CA: Alimony to Domestic Abuser Terminated

A California appellate court recently upheld termination of spousal support to a domestic abuser and harasser.

The court held that the anti-domestic violence policy behind the statute on which it based its ruling superseded the terms of the parties’ marital settlement agreement, which only allowed modification of support under specified conditions.

The receiving ex-wife was reportedly criminally convicted once of stalking her ex-husband – and subsequently charged again with the same crime. According to the account, the woman was relentless.

The court also pointed out that the alimony was, in effect, funding the ex-wife’s wrongful actions.

Read more in this [Los Angeles] Metropolitan News-Enterprise article.