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-- -- back in session on the docket today some potentially drastic changes to divorce laws in one state.
If Florida governor Rick Scott signs the bill that is currently on his desk.
Life long alimony payments in the state will end.
It would also allow judges in the state to change existing deal struck long ago -- approval council on the judge.
Critics say the bill as anti woman and mean spirited.
But -- -- Florida would follow Massachusetts interesting to have those two aligned in overhauling the alimony system which typically requires payments.
Until death or remarriage.
Well often requires payments.
Now some other states are also considering similar efforts so this could be coming to a state near you it was -- in Florida.
Joining me now Arthur -- -- former prosecutor now defense attorney Janice billboard same pedigree so yeah.
Did that ever practice divorce -- but you're telling me.
Let me that you get divorced in Florida right now and you -- have to just am alimony for life are.
Yeah well that's what my my adversary here -- -- things is a really great idea a lot right now on Clark saying -- a basic.
Leads in baton from what I'm reading about a rumored researching this segment that's what it seems like it even for short term marriages and that's insane basically.
Mega these will these laws are like what I would call free mad -- -- -- little -- -- the sixties in the seventies when women didn't work at all basically and it was.
It was such a hardship on them financially when they got divorced.
Times have changed and think about it personally what you just said Massachusetts and Florida are agreeing on this at even at Florida the vote was like 85 to 31.
Crossing party lines that they should be the new standard judges should take all different factors into consideration when deciding alimony not that they should be computers.
And it's the same thing every.
All right so that it would do a couple of things -- it would end a life long payments and it would allow judges to change.
Pre existing deals that aren't necessarily lifelong.
Deal so what right does you know.
The legislator legislature and governor Scott have what credit they have to come back at a previously signed deal approved by another judge and say.
You know what husband or wife you can go back to another doesn't have a take another look at this because.
We don't think it's fair talk about a crowding the courthouse that you not this should be so once there I don't believe they have the right and one very good reason why they shouldn't have the right to do that -- that.
When you're negotiating a divorce and sometimes one -- will give up something in exchange for something out.
You could very well have a 100000 agreements where -- -- -- about the famous than.
You know I'm gonna take maintenance instead of my share of the penchant for example right.
Now they come and they cut that -- without.
That -- -- one and usually and left holding the bag that will never ever fly and there's another big segment of society that's gonna be hurting because of that.
When you divorced after a long marriage -- the ages of fifty and sixty.
Good luck getting a job and at least another thing why is this getting married again -- that don't don't don't favor the woman in most of those -- -- the.
Judge is allowed to take all of that into consideration when making those decisions he's also allowed to dig -- to consider the judge here she's also -- that -- -- consideration.
The retirement of of the husband on the money spouse is the politically correct term.
So that if he would make it a 100000 dollars and then he retired he -- 50000 dollars don't doesn't -- common sense.
That well when it does what they say -- is just let me say this is one of the little women who are speaking up against this one of the Democrats in Florida.
They say I've heard from women who actually said they've given up their careers and help their spouses careers when they're -- -- change from 36 of 46.
They -- their husbands I edit that part.
I don't get paid cash apps and now they are outlined -- light but that's where -- out.
That's -- the judge should take those kinds of factors into consideration they shoot me an -- they should know.
Know about that -- that they ledger but could this woman go back to work.
Or should have the payments being decreased and don't forget this is all based on which blows my mind mega gross income so they're saying that the husbands and -- 35%.
Of his gross income you'd ever want to get that everyone pays taxes -- Well that's actually what I and I went to Atlanta the other thing is out of the other opponents say look he's actually paternalistic to suggest that a woman.
5060 whatever -- she is and it's just she's incapable because she was married without a job at GQG -- -- capable of working well.
Then shouldn't they issue might be able to get a job doing wat if you didn't go to college -- -- and you didn't work.
For thirty years I handled the divorce of a couple were married for 47.
You you're both 47 they are both -- -- -- It's his thing with you know and not good help but -- -- -- -- -- beyond what not easily it's easy for me hang it up he'll be taking care.
I think everybody -- like the one of those that how hot it.
I think everyone agrees with you.
But I think it was someone's marriage for five years they shouldn't be lifelong how allowing me the link of the -- of the marriage in the -- area and before you get lifelong alimony but that may all be changing panel thank you we'll get right to do.
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