Tuesday, May 14, 2013


The bill that was to reform Alimony, Senate Bill 0718, was vetoed by Florida Governor, Rick Scott on May 1, 2013. I have recently spoken throughout the community regarding this bill and the pros/cons associated with it. Regardless of where you stand on the matter, it was to have an enormous impact on alimony recipients. The Miami Herald quoted the governor's response as such, “I have concluded that I cannot support this legislation because it applies retroactively and thus tampers with the settled economic expectations of many Floridians who have experienced divorce,” Scott wrote in a veto letter. “The retroactive adjustment of alimony could result in unfair, unanticipated results.”

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