Attorney or practice name:
Jeffrey Feulner, Esq. of Men’s Divorce Law Firm
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The current state of alimony in Florida is in need of revisions. The laws no longer represent fair practices for the payer of alimony.
As a result, alimony payers will often find themselves trapped in very costly payments for the rest of their life, or other drastic situations. Therefore, two new bills have been proposed and are being pushed through the Florida government to revise out of date alimony laws.
Currently, in the state of Florida alimony is left to the sole discretion of the judge seeing the case. This means is that alimony has the potential to vary widely from case to case. Some variables include the duration of alimony payments, which in some cases is for life, tax treatments and consequences of alimony, the proportion of the person’s net income which alimony can be, cohabitation rules, and more. As a result, some men (and women) can pay alimony that is a major portion of their net income until the day they die, placing a significant financial and emotional strain on the person that may not always be proportional to the duration of the marriage.