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Now that some of the dust has settled on the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (2017 Tax Act) it’s a good idea to look at two of the provisions that directly impact divorces.

Before going any further, here is my disclaimer: I am not a tax lawyer, CPA or accountant.

The relevant […]

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Celebrity Breakups- Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck

Last week I was reading an excerpt of an interview with Jennifer Garner, in which she of course spoke about her divorce from Ben Affleck. I consider Ms. Garner an atypical celebrity in that she doesn’t seem to go after headlines for the sake of […]

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Earlier this year, the alimony reform bill didn’t make it through the Florida legislature.

But this is a topic that for some reason reminds me of that Carly Simon song, Coming Around Again.  I only remembered the title when I started this entry, so I went and read the lyrics; […]

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The recent attempt by the Florida Legislature to amend Florida’s alimony statute (the much-touted “alimony reform”) once again proved popular; or maybe that should be controversial, depending on whether you anticipated paying or getting it. (To say nothing of changing the law on those who were already paying/receiving it).

I often […]

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The Herald has the story on Gov. Scott vetoing the 2013 Florida alimony reform bill, SB 718.

Click here to read the full story.


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Thanks to the passing of this bill, we lawyers should see more work than if we had collectively taken out a State-wide ad as people who have alimony agreements in place make a fast U turn back to the courthouse, trying to get them modified or thrown out.

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Senate Bill 718, which seeks to reform alimony, is waiting for Gov. Scott to sign it.  But the bill is about other things as well, including timesharing schedules with children.  You can access the Bill here.

 Some interesting highlights, courtesy of the Florida Bar Family Law Section:

 short term marriage […]

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It looks like there were some amendments to the proposed legislation.  The Bill was approved 12/2 in favor; and is now scheduled to go for a Senate vote on March 27th.

You can see the Senate history for this Bill at the alimony 2013 Senate bill history age.

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As I wrote in an earlier post, the Florida Legislature is once again eying alimony for reform. (Although it seems the proposed changes will not stop there because there are some changes being considered as to issues concerning children).

This year’s reform is once again […]

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Last year the Florida Legislature did not pass legislation aimed at changing the Florida alimony statute.

This year, there are new proposals to make changes to it.

To compare what is being proposed against what we already have visit these two links:

– Current Alimony Statute, Section 61.08;

– The Florida Bar News’ […]

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