TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Florida is one step closer to banning permanent alimony as Collen Burton (Rep, Lakeland), of the House of Representatives files the first draft of HB 943.
Among other initiatives, the bill seeks to eliminate permanent alimony as well as allowing alimony payers the right to retire without having the burden of paying alimony to their former spouse. Florida is currently one of only a handful of states that allows permanent lifetime alimony that does not end at retirement, but only ceases upon death or remarriage of the recipient.
"By way of personal testimony, constituent visits to Legislators, articles, and media interaction and investigation, we educated State Representatives and Senators to the need for alimony reform," says Divorce Financial analyst and Co-founder of Family Law Reform (FLR), Alan Frisher. Family Law Reform is the largest advocacy group of its kind in the country. FLR represents more than 13,000 families throughout the state of Florida, including women, children and men.
"We've been working toward reform for several years now, and I'm cautiously optimistic that this will be the year that we finally end permanent alimony and achieve substantial alimony reform for Florida. I expect this to be tremendous news for the thousands of individuals and families who are currently affected, and who will be affected in the future from divorce," said Frisher.
Founded in 2010, Family Law Reform, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation created to change our state's antiquated alimony laws. Based in Tavares, Florida, FLR represents more than 13000 members across Florida. For more information about Family Law Reform, please visit www.FamilyLawReformUSA.com.
Source:Family Law Reform, Inc.