Clearly, the most organized group advocating the elimination of permanent
alimony last year (2013) was Family Alimony Reform (see
here). This site provides most of the information one would need about last
year’s bill eliminating permanent alimony that was vetoed by the
Governor. An e-mail newsletter is available by subscription. From the
site, I was unable to locate much activity in 2014.
It will be interesting to see what position the Florida Bar’s Family
Law Section will take this year. Even if the bill becomes law, an appeal
regarding its constitutionality will most certainly be taken to the Florida
Supreme Court. Since the Governor vetoed the 2013 bill on the grounds
that it would be applied retroactively to all alimony awards still in
full force and effect in Florida, I would suspect that the new bill would
only apply to new
divorce cases filed after the bill becomes law. In other words, this bill would
not affect a current alimony award, but only time will tell.