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As if watching HB 549 and the Senate Bill were not enough, also keep your eye on House Bill 565. It also contains many alimony provisions in it. Here's the summary of House Bill 565:
Family Law: Includes value of marital portion of passive appreciation of nonmarital real property in marital assets; authorizes security & payment of reasonable rate of interest if installment payments are required for distribution of assets & liabilities; requires written findings for installment payments; requires use of formulas for calculation of marital portion of nonmarital real property subject to equitable distribution unless evidence shows that application inequitable; revises requirements relating to awarding of durational alimony; requires written findings regarding incomes & standard of living of parties after dissolution; revises provisions relating to effect of supportive relationship on alimony; authorizes court to award attorney fees & costs to obligor; requires imputation of income to obligee in accordance with child support guidelines; prohibits separate adjudication of issues in dissolution of marriage case within 180 days after filing without exceptional circumstances; authorizes separate adjudication of issues if case is more than 180 days past; requires separate adjudication of issues, absent showing of irreparable harm, if case is more than 365 days past.
If you want to read the whole bill, click this link to the PDF. Like House Bill 549, House Bill 565 was referred to the House for a vote on President's Day. mWe'll keep you posted on the progression of alimony reform in Florida as these bills move thorugh the Florida Legislature.