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(Fox News)   Florida lawmakers want to end life-long alimony payments, make alimony and child custody laws more fair. Naturally, some people have more sand than Daytona Beach in their vaginas over this   ( divider line
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2013-04-24 10:19:26 AM  
4 votes:
Stupid biatch ex-wife left me for .38 Special and the judge let her take my Camaro.  Not just one guy in .38 Special I'll add.

She is dating .38 Special.
2013-04-24 11:13:12 AM  
3 votes:
Divorce is for those to weak to become a widow/er.
2013-04-24 10:21:16 AM  
3 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Stupid biatch ex-wife left me for .38 Special and the judge let her take my Camaro.  Not just one guy in .38 Special I'll add.

She is dating .38 Special.

You're own fault.  You held onto her too loosely.
2013-04-24 03:13:14 PM  
2 votes:

Lackofname: Say, how will gay marriage effect alimony?

If two gay people get divorced they will both have to pay alimony to a divorced straight couple for destroying the sanctity of marriage not once, but twice (for getting homo-married and then reneging on the word of their vows), which ultimately is what led to those straight people divorcing anyways.

Am I doing this right?
2013-04-24 11:28:33 AM  
2 votes:

doyner: If you've been married 20 years and gave up most opportunities for a career, I can see long-term alimony.  But being married for 18 months shouldn't entitle anyone to a life-long annuity.  Could be fair if they had a formula linking it to time served.

Did you really say "Time Served?"  Its not a prison sentence.

//Yes dear, I'll get right on that dear..
2013-04-24 10:44:05 AM  
2 votes:
I am against limiting alimony because women are the inferior sex and therefore need to be supported by men.What if she's ugly and can't remarried?How is the woman going to survive?
2013-04-24 11:39:49 PM  
1 vote:

Tr0mBoNe: What if you never had a carrer and are just a lazy coont?

What if you're a man stupid enough to marry someone like that?
2013-04-24 08:00:45 PM  
1 vote:

Lackofname: Say, how will gay marriage effect alimony?

Same sex marriage gets a bit tricky...

When two lesbians get divorced, there is no man to fark over WRT child support, alimony, and outstanding debt. It also wouldn't be fair to force one of the women to give up a car or a place to live. Therefore, when two gays get a divorce, one gets saddled with all the marriage debt, loses the house and car, and gets tossed into the street. The OTHER gay gives up the car and house to one of the lesbian divorcees and takes on the duty of alimony, child support, and debt repayment. This is all still a work-in-progress which is why same sex marriage is taking longer to get approved than it should. Lots of stuff like this going on in the background that has to get hashed out.
2013-04-24 12:22:50 PM  
1 vote:
I disagree.  You should be horribly and continuously punished for getting married.  It prevents intelligent people from repeating the same mistake with a constant reminder.
2013-04-24 11:10:53 AM  
1 vote:

Kome: I was under the assumption this was already the case in Florida, because of how my parents' divorce went down. My parents were married for about 16 years before that ended. When I came along, my mom gave up being an RN to be a stay-at-home mom while dad, the doctor, worked. He managed to only have to pay alimony for like 3 years. Meanwhile, my mom had to jump from job to job to job - hotel desk staff, secretary for an interior designer, transcriptionist, etc. - to be able to keep the kids fed and with a roof over our head.

Of course, my mom's lawyer was so inept and without the slightest hint of humanity that he tried to convince her to be a stripper if she needed to find a good-paying job because fighting to get alimony (oh yea, and child support, since a man pulling down six-figures would be too burdened to have to pay child support until we all turned 18, according to how the judge ruled) would be a waste of time.

She was supposed to get her own lawyer, not talk to dad's.
2013-04-24 11:02:51 AM  
1 vote:

SlothB77: Those receiving alimony can no longer tap into the paychecks of their ex-spouse's new husband or wife

whoa, this was happening?  If I marry someone who got divorced and is paying alimony, my spouse's divorcee could tap into my paychecks for alimony?  That is farking ridiculous.

If you remarry enough times, you can create a human centipede of alimony payments.
2013-04-24 11:02:00 AM  
1 vote:
lol men
2013-04-24 10:38:41 AM  
1 vote:

Jim_Callahan: State Rep. Cynthia Stafford, a Miami Democrat, called the bill "one-sided, anti-woman and mean-spirited."

So, which of the provisions are one-sided, anti-woman, or mean-spirited?

-- barring payments from lasting more than half the duration of a marriage
-- benefit caps based on salary
-- equal child custody by default (primarily in no-fault divorce)

... because all of those things sound eminently sensible to the point of "why haven't they always been like that?" to me.

//I mean, it's Fox News, I guess they could be leaving out some significant part of the bill to up the outrage quotient.

Don't you know that expecting women to be accountable and responsible is sexist?
2013-04-24 10:37:41 AM  
1 vote:

Fizpez: So to summarize: get cheated on, get financially pummeled because you have a penis, and get prevented from getting married again because ... well, hell if know why

For his own good.
2013-04-24 10:36:47 AM  
1 vote:

DrewCurtisJr: Don't they do that currently? Take into account the length and financial contributions of each in the marriage?

Theoretically, sure, but the lawyers can talk it up and do the usual 'bribing the judge' bit.

This institutes hard caps, so if your alimony is 30% of your salary and you were married five years, the court _cannot_ order you to pay more than 30% of your salary and _cannot_ order you to pay for longer than three years.
2013-04-24 10:33:42 AM  
1 vote:

adamgreeney: This has to be one of the most blatantly sexist headlines I've ever seen on fark. Wow


Never heard the phrase "sand in your vagina" applied to men before?

First day on the internet?
2013-04-24 10:27:39 AM  
1 vote:
Look, if people can get out of prison after serving time for murder, a person shouldn't have to pay for life for marrying that b*tch.

What? Hey! Ow! Stop!
2013-04-24 10:26:37 AM  
1 vote:
My dad is stuck paying alimony until my mom is sixty-five, and it's a significant six figures. He currently lives in a podunk apartment, and she moved into a new house with another dude where they live it up on his dime. Fine woman, my mother.
2013-04-24 10:23:47 AM  
1 vote:
Wifely duties should be attached to all alimony payments.

/unfortunately, the very fact the divorce occurs means wifely duties weren't being performed
/seriously, any legal process should be reviewed from time to forcibly returning escaped slaves or allowing free blacks to be kidnapped and sold into slavery...or women not getting the vote...or not having a court-appointed representative in a criminal trial...
2013-04-24 10:18:59 AM  
1 vote:

adamgreeney: This has to be one of the most blatantly sexist headlines I've ever seen on fark. Wow

It's not that sexist.  There's very little sand there due to erosion.
2013-04-24 10:16:34 AM  
1 vote:
I wholeheartedly agree that lifelong alimony, in modern times, is bullshiat.

And now I'll kick back and listen to some good old fashioned divorce related misogyny.
2013-04-24 09:45:21 AM  
1 vote:
State Rep. Cynthia Stafford, a Miami Democrat, called the bill "one-sided, anti-woman and mean-spirited."

Biatch please. Try being on the receiving end of family court then come back and complain about something being mean spirited.

My biggest gripe with the whole child support thing is I have been ordered to pay %80 of the financial burden of raising my daughter. Fair enough, I make a ton more than my ex. But I never get a farking tax write off? If I am paying %80 of the burden I want %80 of the deduction. Every other parent in the world gets a tax deduction for their kids. But us guys and gals that do the write thing and pay support get shiat. In the meantime my ex gets over 12k/year out of me and still gets away with claiming the EITC because what I give her is not considered income.
2013-04-24 06:53:07 AM  
1 vote:
Family court reform has been severely needed for a long time. It is good to see some action on this issue.
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