Regarding the commentary “Scott’s veto helped only divorce attorneys”: The governor’s veto of the alimony bill was not only a personal disappointment to me, but a miscarriage of justice to all Floridians. In his veto letter, the governor took a one-sided, old-world view. That is not what is happening today in mine.
Gov. Scott makes the grand assumption that women are staying home and giving up careers to raise children. Perhaps in his elitist household. At the time of my divorce filing, I was 44 and my former spouse 41. My ex-wife worked part-time half the year and full-time the remainder. We shared parenting and household responsibilities. Our children were 12, 9 and 7. The marriage ended at 17 years and two months.
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