The Florida Senate has passed a divorce reform bill, which would end permanent alimony and automatically set 50/50 time sharing for divorcing couples in Florida. One of the most controversial parts of the proposed reform would make the application of the new law, if enacted, retroactive.
This means that people who are currently paying any type of alimony would have the ability to terminate or modify their alimony obligations based solely on the new law. Alimony recipients could be in jeopardy of having their alimony payments terminated.
If passed and signed into law, we expect a rush of motions at the courthouse to file or reopen family law cases in an attempt to take advantage of the change in the law.