THE 1992 AMENDMENT TO THE URESA LAW WAS CLEARLY INTENDED TO REMOVE ALIMONY ORDERS FROM THE JURISDICTION OF URESA UNLESS THEY ARE ACCOMPANIED BY CHILD SUPPORT.
This case presents the next logical step in the development of the law regarding the application of the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, found at
Chapter 88, Florida Statutes
(1993). Chapter 8 8 is Florida's
The Second District Court held that the URESA law confer subject matter jurisdiction on Florida's
circuit courts jurisdictions.
enforce alimony decrees subject matter jurisdiction
of foreign conferred by
statutes relates solely to child support. holding is a 1992 amendment to Chapter 8 8 ,
The basis for which defines
§ the term "supporttf o r the 13, Laws of Florida.
purposes of Prior to
See Ch. 92-138,
definition to the statute, the Second District Court had disagreed with the Fifth District Court of Appeal regarding whether URESA applied to alimony.
In H e l m i c k v . H e l m i c k ,
436 So. 2d 1122
(Fla. 5th DCA
court had entered an order requiring the provide jlsupportlto his former wife under
husband argued that URESA applies only to