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Family Law Seminar in Orlando

At the recent Family Law Seminar in Orlando, the status of the Alimony
Reform Statute was discussed. There is a new bill that has not yet been
completed. Nor is it accessible on the internet. The bill will revamp
alimony to exclude Permanent Periodic and have primarily Durational
Alimony. There will be guidelines established somewhat similar to child
support guidelines. The committee working on the Bill has been told that if
the House passes it the Governor will sign it. The goal is July 1st of this
year. It will not be retroactive to completed cases and there is no word if
it will apply to active/open cases. This is a lot to accomplish in a few
months so we shall see.