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Tag Archives: Florida Alimony Reform

Proposed Changes to the Alimony Bill in 2017

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Florida’s alimony laws are always undergoing changes and modifications, most likely in order to catch up with the times. For a long time, Florida’s alimony laws were outdated, and heavily favored women. However, Florida has come a long ways in recent years, and tries to make alimony support awards as fair and reasonable as… Read More »

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Existing Florida Alimony Law

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Alimony law in Florida is poised to undergo alterations soon. But in order to understand when and how Florida alimony will change, it is necessary to understand how Florida alimony currently works. Existing Florida alimony laws provide for five different types of alimony: temporary (while the divorce is still pending), bridge-the-gap alimony (short-term provisions… Read More »

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New Florida Alimony Bill Submitted to Legislature

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Details of a bill seeking to revise Florida’s alimony laws finally became known last month when Rep. Colleen Burton (R)-Lakeland, submitted HB 943 to the House of Representatives. Among other changes, the bill, if passed as submitted, would alter the court’s determination of the amount and duration of an award of spousal support. Florida… Read More »

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Florida Legislators Mull Alimony Overhaul

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Florida lawmakers are again trying to change the way courts award alimony, the second attempt in three years. Florida Alimony Law Florida law currently provides several different types of alimony, also known as spousal support. The type of alimony awarded depends upon the specific need of the party receiving the payments. Permanent alimony. Permanent… Read More »

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