I previously wrote about a Florida House of Representatives Bill that proposed vast changes to the alimony statute and the “supportive relationship” standard to terminate alimony.
The Florida Senate has a competing bill, SB-748, which makes slightly fewer changes to the alimony standard and is somewhat less controversial than the House Bill. The Senate summarizes SB-748 as follows:
- Revises the factors that a court must consider in awarding alimony to include the net income available to each party after the application of the alimony award.
- Requires the findings that a court must make in determining to award alimony be in writing.
- Revises the circumstances under which a court may consider adultery by either spouse in its determination of the amount of alimony. Read more