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NCFM sends open letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott asking him to sign bill SB 688 regarding alimony and shared parenting

March 11, 2016

alimonyMarch 11, 2016


Open Letter of Support for Florida’s SB 668


Dear Governor Scott,


We at the National Coalition for Men most strongly urge you to sign SB 668 which would help to bring Florida into the 21st Century with Alimony Reform and post-divorce equal shared parenting.

Florida’s current Alimony Laws are archaic and more closely resemble the family and economic structures of the 1950’s than the realities of the many family forms of 2016.  SB 668 will bring economic justice and equal opportunity to divorcing husbands and wives as well as enhancing harmony in the post-divorce family by attenuating conflicts over money.

SB 668 also moves Family Law in the direction of post-divorce equal shared parenting.  We at the National Coalition for Men believe that Family Law should follow family research.  One of the most consistently and strongly replicated findings in family social science research is that the children of divorce fare best in family forms that maximize the involvement of both parents in the child’s life.  The worst developmental outcomes come from single mother families which are supported by current Family Law.

We strongly encourage our members and others who believe in the necessity of such reforms to contact Governor Scott immediately at: and/or , and/or 850-717-9337


Harry Crouch

President, National Coalition for Men

A copy of the printed letter sent to Governor Scott is here:

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2 Responses to NCFM sends open letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott asking him to sign bill SB 688 regarding alimony and shared parenting

  1. L. A. McDonough on March 22, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Men would be smart to not have kids at all. Women lie and cheat and the child could even be from another man whether the couple is living together or married. Smart men need to look out for themselves and not breed (get a vasectomy at a young age) Women need to be on guard too. There are plenty of women who want careers, not kids. My brother was ditched by a woman who did not pay support for the kids, he got custody. Several friends with sons: same situation, wife ditches out and leaves him w/ the kids. Women get ditched by men (friends I know) some pay support, others don’t until the IRS catches up with them and the refunds go to the mother. Marriages have many hurdles and who can guarantee an ideal family life anyway? So why bother.

  2. Debbie on March 14, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    Ok i agree with this for fathers ,, the whole equal shared parenting .. where im concerned and this article doesnt explain it.. is this… i have been married for 41 years and i have been a stay-at-home mom most of our marriage ( both of our choice) .. i have very little skills to make a living at my age, if we we’re to ever divorce.. and at the current laws i am entitled to half of my husbands retirement ect.. wonder how this would change?

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