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Alimony In Florida: A Primer

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In the spring of 2016, it appeared that Florida lawmakers were poised to significantly reform spousal support laws in the Sunshine State. However, a last-minute change caused Governor Rick Scott to veto the measure, and after four failures in four years, alimony reformers were unable to muster the strength to challenge the law yet… Read More »

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Spousal Support In Florida: A Primer

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Little has been heard about alimony reform in the Sunshine State since lawmakers pronounced the most recent bill dead in March 2017. Governor Rick Scott vetoed the first reform measure on a technicality, and a last minute add-on led to the demise of the 2016 bill after the Florida Bar Association withdrew its support…. Read More »

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RIP Florida Alimony Reform

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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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Back For Round Three?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

After months of inactivity, and still stinging from two resounding defeats, alimony reformers may be up for another go in 2017. The Florida Family Law Bar indicated that it might sponsor another bill in the upcoming session, since a last-minute time sharing add-on probably killed the previous measure. One attorney wants to see a… Read More »

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