Tallahassee, Fla. -
Florida gov. Rick Scott (R), has vetoed SB 718, a bill that was aimed at ending permanent alimony and equalizing child custody between divorced parents.
Under the bill, those married for short periods would not have been entitled to alimony, and for longer marriages, it would have limited it to half the time that the couple were married.
It would have also given joint custody of children to both parents unless there are extraordinary circumstances or one of the parents were found to be unfit.