Florida Alimony Reform 2023

The Florida Alimony Reform bill for 2023 has passed the Senate and the House. You can count on LaFrance Family Law to provide updates on the latest news and what you need to know.

The revised statute applies to all cases pending on or initiated after July 1, 2023. 

What You Need To Know

The statute provides more defined rules concerning alimony awards and is now including a formula for the award of durational alimony.

Permanent alimony is removed from the statute, but the court can extend the length of durational alimony under exceptional circumstances if clear and convincing evidence is presented. This will raise the evidentiary burden for the party seeking alimony but adds clear criteria for consideration by the court. 

The statute redefines short, moderate, and long-term marriages and places time limits on rehabilitative alimony. 

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