Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 193
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Senate Judiciary 6/28/23
Awaiting consideration in Committee
Rep. K. Williams
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALIMONY.
This substitute adds emphasis to the prohibition that interim alimony may not be awarded to a party that is convicted of a violent felony. This Act prohibits an individual from receiving alimony who is convicted of committing a violent felony, where the victim is their spouse or a child under the age of 18 of either party to the divorce or annulment proceeding. Under current Delaware law an individual can abuse their partner or child and may still be awarded interim alimony or alimony. This Act mandates that such an unjust result shall be entirely prohibited.
Takes effect upon being signed into law