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Alimony in the state of Florida


This week, the state Legislature sent a bill to the governor that would change the way alimony works in the state of Florida. The measure would put an end to permanent support for former spouses and alter the way alimony is decided in the state according to a predetermined formula that takes into account on how long a marriage lasted and the difference in gross incomes between former partners. The argument for the bill is that men are unfairly burdened with alimony payments, sometimes for longer than a marriage lasted. As usual, the devil is in the details, and the details here include reductions not only in the amount of time that alimony lasts, but how much money judges may …
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