DadsDivorce LIVE: Florida Alimony Reform

Two weeks ago, Dads Divorce covered the efforts going on in South Carolina to end permanent alimony. In Florida, lawmakers are also working on a bill that would radically overhaul the state’s current alimony statutes, which are widely regarded as some of the most outdated in the country.

Alimony reform has been a controversial topic in the state for years. Two years ago, Governor Rick Scott vetoed an alimony bill after an outcry from the National Organization for Women.

But now, a proposal from House Rules Chairman Ritch Workman that would utilize a “child support-esque” formula has so far garnered bipartisan support. West Palm Beach lawyer Tom Sasser, who is the chairman of the National Alimony Study Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers said the bill has the potential to be “the most progressive alimony reform bill in the nation.”

Cordell & Cordell Miami family law attorney Christina Lapadula joined DadsDivorce LIVE to explain the details of the bill and why it’s received such unilateral support.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

One comment on “DadsDivorce LIVE: Florida Alimony Reform

    I live in Florida, I being married for 23 years. I’m considering filing for a divorce because of my husband adultery ways. We have no children under the age of 18, I make $25,000 a year and my husband make $80,000 a year. I can’t afford to live on my income. Will I be entitled to alimony.
    Thank you,
    Linda

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