Family Law Prof Blog

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

Friday, May 20, 2022

Florida Alimony Law


During the 2022 legislative session, Florida's state lawmakers passed SB 1796. This bill, if signed into law, will change the way alimony cases are finalized, as well as retroactively change previous cases. The bill removes the court's ability to award permanent alimony. This would go into effect for both new cases, and retroactively for previous cases. 

The bill removes language to allow a court to take adultery into consideration when handling alimony cases. The legislation would also create legal guidance for child custody cases to ensure each parent receives 50/50 custody of the child, under the "presumption that equal time-sharing is in the best interest of the child."

Family Law lawyers said divorce and child custody cases are beginning to pile up as those involved await the fate of this bill. 

Read more here.

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