Court-Ordered Alimony or Spousal Support Can Really Be a Bear …

Especially in Italy.

Just ask Italy’s seventy-six year old former three-term prime minister, Husband. Who served in that office after first establishing himself as a media mogul there.

An Italian family court ordered this billionaire to shell out more than $47 million per year, or close to $4 million per month, as alimony, or spousal support, to his ex-wife.

I routinely hear from ex-husbands who are angry and bitter over court orders to pay comparatively paltry alimony awards, closer to $4,000 per month.

They’d resent paying $4 million in annual spousal support considerably moreso.

But Husband doesn’t seem to be losing any sleep – or time – over his alimony obligation to his second wife.

Instead, Husband appears to be focused on his impending marriage to his 27 year old fiance. A much healthier attitude.

And perhaps also some criminal charges which he was recently convicted of and sentenced for, others which he was recently convicted of but not yet sentenced for, and still another for which he is under investigation.

And maybe even his planned bid for re-election as prime minister.

Doesn’t leave much time for bitterness.

One can only speculate as to whether the happy couple has entered a prenuptial agreement.

No information is provided as to whether Husband bears any alimony obligations to his first wife. It doesn’t take too much imagination to recognize that, if things don’t work out with the twenty-seven year old, another divorce and alimony obligation on top of this new alimony award to his second wife, could start to add up to some real money.

Read more in this Hollywood Reporter article: Italy’s Berlusconi Ordered to Pay Nearly $50 Million a Year in Alimony.