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  #1  
June 24th, 2006, 01:05 AM
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I just curious as to what everyone's take on alimony is.

I think it's so stupid....I don't care if it's the man paying the woman or the woman paying the man. Now i'm all for child support but alimony.........come on!
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June 24th, 2006, 01:10 AM
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I think there're legitimate reasons for it. I.e., when a man supports a wife all of his life, while she stays home and takes care of the children...what's she supposed to do after 20 years of marriage with no job experience? How's she supposed to support herself? That's why there should be alimony, IMO.
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June 24th, 2006, 05:21 AM
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I think there're legitimate reasons for it. I.e., when a man supports a wife all of his life, while she stays home and takes care of the children...what's she supposed to do after 20 years of marriage with no job experience? How's she supposed to support herself? That's why there should be alimony, IMO.[/b]
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June 24th, 2006, 05:57 AM
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I think there're legitimate reasons for it. I.e., when a man supports a wife all of his life, while she stays home and takes care of the children...what's she supposed to do after 20 years of marriage with no job experience? How's she supposed to support herself? That's why there should be alimony, IMO.[/b]
This is how alimony in TX works:
"The spouse awarded the alimony is awarded the alimony to help the person acquire work skills to provide for himself or herself. It was/is not uncommon for a woman to give up whatever job skills (outside the home job skills, that is) or employment opportunities she may have in order to either raise the children or to serve as the homemaker of the household, if not both. Upon divorce this person was at a great disadvantage. Alimony is awarded in two limited scenarios. The first involves a spouse who has been married for at least ten (10) years and is otherwise unable to provide for their minimum needs. The latter requirement is a fairly technical matter to be proven and rests within the discretion of the court to believe such proof or not accept it. The second involves victims of family abuse whose spouse was convicted of the family violence within the filing of the divorce. One need not meet both requirements.

In most cases the award of benefits is limited to three years. Exceptions exist for persons suffering from incapacitating physical or mental disabilities. The amount awarded is limited to the lesser of twenty (20%) percent of the paying spouse's average income, or $2500 -- whichever is less."

I don't think that is too much to ask.
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June 24th, 2006, 07:23 AM
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Ashes what part of Texas do you live in? We live in Lubbock.
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June 24th, 2006, 07:36 AM
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I think there're legitimate reasons for it. I.e., when a man supports a wife all of his life, while she stays home and takes care of the children...what's she supposed to do after 20 years of marriage with no job experience? How's she supposed to support herself? That's why there should be alimony, IMO.[/b]
I agree!
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June 24th, 2006, 08:02 AM
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Ashes what part of Texas do you live in? We live in Lubbock.
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I'm in a really small town about 60 miles east of Dallas.
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June 24th, 2006, 08:25 AM
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I think there're legitimate reasons for it. I.e., when a man supports a wife all of his life, while she stays home and takes care of the children...what's she supposed to do after 20 years of marriage with no job experience? How's she supposed to support herself? That's why there should be alimony, IMO.[/b]
I agree with this.

Some women IMO do not deserve alimony.
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June 24th, 2006, 06:17 PM
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I think there're legitimate reasons for it. I.e., when a man supports a wife all of his life, while she stays home and takes care of the children...what's she supposed to do after 20 years of marriage with no job experience? How's she supposed to support herself? That's why there should be alimony, IMO.[/b]
I agree with this.

Some women IMO do not deserve alimony.
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Agreed.
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June 25th, 2006, 04:24 AM
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I think it is alright sometimes ! If the woman has stayed at home caring for the children and not working then the marriage ends and she decides she would like to presue a career in say nursing I think alimony should be provided until she is done with that then no more.. Or if she is currently working any job then no she shouldnt get it I dont care if shes only working at walmart.. I hate it when some women get alimony and think its ok to just sit on their butts and get alimony, child support and be lazy..
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June 25th, 2006, 04:38 AM
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Alimony is great, in select cases.

My mom tried to get alimony, but she was seeing somebody else during their seperation and if she REALLY wanted alimony, the court would make my brothers and I testify. needless to say, when child support was cut off [as my brothers and I we're living with her anymore], she was one unhappy person. The money she was getting, was more or less to support her alcohal habit.
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