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SB 1596: Family Law


Family Law; Providing for the priority of bridge-the-gap alimony, followed by rehabilitative alimony, over any other form; requiring a court to make written findings regarding the basis for awarding a combination of forms of alimony, including the type of alimony and length of time for which it is awarded; providing that the party seeking alimony has the burden of proof of demonstrating a need for alimony and that the other party has the ability to pay alimony, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/1/2019 Senate • Filed
    3/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 208
    3/13/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 208
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 1596, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/1/2019 at 9:30 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1325 Alimony Drake Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    61.071 Alimony pendente lite; suit money. Page 3 (pdf)
    61.08 Alimony. Page 4 (pdf)
    61.09 Alimony and child support unconnected with dissolution. Page 15 (pdf)
    61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court. Page 15 (pdf)
    61.14 Enforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders. Page 19 (pdf)
    61.19 Entry of judgment of dissolution of marriage, delay period. Page 24 (pdf)

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