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What are some major changes in Family Law within Florida?

The following are some major changes in family law within Florida that took effect on July 1, 2023:

  • Alimony reform: Permanent alimony is now abolished in Florida. Instead, courts will order temporary alimony, rehabilitative alimony, or bridge-the-gap alimony, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
  • Unmarried fathers’ rights: Unmarried fathers who acknowledge paternity now have the same legal rights and responsibilities as married fathers, without having to go through the court system.
  • Child custody: When determining child custody, courts will now consider whether there has been any domestic violence between the parents, even if the violence was not directed at the child. This is known as “Greyson’s Law.”
  • Modification of judgments: It is now easier to modify child support and time-sharing judgments, especially if there has been a substantial change in circumstances.


In addition to these major changes, there were also a number of smaller changes to Florida family law that took effect on July 1, 2023. These changes relate to a variety of topics, including child support, domestic violence injunctions, and adult dependent child support.

If you are involved in a family law matter in Florida, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the impact of these new laws on your case.

Family Law can be complicated and frustrating, navigating the system can be costly and burdensome. At Tumarkin & Burns, P.A. of Osceola County, Florida we’ve seen it all and helped hundreds of family law clients. If you need help or have questions, we are here to help. Simply click here and schedule an appointment with our team. 

This is for informational purposes only, not to be construed as legal advice.


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