Alimony Reform Off the Table in 2020

Florida-Alimony-Reform

A proposed revamp of the state’s alimony laws is off the table for the 2020 legislative session, according to Lakeland Republican Kelli Stargel, the Senate sponsor of the proposal.

The News Service of Florida reported on Tuesday February 25, 2020 a proposed revamp of the state’s alimony laws is off the table for the 2020 legislative session, according to the Senate sponsor of the proposal.

While a similar House bill (HB 843) has been approved by two committees and is scheduled to go before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sen. Kelli Stargel’s measure (SB 1832) never made it out of its first committee in the Senate.

“So at this point in the process, it would be near impossible to get that done this year. We’ll keep working on it for next year,” Stargel, R-Lakeland, told News Service of Florida .

The proposals would create a formula for judges to use when setting alimony payments and do away with “permanent,” or lifetime, alimony and set a presumption for 50/50 timesharing.

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