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Gov. Scott vetoes alimony bill

By Paul E. Riffel |

On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill that would have ended permanent alimony in divorce cases. He said he blocked it because it would have been disruptive for families, according to this article in the Tampa Bay Times. The reversal would have applied retroactively to people who had already settled their divorces,… Read More »

A new type of alimony

By Paul E. Riffel |

 Florida statute was recently amended to add a new type of alimony: ‘durational alimony.’  This type was added to fill a gap between ‘rehabilitative alimony’ and ‘permanent periodic alimony.’ While the statute doesn’t give us much direction, other than to say this alimony can last as long as the marriage has lasted, we are… Read More »

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