Update Florida’s alimony laws

 

It is high time we change the alimony laws in Florida. Alimony was created when wives stayed home and didn’t work. It has evolved into another tool to help a bitter ex-wife stick it to her ex.

Current laws call for the woman to get an automatic raise in her alimony if the ex-husband gets a raise at work. However, if he loses his job or gets a pay cut, or if the woman gets a promotion allowing her to make more money than he does, the ex-husband must continue paying the same amount in alimony.

This is the 21st century. On what planet does anyone think this is fair? Why Gov. Scott vetoed alimony reform last year will always be a mystery. Hopefully, the Family Law Reform group will be able to convince him to do the right thing this year.

Doris Kolber, Miami

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