Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Permanent Alimony Wins the Fight

Alimony recipients can rest easy. The Florida Alimony Reform Bill was recently vetoed by Governor Rick Scott. He did not agree with the bill's retroactive application towards families and divorcees. Specifically, he stated that bill would "tamper with the settled economic expectations of many Floridians who have experienced divorce." He further noted that the current Florida law "ensures that spouses who have sacrificed their careers to raise a family do not suffer financial catastrophe upon divorce." Gov. Scott appreciated the forward-looking nature of the bill. However, its retroactive application was its ultimate demise.

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