Alimony after Divorce

@Rashu169 (4391)
India
January 29, 2007 1:55am CST
should every girl be entitled for it, even those who are self supporting themselves other wise. Like K-fed is asking Britney for alimony and not the other way round.... isnt it wrong? or is it right? why law doesnt support Britney in this or for that matter any gal
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@aksagi (413)
• India
29 Jan 07
Alimony is a part of legal process but the pain of shared feelings n time spent is not forgotten... so its a compensation but its only on monetary grounds not for the emotional setback
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
29 Jan 07
yeah true...
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
29 Jan 07
I think it is about lifestyle. If your lifestyle is changed due to your divorce and it's due to not having as much income as you had together then their is grounds for alimony. I don't really care about celebrities and alimony but those that really deserve it like mothers that are left with kids and the husband screws off and won't pay up.
@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
29 Jan 07
yeah...thats what i think too
@shivka (110)
• India
29 Jan 07
i just feel that any person who wants to demand alimony after divorce..the court should check the individual's background and see if he/she really needs it..that's the whole purpose of alimony..!!
@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
29 Jan 07
yeah but it was made to support the women not the other way round
@schilds (410)
• United States
30 Jan 08
It depends on the situation. If my husband wanted a divorce I would definately file for alimony - we agreed before we married and had kids that I wouldn't work. It's too late for him to change his mind now - the kids are here and until they are in school full time it isn't negotiable. If it weren't for the kids I would still be working and the situation would not be the same - I wouldn't even try to get alimony - which is usually called spousal support or supplimental support or something like it now - so that it includes spouses of both sexes.
• United States
7 May 08
With some situations, its like that. Have you agreed to be a stay at home mother until your youngest is in school and then get a part time at least or you prefer to be a stay at home mom period? Its one thing if the mom only is staying home until the youngest starts going to school or unless a trusted family member or close friend is at home and they babysit and the mother works pt but every situation is different. Sometimes 1 income is sufficient.
@josh33 (120)
• India
26 May 08
well I know our intention should be of long lasting and successfull marraiges.. If yours is then why do u ever think of alimony???
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Each case is different but for the most part, I think that anyone that is self-sufficent should not be getting alimony. If they are unemployed because of an agreement with in the marriage, then the alimony should be very temporary. No one should be getting wealthy off from someone else's hard work. it is just wrong.
• United States
26 Apr 08
if the woman is the bread winner and the man is the stay at home daddy without a job then yes the woman should pay alimony to her ex until he gets himself stable.
• United States
22 May 07
I don't believe in alimony.......unless one spouse is looking after a lot of kids, is unable to work because of age, or is disabled and can't get a job.....that's pretty much how it is in Australia. However child support is really important. Once you're divorced you lead single lives again.....about the same as never being married except for the emotional baggage. THe people who really suffer are the kids. Just remember it takes two to tango, and two to get divorced. I would think it is important to think about your children, and marital counselling before divorce and alimony....or rather think less about what financial revenge you can get out of your spouse since you both agreed to marry in the first place. Over here in the US it's extremely rather pro-female....and each state is so different....rather confusing.