The Florida Alimony Reform Bill was passed by the Florida Legislature on March 8, 2016. It was vetoed by Governor Scott on April 15, 2016. Under the Alimony Reform Bill, significant changes were made to the ability to make a modification of alimony. The court is permitted to terminate or modify the amount of a support award, however, a court may not modify the duration of the award. When the parties enter into a marital settlement agreement which requires the payment of alimony, or when a payor is required by a court order to make alimony payments, and the financial ability of either of the parties changes, either party can apply to the court for an order increasing or decreasing the amount of support. The court may then order a modification if the court finds that it is fair, in light of the change in circumstances or the parties' financial ability. A court may not increase or decrease the duration of the payments provided for in the court order or in the agreement.
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