Wife is an indigent, in a divorce proceeding. Marriage of 1 year. Since wife is a non-working indigent, can permanent alimony be awarded to her ? No property, no children.
Any citations ? Appeal Orders ? Judgments ? Case Laws ?
Due to the short term nature of the marriage, short term alimony would not be awarded. While there are multiple factors that the courts are required to consider in deterring whether and what type of alimony is appropriate, her need and your ability to pay are the most important factors.
Even though she obviously not qualify for permanent alimony, based upon the short term nature o the marriage, depending upon her need and the husband's ability to pay, she could be awarded temporary alimony or bridge the gap alimony, but again, you have not provided enough facts to even make a guess as to whether this would be appropriate.
As for citations, you should start with Florida's Alimony Statute, §61.08. Please let me know if this post answered your question or was helpful by hitting the helpful button.
Agree with above post reply. Due to the duration of the marriage the court would not award permanent alimony.
Your marriage would be considered short-term and unless there are extraordinary circumstances (i.e., she became totally disabled while you were married), permanent alimony would not be awarded. Typically permanent alimony is for marriages 17+ in years.
Permanent alimony would most likely not be granted. That type of alimony is reserved for marriages of more than 17 years as well as the need of the one party and the ability to pay of the other party.
Permanent alimony is normally not rewarded in a short term 1 year marriage. Florida Statute 61.08 states that permanent alimony would only be awarded in a short term marriage if there are written findings of exceptional circumstances. If a court only considers the fact that she is indigent and non-working, I highly doubt permanent alimony will be awarded.
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