Most of the debate over alimony reform, which just passed the Florida Senate and could be debated on the House floor this week, has centered on the financial implications the bill would have on Florida’s families. Yet there has been a troubling lack of debate over a recently added component that could be far more damaging.
Last month, Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, sponsored a committee amendment that significantly changed the nature of the alimony reform bill (SB 718) by declaring equal time-sharing as being presumptively in children’s best interest, with limited exceptions. Fifty-fifty time-sharing is ideal, and sounds like a great idea in theory. But as with the rest of the bill, the devil’s in the details.
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