Temporary Alimony Possible, Even When Marriage is Short Term

Even when permanent alimony may not be warranted, due to length of the marriage, etc., the Court always has wide discretion in making a temporary alimony award when one spouse has a need, and the other spouse has the ability to pay, during the pendency of a dissolution of marriage action.  See Coviello v. Coviello, No. 4D11-3143, Fla. 4th DCA (June 13, 2012) (affirming an award of $11,536.50 per month in temporary alimony from a husband to a wife where the marriage had only lasted nine years).