For far too long, women have used
his fault divorce no fault divorce to not only fleece their husbands of assets but to continue to earn a living off their former spouses even well after the marriage ended. For a woman who leaves a perfectly good marriage to a man who has treated her well (which is the case in most divorces) to have the right to at least half his assets is deplorable. For a woman to be able to collect an ongoing income from her ex-husband in the form of alimony is nothing short of cruel and inhuman. The apparent justification for alimony has been the wife is entitled to maintain the lifestyle she has become accustomed to. Says fucking who? The wife’s entitlement to the “lifestyle she has become accustomed to” should end at the same time as the marriage. If I work for a company who pay me a wage that allows me to maintain a certain quality of life, then my entitlement to said wage and quality of life is contingent on me being part of that company. Should I leave the company (either voluntarily or not), my entitlements from that company end immediately. It is then up to me to make do for myself in the future as the company has no other obligations towards me. This makes sense to most people yet for some reason, women seem to feel that their ex-husbands are obligated to take care of them forever.
It seems that long-overdue change may finally be on the horizon. Take a look at the following link……
About fucking time, too. The silly bitch in this story got an outrageous settlement and then has the temerity to expect the ex-hubby to support her for the rest of her life. The judge saw it quite differently…..
‘”The world of work has innumerable possibilities these day…vast numbers of women with children just get on with it and Mrs Wright should have done as well,” the judge said. ‘
‘The judge criticised her for being “evasive on the subject of her own earning capacity“. ‘
In other words, the judge agreed – in this case at least – that alimony is a racket and the ex-husband is being abused as a result.
‘Mrs Wright has made no effort whatsoever to seek work or to update her skills…I am satisfied that she has worked on the basis…that she would be supported for life.
‘”It is essential… that she starts to work now,” said the judge’
Not only that, but the judge did not accept any of the whiny excuses the ex-wife put up for not making any effort to support herself…….
‘”Judge Roberts did not accept any of the explanations put forward by the wife for her inactivity and ruled that it was important that she obey the order.
“She had harsh words for the wife for her complete failure to confront her obligation to contribute financially. She found the wife exaggerated her income needs.’
As one might expect, when the ex-husband presents as an honest person and the ex-wife does not, the Judge is not going to be too kind to the ex-wife…….
‘Mr Wright had been found to be “a man of integrity who had done nothing to mislead the court”.
“But the judge found the wife was an unsatisfactory witness; particularly on the subject of her own earning capacity she was evasive”, he added’
Put simply, the wife either misled or outright lied during the initial settlement for her own gain. One wonders whether there might be legal proceedings against her in the future. Perhaps the ex-husband could sue her for obtaining assets from him under false pretences? Either way, one quote near the end of the article is telling…..
‘Lord Justice Pitchford said that “the order was never intended to provide the wife with an income for life“.’
Now that is interesting. If we must have alimony – and it should be avoided as a last option – it should be limited to a realistic time period. A man whose marriage falls apart should not have to support his wife forever. We live in an era where women face no barriers to finding work. One could even argue that with family friendly and affirmative action policies in place, women find it more easy than men to find work.
I never thought I would see the day when common sense and decency would take place in the family court but here it is. I can only hope this becomes a precedent and more and more men seek to reverse unfair divorce settlement and alimony rulings.
Perhaps there is a light at the end of the tunnel after all.