The Florida Senate has passed a new bill that will alter the state's child custody rules if it is signed into law. The new piece of legislation would make Florida one of the leaders in a national effort to award equal child custody to parents who are divorcing. However, it could still be time before this piece of legislation is approved.
There isn't much of a downside to having a lot of money and property, and most Florida residents will agree that having a large bank account helps make life easier -- unless, of course, you are in the midst of a high asset divorce. When it comes to asset division and divorce proceedings, the more assets you have, the more complicated the divorce process becomes.
Historically speaking, alimony referred to a divorced husband's responsibility to provide support or sustenance to his ex-wife. Alimony used to be a responsibility reserved just for husbands, and a common law right of wives. These days, it doesn't matter what sex you happen to be; you might still need to pay alimony after a divorce or separation.
Divorces in Florida often involve questions concerning alimony, and this can be a heated topic of debate, especially of a spouse is in danger of having to pay permanent alimony. Permanent alimony occurs when an ex-husband or ex-wife is required to pay a certain amount of money for the rest of his or her ex-spouse's life. Many people feel that permanent alimony is unfair and a lot of Florida lawmakers agree. In fact, a new bill will soon be voted on in Tallahassee, which could end permanent alimony once and for all.