Even SB668's own Senate Staff Analysis Report questions the unconstitutionality of the bill's retroactive application to prior legal contractual marriage settlement agreements.
For a bill that promises to completely overhaul the alimony law in Florida, it is curious that no task force appointed by the state legislature has been formed to study the current situation. Just this month in Vermont, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would create a “Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force” to consider whether changes are even needed. Likewise in Massachusetts, the paragon of alimony reform, the report from the Massachusetts Bar Association's Joint Alimony Task Force was approved by the House of Delegates in advance of presenting the bill that became the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011.
Thank you for your consideration of this letter and the recommendations contained herein.
Very truly yours,
Professor Cynthia Lee Starnes