Alimony, which is also referred to as spousal support, takes into account several factors when determining both the amount and the duration.

There is not a specific formula for calculating alimony and ultimately it is within the court’s discretion to determine. The types of alimony in Florida are bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, lump sum, durational and permanent.

Depending on the type of alimony, it may be subject to modification or termination once it has been ordered.

A supportive relationship can be the basis for terminating alimony in Florida.