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  •  as for exes shacking up.... (1+ / 0-)
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    .... that can be considered by a court as grounds for terminating alimony.  

    All without having to grant the adulterer a free pass, as you and that scumbag Republican seem so eager to do.

    Hey, why don't you see if you can get Newt to support it too, while you're at it?  

    "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 04:56:09 PM PST

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    •  In most cases it doesn't work that way. (2+ / 0-)
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      erush1345, Sparhawk

      In most cases, unless the ex is legally married the prior order stands.

      Heard of cases where the ex does a full-blown marriage except for legally filing/recording (Wedding pictures and all.) And the alimony order remains in force.

      •  depends on the state (3+ / 0-)
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        erush1345, SemDem, G2geek

        in VA aliimony ends on "remarriage or relationship analogous to marriage".  My husband's alimony ended because his ex's BF moved in.  After a period of time (6 mos, 1 year?) he was able to get the alimony reduced to $0.00.

        •  In PA, there is no alimony, only child support (1+ / 0-)
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          Now I have heard of cases here in PA where a separated spouse can request temporary alimony until the divorce is final. But most of the time, it is really just child support prior to the final divorce decree.

          •  I knew a couple where the woman (5+ / 0-)

            had been a stay at home mom for 35 years when he divorced her for the young thing at the office.  The kids were grown so there was no child support.  I personally feel he should pay alimony forever.  His religion kept her at home, submissive, with him balancing the check book, etc.  Then when he decides his libido is more important than his religion, he dumps her without the skills to fend for herself.  

            So, I think alimony should be an option.  At least for a period of time in which the stay-at-home parent/partner [re]establishes him/herself in a career.  Businessmen who want their wives to be country club/hostess wives and not career women, shouldn't get to dump them back into subsistence living if/when they trade in for a new model.

            Both wage earners? each able to be self-supporting?  sure, alimony isn't necessary.  But when one has given up wages, especially at the request of the other, some re-building time is only fair.

      •  the fact that people treat each other like shit... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... and then treat each other like shit the other way 'round as some kind of revenge or mere opportunism, doesn't make either instance right.

        "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 07:07:30 AM PST

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