Proposal to amend state child support laws

A proposal to amend state maintenance laws is already available in this year’s legislative period.

The bill would eliminate permanent alimony. Proponents say it would set up a procedure for ex-spouses to change alimony requirements when they retire and make it easier for people to retire.

But Jan Killilea, who founded the First Wives Advocacy Group, said the bill would harm women like her.

She explained that it doesn’t ensure ex-spouses meet child support obligations.

“At the end of the day, that bill isn’t fair. Because it is, there is no enforcement. It’s not fair. There is nothing that can give us back what we have lost. And I lost a lot. And I’m not alone,” Killilea said.

Last year, DeSantis vetoed a bill to ban permanent child support payments.

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