In response to attorney Eddie Stephens’ commentary last Monday about the Florida Legislature’s alimony reform bill (“Senator’s proposal would hit kids hardest,”) we should begin with correcting the inaccuracies.
The proposed new child support law would not require equal time-sharing in cases where a parent doesn’t request it. The law would allow parents who want to be equal participants in their children’s lives the opportunity to do so. The new law also would allow judges to award child support based on the actual time-sharing schedule, which means that a parent could not just ask for equal time-sharing to pay less child support.
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