JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After Governor Rick Scott vetoed a bill that would have ended permanent alimony in the state we're hearing what the decision means to those people who are getting it...
"If you're the recipient of an award for alimony, there's not really a lot of motivation to get married again," says WOKV legal expert Mark Rubin.
Rubin says you lose your alimony if you get married, so many divorcees will get into another relationship but never tie the knot so they can continue receiving alimony payments.
"And so unfortunately the spouse that is paying alimony, even though the alimony may not be needed anymore, still has to pay it."
Rubin says this legislation was designed to allow divorcees to review their agreements, the main reason the Governor says he vetoed the bill. He said he worried that allowing retroactive reviews of the agreements would upset the set economic expectations that some recipients have.