Alimony and Prenuptial Agreement

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Even though we have laws that help people get back on their feet, we need to change our laws so we eliminate lifetime alimony or a reduction of time for the financial help of ex-spouses. Without guidelines it authorizes lifetime dependence and also treats women as if they are the weaker sex. Spousal support is often the largest financial obligation that incurs as part of a divorce. Not even bankruptcy will help you avoid spousal support. When it comes to marriage a lot of people don’t understand that is like a type of business. When people separate it comes with assets taken away. So why should we be obligated to pay a formal spouse since that was the reason of separation? More than likely when someone gets divorce is because they want to be that person no more, they want to get away. Each spouse want to start a new chapter in their life but having laws like alimony it makes it impossible. If alimony is to help a spouse after separation how much help does a person needs if the spouse is paying for lifetime. Alimony sometimes called spousal support it’s “a payment to or for a spouse or former spouse under a separation or divorce agreement.” (68) It aids them finding a home and a little jump start so they could start supporting themselves. The law was based more for helping woman since most of them were in the work force and most women stayed at home. Alimony or spousal support started in 1970 as part of the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act. Under the same time the law changed and incorporated divorces as no-fault. It eliminated the tradition ways of thinking about marriage because any one could get divorce without a reason. Under the no-fault divorce your partner could cheat and then split the values of both parties and then c... ... middle of paper ... ...ome and take care of the kids and woman have high paying jobs. The only down fall to all of this is how much people are getting divorce this days. People back then did not like the idea of getting divorce. They saw it like a taboo and it broke traditional ways of living. Now that one of two people is getting divorce it creates more problems than it helps. What people do not see is that they are affecting the kids. It’s not the children’s fault that they are getting divorce. Why doesn't the government create laws for families to stay together instead of trying to separating them? The laws change and things don’t stay the same. I hope we find a better solution so this problem of endless payment. The government should create laws for family to stay together since more and more people are getting separated. Marriage is view as a business and not a family unity.

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