Media: NewsChief.com (Editorials and Letters)
By: Carin Porras, Chair, Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
Published Date: 01/25/2013
“Contrary to its name, lifetime or permanent alimony is often not permanent at all. The courts may reduce or terminate a permanent alimony award based upon substantial changes in circumstances including retirement, the existence of a supportive relationship, an increase in the income of a recipient spouse and a reduction in the income of the payor spouse. It also terminates automatically if the recipient spouse remarries or upon the death of either spouse.” READ MORE…
Note: This was written by Carin Porras in response to the article “Stargel Proposes Alimony Reform Away From Lifetime Payments” Jan. 19, written in The Ledger.