Imagine working to pay the alimony to your husband’s ex-wife. Imagine the court coming after your assets because your elderly spouse can’t keep his alimony payments to an former partner. Not an appetizing future at all. May even make you think twice about dating a divorcee.
The world is changing so fast. And women are enjoying parity with the opposite sex in many areas, even it seems in the aftermath of divorce. No longer considered the weaker sex, sometimes the ex-wife has to pay alimony to man who has less in income. The nature of alimony is no longer just a women’s issue. Marriage itself has become quite elastic, with gender roles changing, and marriage for same sex couples is becoming legal in the United States by increments. So why not change the financial side of divorce? I read this article in Time, and it really got me thinking; Should a lifetime of payments be foisted on one party when a marriage dies? Should more people consider that unwelcome prospect before marrying? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Time article, kids. http://nation.time.com/2013/05/16/is-this-the-end-of-alimony-as-we-know-it/