DeSantis should sign this year’s alimony overhaul bill, advocate says

Irina Baranova

Marc D. Johnson

On behalf of thousands who have been exposed to Florida’s family courts, Florida Family Fairness is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign into law a bill (SB 1796) to modernize Florida’s family laws.

The reasonable bill that passed during the 2022 legislative session is a thoughtful and well-planned approach that would bring Florida’s alimony laws in line with other states, creating predictability and equity in a process that has historically torn families apart.

Unfortunately, the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, which is comprised of divorce lawyers, would have you believe otherwise. A March 19 opinion piece by Heather Apicella, published in the Tallahassee Democrat, urges Gov. DeSantis to veto reasonable family law reform on behalf of Florida’s divorce lawyers.

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