After years of debate about the issue, proposals to revamp the state’s alimony laws have re-emerged for the 2021 legislative session.
Lawmakers have repeatedly considered alimony overhauls in recent years, with proposals dying during the 2020 session. Former Gov. Rick Scott, who is now a U.S. senator, twice vetoed alimony proposals. In his second veto in 2016, Scott blamed an even more-contentious child custody component included in that year’s version of the bill. In 2013, Scott vetoed a different version, objecting that alimony changes could have applied retroactively. The 2021 session starts Tuesday.
Republished with permission from The News Service of Florida.