Legislative leaders have yet to deliver a sweeping alimony reform measure to Gov. Ron DeSantis, and family law practitioners say the delay is contributing to a backlog of cases.

The House voted 74-42 on March 9 to approve SB 1796 by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, over the vehement objection of the Family Law Section and some children’s advocates.

“Right now, we are working day in and day out to hopefully encourage the governor to veto SB 1796 because of the retroactivity in the bill,” said Family Law Section Chair-elect Philip Wartenberg.