It is imperative that Gov. Rick Scott sign bill SB668, the alimony and shared parenting reform bill.
Once again, Florida’s Family Law Section has gathered women’s groups to help their self-serving opposition to family-law reform.
These groups are being misled by FLS, which has acknowledged spending $187,000 for “emergency lobbying” to get Scott to veto the bill.
The bill reflects current societal trends and norms, bringing family law from the 1950s, when women didn’t work and stayed at home, to 2016 when the majority of families have dual breadwinners.
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According to 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than 20 percent of all married families have the husband as single breadwinner.
And 7.5 percent of families actually have wife only as breadwinner.
There are more females than males attending undergraduate college. These women will be successful and subject to the same horrible alimony exposure as men.
Gov. Scott needs to sign this fair, balanced bill. Now.
Stuart M. Kurtz,