Sun Sentinel Opinion by Alan Frisher: Florida alimony laws hard on men


Article: Florida alimony laws hard on men

By: Alan Frisher

Published: 12/27/2013

"Even though Florida's alimony laws have progressed since then, they now mimic the realities and attitudes of the 1950s.

While divorces are technically "no-fault," in 2013 the ex-husband is still considered the "bad guy" and the "breadwinner" and the wife is considered "helpless victim."

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


Sun Sentinel: David Manz – Alimony legislation is anti-woman




Media: The Sun Sentinel (Opinions)

By: David Manz, former chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar

Published Date: 03/10/2013

"Permanent alimony is under legislative attack in Tallahassee. The epicenter of the attack is House Bill 231 and Senate Bill 718. The overarching theme of those bills is harshness, unfairness and the devastating and unconstitutional potentiality of retroactive application of the bills to existing settlement agreements."

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Alimony Reform Letter by Carin Porras



Media: (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.

Gordon Finley: Permanent alimony unfair to so many




Media: The Sun Sentinel (Opinions)

By: Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D (Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Florida International University)
Published Date: 12/03/2012

"Permanent alimony today is not fair to men, and soon will be unfair to women when the current gender gaps favoring females in education, occupation, and income kick in and will make them the payers." READ MORE...

This opinion above was inspired by the Sun Sentinel Editorial titled Change permanent alimony.