Florida Abolition of Alimony Obligations (2008)

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The Florida Abolition of Alimony Obligations was proposed as an initiated constitutional amendment for the November 4, 2008 ballot in Florida, but the measure ultimately did not qualify for the ballot.

It would have amended Article I of the Florida Constitution by providing that no person whose marriage has been legally dissolved in the state is subject to any type of alimony obligation as part of the dissolution of the marriage.[1]

The Florida-based Citizens for Liberty and Privacy, a PAC, served as the primary proponent.

Text of proposal

The text of the proposal said, "Every person whose marriage has been dissolved shall not be encumbered by any type of governmental intrusion in the form of an alimony obligation to the former spouse. This section shall not be construed to affect a person’s obligation to provide child support and maintain equal responsibility for minor children, or affect the equitable distribution of marital property. This amendment shall take effect upon passage by the voters and apply to all past, current, and future petitions for dissolution of marriage involving requests for alimony."

See also

  • For Case Filings and Law on Constitutionality of State Alimony Statutes - Alimony Reform

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