of alimony most likely to be ordered by a court as part of a divorce, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.