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Florida Alimony Reform, Episode III: Revenge Of The Reformers

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

State Representative Colleen Burton (R-Lakeland) said she introduced a third alimony reform bill because “it is the right thing to do.” This latest effort contains no time-sharing presumption, which Governor Rick Scott cited in last year’s veto letter. Earlier, in 2013, Governor Scott vetoed a similar measure, specifically objecting that the proposed law applied… Read More »

Key Alimony Reform Figure Returns To State Senate

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Redistricting forced GOP Senator Kelli Stargel to move from the 15th to the 22nd District, and on election night, she defeated Democrat incumbent Debra Wright. Sen. Stargell raised almost twenty times more money than Sen. Wright, and she carried both Polk and Lake Counties. The overall count was 53.5 percent for Sen. Stargell and… Read More »

All Quiet On The Western Front

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Advocates are apparently still licking their wounds after Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed a second spousal support reform bill in April 2016. According to a recent survey, most Floridians support alimony reform, so it will probably happen eventually. Other states, including Illinois, New Jersey, and South Carolina, have significantly re-tooled their alimony laws in… Read More »

Spousal Support In The Sunshine State

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Twice in the last three years, alimony reformers nearly succeeded in their efforts to re-design the system, only to be turned away at the eleventh hour. In 2013, Governor Rick Scott vetoed a reform bill because it would have been retroactive; earlier this year, he vetoed a similar measure, citing a section that created… Read More »

Spousal Support In The Sunshine State

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In some recent presidential elections, Florida has been a battleground state that both Republicans and Democrats legitimately believed they could win. In recent years, Florida has also been a battleground state in terms of spousal support. In the last few years, alimony reformers have nearly succeeded in rewriting the spousal support laws, only to… Read More »

Add-On Kills Alimony Reform Bill

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

For the second time in three years, Governor Rick Scott vetoed an alimony reform bill. Although the measure passed by fairly wide margins in both the state House and Senate, Governor Scott took issue with the presumption that a 50-50 parenting time split is the best possible custody arrangement. “This bill has the potential… Read More »

Potential Alimony Reform in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Florida Bar Association’s Family Law section withdrew its support from the pending alimony reform bill, even though it helped draft significant portions of it and lobbied for its passage. Basically, the ongoing alimony reform battle in the Sunshine State pits payor spouses (mostly men) who claim that the system is unpredictable and unfair… Read More »

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