Family Law Prof Blog

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FL Alimony

From Sun Sentinel:

Paying alimony for life soon could be dead in Florida, if the state Legislature approves radical reforms this year.

This would be the second such attempt to do away with an alimony system that some call outdated. The Legislature tried to eliminate lifelong alimony two years ago, but Gov. Rick Scott vetoed it, saying the changes could have eliminated payments to people who already were receiving and depending upon them. The latest effort doesn't include that provision, and proponents are optimistic that the bill will pass now.

For the first time, Florida would get guidelines for how long alimony should be awarded.

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