Thursday, May 19, 2016

It's The Law!

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed into law HF 1333. The bill allows for modification of alimony upon romantic cohabitation in addition to remarriage. I personally know several people, including spouses of people paying alimony to a former spouse, this will benefit. Not only that but it will make Minnesota a little less of an anti-marriage state as it will reduce the likelihood of people not getting married just to continue getting alimony.

Of course people will still game the system (let's be real here) but it is a major step in the right direction.

I am amazed and pleased with the rapidity that  this law went through the legislature as well as the level of support it achieved. I can only hope this a a harbinger of more fundamental reform.

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