From Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton and across Florida, family law attorneys and divorce lawyers watched with keen interest this week as the Florida Legislature passed sweeping changes to the state's long-standing laws affecting lifetime or permanent alimony. All the bills needed were Florida Gov. Rick Scott's signature. Gov. Scott vetoed this week the highly controversial alimony reform bill that would have resulted in dramatic changes to long-established family law statutes and practices.
As of the writing of this blog, a move apparently was afoot to change the bill's language and attach it to other legislation before the Legislative session ends May 3. That result remains to be seen.