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Florida Alimony Reform Still Being Pushed

By Steve W. Marsee |

Last November, a House bill aimed at reforming and consolidating Florida’s alimony rules cleared the first House panel. The bill, entitled HB 455, passed muster through the Civil Justice Subcommittee across party lines and is sponsored by State Representative Colleen Burton (R). This most recent push by the Florida legislature is the third one… Read More »

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The Unintended Consequences of Sweeping Alimony Reforms

By Steve W. Marsee |

The push for alimony “reform” is happening across our nation, including in Florida, which has had at least one failed attempt to pass legislation on the subject. In 2013 the Florida legislature passed an alimony reform bill thanks to strong bipartisan support in both houses on the matter, but which was fiercely opposed by… Read More »

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Duration of Marriage and Alimony

By Steve W. Marsee |

When determining whether alimony is appropriate in a divorce case and how much spousal support to award, the court looks at a number of factors. One of these factors is the length of the marriage in question. The duration of the marriage can have a significant effect on the amount of alimony that is… Read More »

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Florida Lawmakers Propose New Alimony Reform Formula

By Steve W. Marsee |

A “child support-esque” formula that would determine the amount of money awarded for alimony in Florida is now in the works with the state’s legislators. In contrast to the legislation that passed through the state House of Representatives and Senate two years ago that was ultimately vetoed by the governor, this new plan, proposed… Read More »

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Alimony Reform Likely Proposed Again in 2015

By Steve W. Marsee |

Alimony reform is one of the hottest topics of debate happening across the country, and many states have revised their laws regarding spousal support in the last few years. Florida is in the midst of a contentious debate over whether permanent, or lifetime, alimony should be eliminated as an option for spousal support, replaced… Read More »

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