• UPDATE: Proposed Alimony Laws Die In the Florida Legislature
  • March 20, 2012 | Authors: Timothy C. Haughee; Rebecca L. Palmer
  • Law Firms: Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association - Orlando Office ; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association - Orlando Office
  • As previously reported, a series of proposed changes to the current alimony laws was moving feverishly through the Florida Legislature, the impact of which proposed changes would have resulted in a significant adverse impact on Florida alimony recipients. Despite the pace, however, the Florida Legislature recently ended its Regular Session with none of the proposed bills becoming law.

    House Bill 565 passed the Florida House of Representatives but died on calendar in the Florida Senate. Similarly, Senate Bill 748 died in the Florida Senate Rules Committee. Finally, House Bill 549, which contained the most sweeping proposed changes to the current alimony laws, passed the Florida House of Representatives but died in the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee.

    As a result, the alimony laws currently on the books remain unchanged.