There has been much discussion in Florida regarding alimony reform, but it has not arrived just yet.
In order to understand the future of alimony, you have to be familiar with the current laws in Florida regarding alimony. Alimony is governed by Florida Statute 61.08. The initial step for a judge in deciding whether to award alimony or not is to first determine the need of one party versus the ability of the other party to meet that need.
Once that bridge has been crossed, the court will then decide on what type of alimony is appropriate under the specific facts of the case.