Family Law Prof Blog

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

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Alimony Reform

From WCTV:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Permanent alimony would end under legislation headed to the House floor, but it’s a provision in the bill dealing with time-sharing of children seems to be causing the most controversy.

Under the legislation, alimony payments could only last for half the length of a marriage, unless the recipient is medically needy or caring for a disabled child.

During a divorce proceeding courts would start with a presumption both parents should be entitled to an equal time-share of their children.

The bill now moves to the House floor and has one more committee stop in the Senate. If passed, the changes would apply to all divorces in which a final order has not been issued prior to July 1st 2021.

Read more here.

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