Governor Scott Vetoes Controversial Alimony Bill

In general, the bill would have given judges guidelines on how to decide alimony payments, limit the duration of alimony and effectively eliminate “lifetime” alimony. The bill also had a provision that urged judges to begin any timesharing issue with a premise that both parents are entitled to approximately equal time with their children.

Many thought this bill was a shoo-in since it had such strong legislative support. Reading what Rick Scott said as to why he did not sign the bill leaves us with little guidance on what type of reform, if any, may occur.

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