HB 453

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to alimony; amending s. 61.08, F.S.;
3permitting consideration of the existence of a supportive
4relationship meeting specified criteria as a factor in
5determining an award of alimony or maintenance; providing
6an effective date.
8Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10     Section 1.  Paragraph (h) is added to subsection (2) of
11section 61.08, Florida Statutes, to read:
12     61.08  Alimony.--
13     (2)  In determining a proper award of alimony or
14maintenance, the court shall consider all relevant economic
15factors, including but not limited to:
16     (h)  Whether a supportive relationship as set forth in s.
1761.14(1)(b)2. has existed between the obligee and a person who
18is not related by consanguinity or affinity and with whom the
19obligee resides.
21The court may consider any other factor necessary to do equity
22and justice between the parties.
23     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.

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