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Update on Florida Alimony Reform

Posted on : April 28, 2013

As of now, the Florida Alimony Reform Bill has passed both the Florida House and Senate and is on the governor’s desk waiting to be signed.  Not only would this put an end to permanent alimony, but it would tie the maximum length of alimony to the time a couple was married.  Then it would make the alimony length half of that time period.

Stay at home moms in long-term marriages (in excess of 20 years) with little or outdated education say this bill would put them in a horrific position in the event they got divorced.

Note that this is the same bill that would create a presumption of a rotating timesharing schedule with regards to children.

There are many other intricacies associated with this bill, so it’s important to talk to an experienced family law attorney regarding this new bill.

There is great opposition to this Bill, however Governor Scott has not indicated whether or not he will sign the bill or veto it.

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