Governor Scott Vetoes Family Law Legislation Including Alimony Reform

On May 1, 2013, just four hours short of the midnight deadline, Governor Scott vetoed a family law legislation known as Senate Bill 718 which would have made many changes to Florida law including: changes to alimony, presumptions regarding timesharing schedules, calculations affecting equitable distribution, and retroactive application of certain changes.  Click on the links below to read a news article about the legislation as well as Governor Scott’s letter to the President of the Senate explaining his veto.  The Attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA take pride in staying abreast of recent events in marital and family law.

News Article Regarding Veto of Alimony Bill

Governor Rick Scott’s Letter Regarding Veto