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Alimony Reform is on the Move

Legislators in Florida have proposed a bill that would overhaul that state’s existing alimony system.

The law if enacted would “end permanent alimony, cap alimony awards based on a person’s income and the length of the marriage and make it easier for an ex-spouse to terminate or lower alimony payments upon retirement. It also gives parents equal custody of any children in the marriage.”

Here’s link to an article on the topic: Alimony law in Florida changes drastically under new bill.

Alimony laws (called “spousal support laws” in California) are coming under increasing scrutiny as our social standards evolve. We’ll keep an eye on any changes to California spousal support legislation and keep you posted.

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