Is it fare if a wife can take half.....

United States
January 1, 2007 12:43am CST
of what her husband earned if she caught cheating? If there's one law U.S. could change, that would be the husband have some say so on wheather he gives her half or not. Even though the wife broke the vows sadly to say, is she entitle to something because both parties agree to be one family. But she should not automatically be given half after divorce. Do you agree?
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@satyamss (870)
• India
1 Jan 07
if wife is cheating , she has no right to take half ...of the earning of her husband....but question is how will he prove it...
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@red158 (334)
• Canada
3 Jan 07
On the flip side if he cheats does he forfeit everything?
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• United States
3 Jan 07
Read my other posting about flipside.
@red158 (334)
• Canada
4 Jan 07
where would I find that?
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• United States
4 Jan 07
This is the posting: Is a man honorable if he takes half of his ex-wife check? Tags: divorce, well, men should go out to work and women should nuture Maybe this will help ok hope u read it!
• United States
1 Jan 07
Community property was brought into being because there was once a great many men who were paying alimony often to the amount that it impinged their ability to earn a living for themselves or a new family. It is assumed the role of wife has value. After all, she is the hostess, caretaker of man and child, preparer of meals, laundress, transportation specialist, maid, cook, and dishwasher. She also renders other services which if hired would cost a great deal more over time. Child support is just that, support for the children. I am not saying a division of properties is correct or incorrect. I only point out that even if the woman did not work outside the home, she still made a contribution which if translated into earnings would exceed any amount she receives in the event of dissolution of a relationship. If one wishes to forstall such property division in the event of dissolution, one merely needs to contract a prenuptual agreement and have it signed and registered appropriately.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
Only if the child see's the check.
@rash219 (808)
• United States
1 Jan 07
because of this there is something called a pernuptial agreement whr both parties loose their right to take 1/2 of the private earnings.....c theres your answer........only problem is we fail to look into it bcoz at the time b4 n during marriage every1s love_crazed.....!! but anyhow i do agree that the law is preety stupid on this part even whn the other partner is caught to given 1/2 the assets
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• United States
1 Jan 07
Good point, but even in here in California the is still gurantee something even if she did sign a prenuptial.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Gone are the days when woman we're considered the only fit parent, and Woman didn't work. I honestly think that a man/woman should not have to pay alimony AND child support, that's very sad. And if they can prove that she cheated, i think by cheating you are revoking your rights as a part of the family. You are in fact, deciding or choosing another family, and it is your choice, but i don't think you should be rewarded for it, and i do think you shoul have to face the consequences. BUt alas, it would be far too difficult to enforce! (:
• United States
1 Jan 07
Sad thing about it, you can't prove she cheated unless, A. Hiring a private investigator B. A witness C. She confess. (that would be the day)
@usman400 (1588)
• Pakistan
1 Jan 07
Western laws more support she's than he's so in this case u must find some solution, even if it had more degree in oppose to you
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• United States
1 Jan 07
So should i tell my future wife, lets marry in the middle east cus the laws favores men?
@rekhitha (176)
• India
1 Jan 07
i think its not fair at all... if the wife is cheatin.... then she shouldnt have any sort of right onhm or his any more
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• Philippines
2 Jan 07
well, the law states that it is fair because its his wife and they have conjugal property but in a human sense or point of view its unfair because it is truly heartbreaking to see your belongings being taken by an unfaithful wife or husband..
@Lady_Vincy (1543)
• United States
8 Jan 07
It's only fair for the fact that while married the couple becomes one. Everything that one owns the other does. So half is only fair.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
It's retarded, but there's no way to prove it legally. I personally think a pre-nuptial agreement should be a requirement for all couples who get married - the divorce laws are ridiculous, and alimony is ridiculous.
• United States
2 Jan 07
I have been on the other end of this topic and have lost every thing to my ex husband in a divorce. It did not matter that he was the cheater or that he tried to kill me for refusing him. at that point, you just walk away and start over. It is just stuff and it can all be replaced, without that person being attached to any of it. Cut your losses and let it go. You will be happier in the long run for it. And by the way, I live in what is called a no-fault divorce state and he did not have to pay me anything even though I lost my job because of his bad behaviors.
• United States
2 Jan 07
If you're under the opinion that a woman can collect half of everything a man owns just because he cheated on her then you are sadly mistaken. There are many extenuating circumstances involved in divorce that factor in to the awarding of financial remineration, if there even is ANY, like wether or not the couple had children, how long they were married, if both of the parties involved worked and who earned more. Often is the case that women are being made to pay men spousal support after a divorce because THEY are the primary bread winners and have been supporting their husbands. Get your facts straight before you start making comments like the ones you did, because you are VERY wrong.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
i think ya, once u marriage, she is partner, so no problem
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@bindishah (2063)
• India
2 Jan 07
If a wife is caught cheating, then I dont think she should get half of her husband's earnings after divorce. But then this would also depend on the situation - if they have kids who's custody she has then she would need money from her husband to take care of them. Also, if she gave up a promising career for he rhusband then she would be entitled to some money (mind you not half, just some) until she can start earning herself.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
2 Jan 07
No I do not believe it to be fair at all if the woman was caught cheating and the wife has right to have half. Well if in the U.S. they do not have pre-nuptial agreements then they should as this is what they have in my country and that way people do not marry for money or have a right to the other person's money.
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@xiongqh (793)
• Hong Kong
2 Jan 07
I think the wife will get the half after divorce. As The women is not strong as the man in this socity, after divorce, women always didn't get enough chance to afford themself, If she will afford a child, that is so bad. As a man, should afford the family and the child, I think give the half is fair to him.
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@blair99 (20)
• United States
2 Jan 07
yesits fare they earned half
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@Jlowe110 (313)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I think its unfair. Couldn't the husband refuse to be divorced?Well unless he wanted to marry again, but he could always stay married to her until she said she didn't want anything. They could just live in seperate places just still be married.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
Ya, I don't think it's fair that the cheater should get half. If I cheated, I would not even want half. I like the ones who also get alimony too.
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@shooie (4989)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Cheaters - Cheaters are mental
I am a woman and agree with you. I beleive anything you had before the marriage should be yours and anything after the marriage the cheating party should get a 1/4 of what was gotten after you were married if even that. My thing is I hate liars and cheaters so is good am not a judge because liars and cheaters wouldn't get nothing but a boot to the a$$
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@suny1946 (275)
• China
2 Jan 07
Yes,I agree.
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