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Alimony Reform: Better Luck Next Time?

Despite overwhelming support by both parties in the state legislature, the movement to eliminate the awarding of permanent alimony in Florida met an abrupt end in May when Gov. Rick Scott vetoed Senate Bill 718. The governor praised some aspects of the bill but said he could not approve it because it was written to Read More

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Current Alimony Law in Florida

In Florida, the award of alimony is not cut and dried according to a neatly laid out statutory formula. Unlike child support, which has detailed guidelines to follow, alimony is based on judicial discretion. Unfortunately, this means that awards of alimony can be widely disparate. Current law provides for seven statutory factors to be used Read More

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