Saturday, March 26, 2016

Florida Alimony Reform Politics

I ran across a great article on pending alimony reform legislation  in Florida on the CBS 19 television station site, which oddly is located in Texas.

The current alimony situation is so bad in Florida that the author asks, "Why would anyone get married in Florida?"

Minnesota is every bit as bad as Florida so I'll ask, "Why would anyone get married in Minnesota?"

As I write this I am listening to a segment on the radio about a college professor in her 40s who has not yet achieved tenure and is depressed about it due to the financial uncertainty that brings.  She is working with a a career coach.

I can't help but think - try losing everything and having to pay over $30,000+ a year in alimony until the day you die. Try having no hope of ever retiring. Try not being able to remarry because that would oblige your new spouse to pay alimony to your ex-spouse should you become disabled. Try being in that situation not because you did anything wrong but because of clear criminal actions by your ex-spouse, her lawyer and others in the divorce industry. You know nothing about financial uncertainty.

One thing I hate about my situation is that I've lost a lot of emotional empathy.

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