Proposal to change state alimony laws

Reporter: Claire Galt, Amanda Hall Writer: Paul Dolan
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A proposal to change state alimony laws is back in this year’s legislative session.

The bill would do away with permanent alimony. Supporters say it would set up a process for ex-spouses to change alimony requirements when they retire and make it easier for people to retire.

But Jan Killilea, who founded the First Wives Advocacy Group, said this bill would be detrimental to women like herself.

She explained it doesn’t make sure ex-spouses will fulfill alimony obligations.

“At the end of the day, this bill is not fair. Because it’s it’s there’s no enforcement. It’s not equitable. There’s nothing to give us back what we lost. And I’ve lost a lot. And I’m not alone,” Killilea said.

Last year DeSantis vetoed a bill to ban permanent alimony.

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