201305.22
Off
0

Florida and Minnesota Governors Veto Alimony Reform/Equal Parenting Bills

For the second time in a year, a governor has vetoed an equal parenting bill. Last year it was Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota who vetoed a bill that was 13 years in the making and that had finally gotten the approval of both houses of the state legislature. Now it’s Governor Rick Scott’s turn…

201305.02
Off
0

Gov. Scott Says Florida Alimony Reform Bill is ‘Retroactive’

Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday night vetoed a bill that overhauled Florida’s alimony and child custody laws. In a two-page veto letter Scott said he couldn’t support the bill because it applies retroactively. Christine Jordan Sexton reports for the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

201305.01
Off
0

Gov. Rick Scott Vetoes Florida Alimony Reform Bill

Governor Rick Scott has vetoed a bill that would have ended permanent alimony in Florida. Central Florida News 13 reports.

201304.30
Off
0

Will Governor Scott Say ‘I do’ to Alimony Bill?

The fight between those who want alimony changed in Florida and those who do not is spirited, but a decision will not be drawn out. Christine Jordan Sexton reports for the Jacksonville Business Journal.

201304.22
Off
0

Florida House Passes Bill to End Permanent Alimony, Governor Needs to Sign

Florida lawmakers approved a bill ending permanent alimony on Thursday, April 18th even while Florida Bar lobbyists have been trying to persuade Governor Rick Scott to veto it. James L. Rosica reports for the Associated Press.

201304.10
Off
0

Florida Senate Passes Bill Eliminating Permanent Alimony

Permanent alimony is one step closer to being a thing of the past in Florida after the Senate approved SB 718 by a 29-11 vote on April 4th. Christine Jordan Sexton reports for the Orlando Business Journal.

201303.18
Off
0

Taking the ‘Permanent’ Out of Permanent Alimony

Unhappy married couples tend to believe they’re trapped in a life sentence—they may be right. Geoff Williams reports for U.S. News.