Alimony Reform

Divorcées may want to pay attention to Tallahassee over the next few months.

Wednesday afternoon, a House committee passed a bill reforming alimony.

The bill would give judges the option to end lifetime alimony, reexamine current alimony arrangements and set up guidelines for future divorce cases.

Thomas Duggar with the Florida Bar calls the legislation a nightmare for divorcees and kids from broken families.

“It is very vindictive in my opinion. It is very hurtful for Florida families, especially for women who stay at home and raise kids or for men who stay at home and raise kids,” said Duggar.

The bill was filed last year, but lacked the support needed to become law.

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