Matthew Brickman Interviews Andrea Reid Esq. On Florida Alimony Reform in 2022
Florida Alimony Reform has had a long, rocky road in the state of Florida. Family mediator Matthew Brickman sat down to discuss the current state of alimony reform in the State of Florida with Andrea Reid Esq.
By: iMediate Inc
When asked by Matthew Brickman whether she was a proponent of alimony reform, Andrea Reid's response was very clear as heard in the following segment:
In addition to supporting the push to end permanent alimony she mentioned, "The word permanent in the statute is really a misnomer. Because it's modifiable and has been in all sorts of cases."
Matthew Brickman made the clear distinction between modifiable agreements and those that have the term "non-modifiable"
Mr. Brickman has pointed out that back in 2016, the House and the Senate both passed alimony reform, but the governor vetoed it. The reason why the governor vetoed it at the time was because as most politicians do, whether on a state level or on a federal level, they usually stick things in a particular bill that should not be there.
For example, on a big scale in the federal government, they may do something for roads and infrastructure and they will throw in things like abortion. Although one has nothing do with the other but it's something that has been done because they know it will result in a veto for the entire bill.
Andrea drove home the point that every divorce should be looked at on a case-by-case basis stating, "Every family has their own DNA."
About Matthew Brickman:
Matthew Brickman is a Supreme Court of Florida certified county civil family mediator who has worked in the 15th and 19th Judicial Circuit Courts since 2009 and 2006 respectively. He is also an appellate certified mediator who mediates a variety of small claims, civil, and family cases. Mr. Brickman recently graduated both the Harvard Business School Negotiation Mastery Program and the Negotiation Master Class at Harvard Law School.
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