A bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott for signing would make Florida the fifth state in the nation to do away with permanent alimony and with any alimony in marriages less than 11 years long.
The Florida House passed the proposal by an 85-31 vote Thursday afternoon, after an emotionally charged debate with supporters saying the new guidelines would be better for children of divorced couples and fairer for both men and women. The Senate previously approved it 29-11.
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The Associated Press contributed to this story.Palm Beach Post researcher Niels Heimeriks contributed to this story.