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Will Governor Ron DeSantis Sign Florida’s 2023 Alimony Reform Bill?

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UPDATE: Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation on June 30 (SB 1416) overhauling divorce law in Florida. The most sweeping change eliminates permanent alimony and revises the factors that courts must consider when awarding alimony. The new law took effect on July 1. The bill is not retroactive and will only apply to divorces filed on or after July 1, 2023. Florida Alimony Law 2023: Permanent Alimony Eliminated Florida's legislature recently passed a bill that aims to change the state's alimony laws, which have been a contentious issue for many years. The bill, known as SB 1416, would revise the factors that courts must...

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Florida Alimony Reform 2023 – Alimony Bill in Florida

The Florida House gave final approval to bill that would overhaul Florida alimony laws. The measure (SB 1416) passed the House by a vote of 102-12. The Florida Senate approved the bill last month. It will go to Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign. The most sweeping part of the bill would eliminate what is known as “permanent alimony,” and set up a process for ex-spouses who make alimony payments to seek modifications. The bill would also create a formula for alimony payments based on the length of marriage. Gov. DeSantis vetoed an alimony bill in 2022. Former Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed two alimony...

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Divorce in Florida?

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Divorce can be a stressful and emotionally challenging process for anyone. If you are considering getting a divorce in Florida, one of the questions you may be asking yourself is whether you need a lawyer to help you through the process. The answer to this question is not straightforward, as it depends on a number of factors. It is important to understand the divorce process when considering whether you should hire a Florida divorce lawyer. Legal Requirements for a Florida Divorce It is important to understand the legal requirements for a divorce in Florida. In order to file for divorce in...

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Disney Sues Gov. Ron DeSantis, State Officials Over Alleged Retaliation for Political Views

The Walt Disney Co. is suing Florida state officials, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, in federal court for allegedly retaliating against the company for expressing a political viewpoint. Disney claims that the state is violating its constitutional rights, including the Contracts Clause, the Takings Clause, the Due Process Clause, and the First Amendment. The lawsuit, filed by Disney on Wednesday, alleges that lawmakers openly admitted that the bill dissolving RCID was meant to punish Disney for opposing House Bill 1557. Further, the lawsuit alleges that DeSantis and other lawmakers made public statements expressing their disdain for Disney's political stance and...

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Will Infidelity Affect Alimony Awards in Florida?

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There are many factors taken into account when determining if or how much alimony a spouse may be awarded in the event of a divorce; one of those factors is adultery. Whether you are a spouse who had an extramarital affair or the spouse who desires to collect alimony from a spouse who committed adultery, you will find the information below useful and enlightening. What do Florida Courts Consider in Determining Whether Alimony Will be Awarded? As mentioned above, several factors are taken into consideration by the court in determining if either spouse may be awarded alimony. Adultery is one of these...

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