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Drivers see billboard about alimony reform

June 26, 2011 at 9:47 PM

LAKELAND, Fla., June 26 (UPI) -- A Lake Wales, Fla., man erected a billboard on his property proclaiming "STOP PERMANENT ALIMONY" for drivers to see.

Steve Hoye, 57, put up the 4-foot-by-8-foot billboard last year, The Ledger, of Lakeland, Fla., reported Saturday. The sign also gives contact information for Florida Alimony Reform Inc., a group created to advocate for change of Florida state alimony laws.

Hoye says he pays $960 a month to his ex-wife in alimony, which is putting him into debt. His divorce, initialized by his wife, was finalized in 2007. He will be paying alimony permanently until he or his ex-wife dies.

"The Florida court system has its hooks in me for the rest of my life, as long as my (ex-)wife is alive," said Hoye.

The group claims men are unfairly strained with alimony payments, which are ordered by a court system that rewards ex-spouses for not working.

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