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bill that would radically overhaul the state’s current alimony statutes, which are widely regarded as some of the most outdated in the country.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.