UPDATE!!!! RE: BILL SB 668 Family Law Legislatureby St. Petersburg/Florida Family Law Attorney on 04/18/16
Family Law Update!!!
Last Friday, Governor Rick Scott had vetoed what was known to be one of the most contentious bill from the 2016 Legislature. Essentially, SB 668 to recap, would eliminate permanent alimony, whereby a formula would be utilized to determine how much the receiving party is awarded. Additionally, and according to multiple resources, another important provision, of the proposed revision, would require judges to begin divorce proceedings with a premise that both mother and father, husband and wife are entitled to approximately equal time with their children. Rick Scott's main gripe was that he felt that with the revised law, it would put the wants of a parent before the child's best interest by creating a premise of equal time-sharing. This Family Law bill had no problem receiving support in the Legislature, as it passed the House by a 74-38 margin and the Senate by a 24-14 vote in March.
As a Family Law attorney, it is important that you are aware of changes in legislature, albeit proposed changes. We are up on the law on a consistent basis, and as such, we are able to render the most competent advice, despite the legal issue(s) that arise. If you feel that you may be in need of legal assistance, regarding your divorce, or any Family Law matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to see if we can help.