In a significant move that has been years in the making, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a measure that will bring about significant changes to the state’s alimony laws. The newly approved measure, known as SB 1416, eliminates permanent alimony and introduces a formula-based approach to determine alimony amounts based on the length of the marriage.
The elimination of permanent alimony has been a contentious issue that sparked emotional clashes and tearful testimonies from both sides. Proponents of the reform, such as the organization Florida Family Fairness, applaud the move, asserting that it provides a clearer framework and safeguards the right to retire for existing alimony payers. They argue that ending permanent alimony is a step forward for Florida families. Continue reading →