Updated: 04/18/13 at 12:00 AM
Alimony Reform Bill was heard on the House Floor on Wednesday. The House has has adopted the Senate version, SB 718. It is now scheduled for its third reading and possible House Floor Vote. It has been placed on the Session Special Calendar. The date and time below is subject to be changed by The House. We will post any changes here to the date and time as they become available to us.
When: Thursday 04/18/13
Time: starting at 10:30 AM
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The 2013 Florida Alimony Reform Bill in the Florida House - (also known as the Dissolution of Marriage Bill) will have its third reading on Thursday 04/18/13 and it is expected to be voted on by the House Floor at that time. We will keep updating the public and our elected officials and their staff on each bill's progress. Keep coming back to our website for updates.
Representative Ritch Workman - Sponsor of the Alimony Reform Bill in the Florida House
Senator Kelli Stargel - Sponsor of the 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.
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