Target: Florida Governor Rick Scott
Goal: Prevent legal abuse and exploitation by reforming Florida’s alimony laws
A new Alimony Reform Bill has been put before both the House and the Senate in Congress by Florida legislators. As it currently stands, when a divorced couple reaches an alimony settlement in Florida, the poorly worded legislation of current state alimony laws leads to severe abuse and exploitation, forcing payers to continue making alimony payments long after the agreed period.
This abuse of outdated alimony laws has also allowed greedy divorce attorneys to prey on the misery and crisis of families dealing with divorce. In some cases, payees have had to make alimony payments for upwards of ten or more years, all the while accruing sizable legal fees in order to fight the unjust terms set by the current law’s confusing and outdated language. With the new bill being put before Congress, all this abuse and exploitation will hopefully come to an end.
The new bill’s conditions would cap the total timeframe of alimony payments to half the total time of the marriage; so if a couple was married for four years before divorcing, alimony payments could not extend beyond two years. A cap would also be placed on individual payments in relation to the payer’s salary and would also allow couples to modify the alimony agreement any time that they wished, even years after the initial agreement was made. Lastly, the bill, if passed, would also retroactively apply to alimony agreements that were made before the its passing.
Having Florida Governor Rick Scott sign the bill would be a major step towards seeing the bill passed once it came time to vote. Help support families in Florida by urging Governor Scott to sign the bill and bring much needed reform to Florida alimony laws.
Dear Governor Rick Scott,
I am writing this letter in support of the upcoming alimony reform bill that would bring much needed changes and updates to the current alimony laws of your state. As it currently stands, Florida alimony laws are being abused and exploited for the sake of greedy divorce attorneys who, in turn, keep grieving families locked into years and years of steep legal fees. This abuse of current Florida alimony legislation must come to an end.
By signing this petition letter, I am voicing my hope that you’ll sign the new alimony reform bill when it comes time to vote. The sole purpose of alimony laws should be to help struggling families through tough times. Please help to make that dream a reality by signing your support for the new alimony legislation.
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