Scott Vetoes Alimony Reform Bill

Apr 15, 2016
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Governor Rick Scott has vetoed a bill  that would have overhauled divorce negotiations in the state. The contentious measure would’ve ended permanent alimony and implemented a formula for calculating payments. Under the bill, courts would start custody talks with the ‘premise’ that a 50-50 split between parents is in the best interest of the child. But Scott disagrees with the provision.

Activists Butt Heads Over Alimony Bill

Apr 12, 2016
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Time is running out for a bill that would overhaul alimony, prompting activists to hold dueling rallies at the capitol Tuesday.

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Divorce, and the resulting fallout from the breakup of a family, generates a lot of conversation in the Florida legislature. And for the past several years, issues like alimony, child support and custody have brought droves of people to the state capitol. Now a massive family law proposal is heading to the Senate floor.