Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Karen McCullah - Why Everyone Should get a Prenup

Karen McCullah is a screenwriter (her works include Legally Blond) and author who wrote an article in Elle earlier this year about the injustice of her having to pay alimony to her ex-husband. 
But 18 years later, when I divorced my husband, I had a successful writing career and some money in the bank. He got to take half of it. But it isn't even the fact that I had to give him half that I find so egregious. It's the alimony he demanded I pay him on top of it that makes me very, very angry—like scream-really-loud, get-drunk, and eat-gratuitous-carbohydrates angry. On the first day of every month, I have to write him a mother^#%*ing check for six thousand dollars. I've been doing this for two and a half years. I've got five more left.
I totally agree with her. But she is one of the (relatively) lucky ones. I can only wish my alimony payments ended after seven and one-half years.  Mine go on until I die.

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