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Will Alimony Reform Pass in the Florida Legislature in 2020

Moses Dewitt Florida Attorney

Alimony Reform in Florida— A Hot Topic in 2020 Will Alimony Reform Pass This time? Alimony reform has been a controversial topic in the Florida Legislature over the past decade. In 2013, alimony reform was passed in both the Florida House and Senate but was ultimately vetoed by then Gov. Scott. Alimony reform was again presented in 2016, but due to a controversial child custody component, it was also vetoed. In 2020, alimony reform is back again as House bill 843, HB 843. On Dec. 3, 2019, Rep. Alex Andrade of Gulf Breeze, Florida, filed the latest version of the alimony reform...

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Florida lawmakers push for new law that could alter parental custody

Half of all American children will witness the breakup of their parents' marriage, according to divorce statistics. Florida law makers are pushing for a new law that would give parents split custody. It’s a controversial bill that many politicians believe will pass in a matter of time.We decided to take a close look at this new legislation and find out how it could affect your family. "I get them all through the week and he has them on the weekends,” said Sheree Kovocs. Kovocs is going through a divorce and her four children split their time between their mom and dad. Under...

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A Review Of The 2012 Legislative Session

Below is a brief summary of some of the bills that were passed by the 114th session of the Florida Legislature and some that did not pass this session. Some of the Bills that Passed: (Must be signed into law by Governor Scott before they become law) Septic Tank Inspection: The legislature repealed a 2010 law requiring inspection of septic tanks every 5 yrs. Budget: The legislature passed a $70 billion budget with no new taxes, giving $1billion more for public schools, providing for 5000 fewer state jobs ( half in Dept. of Corrections) ; Reducing State Medicaid payments to Hospitals...

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