The term alimony is thrown around a lot and often its application and usage are not easily understood. First, alimony (spousal support) is not based on either party’s gender. Pursuant to Florida Statutes, many factors play a vital role in determining which, if either, party shall receive alimony. Alimony may be temporary or permanent depending upon many of those same factors. The payment of said alimony may be lump-sum or periodic, again depending upon many different factors. It is crucial that you have a family law Jacksonville, Florida-based firm like Hunt Green and James, whose experience and knowledge of the law are prevalent. It is paramount that your law firm fights aggressively to protect your rights and secure an award of alimony, if applicable, that is just and equitable.