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Issue: Whether under Florida law an ex-wife who becomes a man is owed alimony

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My these are interesting times to be in family law. CNN is running the following: Ex-wife becomes a man; ex-husband seeks end to alimony

Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued in a Florida court Tuesday in an effort to end the payments.


The lawyers and Circuit Judge Jack St. Arnold agreed the case delves into relatively uncharted legal territory. They found only a 2004 Ohio case that addressed whether or not a transsexual could still collect alimony after a sex change. “There is not a lot out there to help us,” St. Arnold said.

Can’t wait to see how this one comes out.

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4 Responses

  1. Brown Boy says:

    I wonder how someone would resolve this for conjugal visits? Isn’t this country great?

  2. lukegilman says:

    I’m not sure ‘great’ is the precise adjective I would have chosen in this instance, but it certainly is interesting.

  3. lukegilman says:

    The ruling is in. She, er, I mean he, keeps the alimony.

  4. Sean John says:

    I guess it can be said that both people got the “shaft” eh?

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