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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Alimony reform advocates retooling legislation

From the Sun Sentinel:

Permanent alimony soon may be a thing of the past for Floridians who get a divorce.

Florida lawmakers are looking into rewriting the state's comprehensive divorce law, which some critics call archaic.

Some other key changes being considered include:

• Seeking a reduction in payments when divorcees retire.

• Automatic payment cuts if an ex-spouse loses a job or takes a salary reduction.

• Changing the way child custody is awarded.

• How to calculate alimony.

"Both sides agree that additional reform is necessary," said Alan Frisher, a Melbourne-based financial adviser who heads the group Florida Alimony Reform and has been pressing for legislation for two years.

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As a general rule, Oklahoma is not a strong alimony state.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer Matt Ingham | Sep 24, 2013 7:22:27 PM

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