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Retired Circuit Judge says Tom Lee’s alimony legislation would set a “dangerous” precedent if enacted

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Once again, Brandon Republican state Senator Tom Lee proposed alimony legislation (SB 250) that would end the awarding of lifetime payments by the ex-spouse making the most money in the relationship is causing a ripple in Tallahassee. One of the most controversial pieces of the legislation is requiring judges to allow the divorcing parents get equal time with children from the marriage. In an op-ed obtained by Florida Politics, retired Judge Robert M. Evans calls Lee’s bill “dangerously flawed” and urges…

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Women’s group calls on Rick Scott to reject Tom Lee’s proposed alimony bill

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Although a legislative proposal to put an end to permanent alimony died in the Regular Session this year, it’s coming back in 2016, and a women’s group opposing the proposal is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to put a stop to it if reaches his desk. UniteWomen.Org FL is opposing SB 250, a bill sponsored by Brandon Republican state Sen. Tom Lee that would require a court to consider certain alimony factors and make specific written findings of fact after making specified determination, including a…

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