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Alimony Reform Likely In Florida



Alimony reform is a hot-button issue in many states, with both lawyers and divorcees trying to roll-back decades-old rules that determine how much — and for how long — alimony must be paid following a divorce. Florida has been at the forefront of the alimony reform movement. Earlier this year, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed a widely-supported bill that would have banned permanent alimony and limited alimony payments based on income and length of marriage. Governor Scott said the law was unconstitutional because it would have applied retroactively to existing alimony arrangements.

THELAW.TV spoke with Orlando, Florida divorce lawyer N. Diane Holmes about the chances that alimony reform would become law and why it will happen.

  • MARYLAND ALIMONY REFORM

    As all states band together for change, there is no doubt that Alimony Reform will transform into reality. Right behind you in support Florida!!!

    In support of Alimony and Family Law Reform Nationwide~

    MARYLAND ALIMONY REFORM

  • John Waldorf

    This is really a no brainer. The only people benefiting from archaic Divorce laws are the Family Law Attorneys and the Judiciary. Alimony reform can not come to quick. Permanent alimony is just another entitlement program effectively managed by the Family Courts and the Family Sections of the State bar Associations. How many conflicts of interest do we need to have before a revolution??

  • LeeKallett

    Please support alimony reform.
    Elvina and Lee Kallett of St. Pete Beach, FL – Pays lifetime alimony to woman unable to remarry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l523XAgv_vc

  • Kim Detorez

    Please be aware how corrupt Florida’s family courts are. Judges are paid title 9 bribe money for every dollar they extract from the husband above the states guideline for child support. Debtors prisons were made illegal back in 1790 but feminist reopened them for men for child support violators back in the 1980′s. Corrupt judges often issue protective and restraining orders against fathers for no reason. They just issue them to women as a easy way of removing the father from the home and to give possesion of the home and auto and children to the mother. They do not ask for any proof of domestic violence or abuse because the Florida judges are part of the scam.

  • Robin Hair

    A MOST EGREGIOUS alimony horror story: “NJ Permanent Alimony Termination Litigation Contributed to My Husband’s Death.” My now deceased husband, while diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme IV, was cruelly and inhumanely treated by Judge Andrea Carter, Middlesex County, NJ, and Defendant, ex-wife, a South Brunswick, NJ second grade school teacher. They attacked him like lion’s prey until there was no life left in him. Please read and sign the petition and share with others. Thanks.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/nj-permanent-alimony-termination-litigation-contributed-to-my-husband-s-death#