Alimony payments and laws are changing all the time; Now, there's a new bill in Florida's House that has cleared the first panel. What would this new bill do?
The new bill is meant to effectively end permanent alimony, which is when a man or woman has to pay his or her ex a certain amount of money each month for the rest of his or her life or for the long term. Why is ending permanent alimony such a big deal? Some people -- those who are the higher earners in the relationship -- believe it's unfair to pay alimony for the long-term. Alimony shouldn't be a long-term solution, as it just finances the other person, they may claim. However, those who receive it say they should, because they are unable to get back into the workforce or get the level of job necessary to have the same standard of living enjoyed previously.