Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 668
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: FAV            .                                
                  02/16/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Judiciary (Diaz de la Portilla) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 242 - 257
    4  and insert:
    5  shall be $0.
    6         (b) Presumptive alimony duration range.—The low end of the
    7  presumptive alimony duration range shall be calculated by using
    8  the following formula:
   10  0.25 x the years of marriage
   12  The high end of the presumptive alimony duration range shall be
   13  calculated by using the following formula:
   15  0.75 x the years of marriage
   17         (c)Exceptions to alimony guidelines.—
   18         1. If a court establishes the duration of the alimony award
   19  at 50 percent or less of the length of the marriage, the court
   20  shall use the actual years of the marriage, up to a maximum of
   21  25 years, to calculate the high end of the presumptive alimony
   22  amount range.
   23         2. A court may award alimony in an amount that equalizes
   24  the income of the parties until the obligor retires upon
   25  reaching the age for eligibility for full retirement benefits
   26  under s. 216 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. s. 416, or
   27  upon reaching the customary retirement age for his or her
   28  occupation if:
   29         a. The duration of the marriage was at least 20 years;
   30         b. Pursuant to the mutual agreement or consent of the
   31  parties to the marriage, one spouse substantially refrained from
   32  economic, educational, or employment opportunities primarily for
   33  the purpose of contributing to the marriage through homemaking
   34  or child care activities; and
   35         c. The spouse seeking alimony even with additional
   36  education faces dramatically reduced opportunities to advance in
   37  a career.
   39  This subparagraph should not be applied in a manner that
   40  discourages a spouse from seeking additional education or
   41  employment opportunities.
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   44  And the title is amended as follows:
   45         Delete line 17
   46  and insert:
   47         circumstances; specifying exceptions to the guidelines
   48         for the amount and duration of alimony awards;
   49         providing for awards of nominal alimony