Opinion by Alan Frisher – New alimony bill long overdue

Florida’s alimony laws were written in a day when women had little economic power, divorce was uncommon, and cohabiting was scandalous. Those days are long gone, but the old-fashioned alimony laws – favoring permanent alimony, until death – linger on. Current law causes immense hardship for those who must support an ex-spouse until he dies […]

Parent’s Organization comes out in favor of Alimony Reform Bill

“The National Parents Organization, a group that “seek better lives for children through family court reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers”, is coming out in favor of new alimony reform legislation currently making it’s way through the Florida legislature.”… Click below to read entire article: http://orlando-politics.com/2017/02/06/parents-organization-comes-out-in-favor-of-alimony-reform-bill/  

2017 Florida Alimony Reform Bill

GREAT NEWS. The 2017 Alimony Bills have been filed. Senator Passidomo and Representative Burton will be sponsoring the 2017 alimony bills this year. Below is the link to both the House and Senate bills. You can view and download the House Bill 283 from the following link: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/0283 You can view and download the Senate […]

Governor Rick Scott Vetoes SB 668 – What Happens Now?

On April 15, 2016, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott Sided with the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and vetoed SB 668.  So What happens now with our alimony reform movement? WE KEEP FIGHTING for alimony reform! This experience has made us stronger and more resilient to bring fairness and equality to the outdated alimony […]

Top 10 Reasons to Sign SB 668

TOP 10 Reasons Governor Scott Should Sign SB 668 1. SB 668 will reduce LITIGATION and simplify divorces. All parties in a divorce will have a framework for consistency with judicial discretion. Current law promotes prolonged litigation. 2. SB 668 eliminates permanent alimony, along with other forms known as bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative and durational. Current law allows […]

Counter Arguments to Misstatements about Child Custody Under SB 668

Today SB 668 was delivered to Governor Scott by the Senate. The Governor now has 15 calendar days ( until end of April 19th ) to sign or veto the bill.  Senator Stargel, the Senate sponsor of the bill, met personally with the Governor today before delivering the bill. The following document identifies and responds to the […]