Miami Herald: Alimony reform supporters rally around Divorce Corp. film

Florida alimony reform - Divorce Corp.

Article: Alimony reform supporters rally around documentary film


Published: 01/21/2014

“‘Divorce Corp.’ has just arrived at the theater!” the independent moviehouse trumpeted on Facebook this month. “This documentary uncovers how children are torn from their homes, unlicensed custody evaluators extort money, and abusive judges play God with people’s lives while enriching their friends.”

The screenings, scheduled through Thursday, are part of an aggressive push to change Florida’s alimony laws.

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Reuters – More men get alimony from their ex-wives


Article: More men get alimony from their ex-wives

By: Geoff Williams

Published: 12/24/2013

“McSharry is the father of three and a partner in a small medical device company. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, he does okay financially, but his ex-wife is an orthopedic surgeon, and she does very, very well.

Divorce attorneys across the country are seeing a rise in men asking ex-wives for spousal support, also known as alimony.

Florida Alimony Reform is working hard to change the archaic alimony laws in Florida. Please got to the newspaper article and leave your comments.


Tampa Tribune – Til Death Do You Pay?

By Tampa Tribune

Published: 05/26/2013


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BREAKING NEWS – Governor Scott Vetoes Alimony Reform Bill SB718

GOVERNOR SCOTT PUTS HALT TO ALIMONY REFORM and Vetoes the Alimony Reform Bill SB718.  It is an understatement to say we are EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!  We will update our website tomorrow once we determine our next step.  


CLICK HERE to view the final language of the Bill


Senator Kelli Stargel – Sponsor of Alimony Reform Bill in the Florida Senate

Newly elected State Senator Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) is  the Sponsor of the 2013 Alimony Reform Bill in the Florida Senate.

No stranger to the State Capital, Senator Stargel served the people of District 64 as a Florida State Representative from 2008-2012. We anticipate that Senator Stargel will see significant interest from her fellow senators on both sides of the aisle in serving as co-sponsors of this important piece of legislation.

The current alimony laws in Florida allow an alimony recipient to go after a new spouse’s income should the alimony payer ever choose to remarry. It’s called an “alimony modification”, and it can be granted since there’s now more family income. This effectively results in preventing people from remarrying a new spouse due to the very real threat of the alimony payer being dragged back into court by their former spouse years after the divorce was supposedly settled.

Florida Alimony Reform believes that alimony should work like child support – a fixed amount for a fixed duration. No one fights about child support. Alimony should not be any different. The bill that Senator Stargel is sponsoring will help to end outrageous legal fees and promote fairness for all of Florida’s families.
Once the Senate Bill is filed, we will announce it on our website.

Click here to be directed to Senator Kelli Stargel’s Florida Senate website page.

Click here to be directed to Senator Kelli Stargel’s Facebook profile.


Representative Ritch Workman – Sponsor of Alimony Reform Bill in the Florida House

Representative Ritch Workman (R-Melbourne) has once again taken the challenge of sponsoring the Alimony Reform bill that is expected to enjoy broad support in the Florida House in 2013.ritch-workman-alimony-reform-bill-sponsor

Representative Workman was first elected to the Florida House in 2008. He is the Chairman of the House Finance and Tax Subcommittee and serves as a member of several other committees as well. Representative Workman has brought the bill back to the Capital for action in 2013 to finish the work he started last year when HB549 overwhelmingly passed by a nearly 3 to 1 margin.

Click here to visit Rep. Ritch Workman’s Florida House of Representatives website page.

Click here to visit Representative Ritch Workman’s Facebook profile.