Divorce and alimony payments have been the source of quite a bit of debate in Florida this year due to a Senate bill reforming the system. The main goal of the bill was to reform Florida alimony standards which included ending permanent alimony. Despite the bill´s popularity with many Floridians and lawmakers, Governor Rick Scott vetoed it on May 1, 2013. While some may view the gubernatorial veto as an end to the issue, other lawmakers, like Rep. Ritch Workman, vow that the fight for reform will continue.
In a recent interview, Rep. Workman answered questions about his continued fight for reform. When asked to explain why he felt so strongly about the issue, he cited the education and resulting success of modern women. With today´s women just as capable of obtaining a good education and a well-paying job as a result of that education, he feels that the time for permanent alimony is nearly over.