Governor Scott Vetoes Florida Family Law Bill
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Governor Scott Vetoes Florida Family Law Bill

Florida Senate Bill 668 has been vetoed by Governor Rick Scott. The proposed bill would have made several needed reforms to alimony and parenting time. More specifically, the bill created an assumption that mothers and fathers should have equal time-sharing with their children after divorce, unless evidence is submitted otherwise. Custody and visitation rights in…

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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…

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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.

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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.