Divorce often leads to many questions that need to be answered. Financial obligations of all parties involved as well as child custody and support tend to be the forerunners of issues that need speedy resolutions. The laws governing these issues can seem complicated and can become outdated. Massachusetts passed an alimony reform in 2011 which changed alimony laws for the state. This reform sparked national interest, and alimony reform is currently a hot button issue in Florida.
Much like the reform in Massachusetts, the Florida bill outlined issues such as how much alimony would be paid, the duration of the payments, and child custody. Florida residents have been sending messages to their representatives voicing their opinions on whether or not the new Florida Alimony Reform bill should be passed. The bill was recently vetoed, which brought joy to some and dismay to others.