Rehabilitative alimony in Florida is meant to provide support while a former spouse gets specific training or education in order to become self-supporting. Written marital settlement or mediation agreements often indicate that rehabilitative alimony is "non-modifiable," and cannot be changed.
It is always important to be clear in the details of your marital agreements. Unless your agreement indicates that rehabilitative alimony is non-modifiable, in Florida it is possible to petition the court and request that it be converted to permanent alimony. There are several factors the judge will look at in making this decision.
Among those factors In determining whether to convert rehabilitative alimony into permanent
alimony, the judge must evaluate the efforts of receiving spouse and determine whether
the goal for rehabilitative alimony has been met. If the goal has not been met, the judge must then determine that the receiving spouse used
diligent efforts to meet the goal of rehabilitative alimony. If that is true, then rehabilitative alimony can be converted to permanent alimony in the State of Florida.