Regarding the commentary “Scott’s veto helped only divorce attorneys:” The fight to reform Florida’s alimony laws goes on despite Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of it. As a family law attorney, I agree there need to be revisions to the current laws in our state, just not to the extent that the group now known as “Family Law Reform” is proposing.
Those who are working to get a revised bill passed next year need to come to terms with one thing: Compromise is key. Family Law Reform and those who support its efforts should use the expertise of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. They did not do so this year, and they failed. Collaboration is the best way to come up with an alimony bill that is fair to everyone in light of the changing economic environment for both husbands and wives.
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