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RIP Florida Alimony Reform

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida lawmakers will not consider another spousal support overhaul measure this session, even though reform advocates and the Florida Bar Association submitted a joint proposal to the Senate Children, Families, and Elders Committee. Committee Chair Rene Garcia (R-Hialeah) said the body would not consider the proposal because lawmakers have “more pressing issues” to deal… Read More »

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Florida Alimony Reform, Episode III: Revenge Of The Reformers

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State Representative Colleen Burton (R-Lakeland) said she introduced a third alimony reform bill because “it is the right thing to do.” This latest effort contains no time-sharing presumption, which Governor Rick Scott cited in last year’s veto letter. Earlier, in 2013, Governor Scott vetoed a similar measure, specifically objecting that the proposed law applied… Read More »

Add-On Kills Alimony Reform Bill

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

For the second time in three years, Governor Rick Scott vetoed an alimony reform bill. Although the measure passed by fairly wide margins in both the state House and Senate, Governor Scott took issue with the presumption that a 50-50 parenting time split is the best possible custody arrangement. “This bill has the potential… Read More »

Potential Alimony Reform in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Florida Bar Association’s Family Law section withdrew its support from the pending alimony reform bill, even though it helped draft significant portions of it and lobbied for its passage. Basically, the ongoing alimony reform battle in the Sunshine State pits payor spouses (mostly men) who claim that the system is unpredictable and unfair… Read More »

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