Post by saarinista on May 18, 2018 19:11:17 GMT -5
I have a friend who divorced after more than 2 decades in a childless and ill advised marriage from the git go. She filed. She had always made a lot more money than her husband. He filed for alimony and ended up getting it. Then he married someone else.
My friend was pretty annoyed at having to pay him alimony. My view is that if women expect to be equal partners in the workplace, we should expect to pay alimony or other compensation in divorce. This is especially true in her case because she did not take time off to have children, etc. I can understand her annoyance because it was an unhappy marriage, but the best thing would have been if they'd not married to begin with, as in my case.
We live and we learn, eh?
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Post by greatcoastal on May 19, 2018 0:15:59 GMT -5
saarinista, One of my neighbors had divorced a few years before I did. His story was similar to mine. He was a stay at home dad who homeschooled his two children. His wife is a doctor. The kids where already graduated from college when he learned of her affairs with other woman and got divorced. He receives alimony and bought a 2/2 condo up the road from us. That gave me some insight towards my own case.
My next few years will be "interesting" to say the least, when it comes to the income of woman my age that I meet in my area, compared to what I will be making after being out of the work field for 20 yrs. Living on an island between the ocean and a river here in Fl. this town is full of high income earning women, divorced and entering the dating field.
PS. I want my alimony to be temporary, and I look forward to supporting myself again.
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