Ex Ordered to Pay Alimony Pushes to Advance Alimony Reform Initiative

California Husband and Wife divorce.

Their case is contentious. Part of what they fought over was spousal support.

To the tune of $100,000 in legal fees.

Since theirs was a very long term marriage, Husband was ordered to pay permanent alimony.

And now Husband wants to ban all alimony in new divorce cases, and terminate or phase out alimony in all existing cases.

And he’s turned political activist to try to accomplish just that.

Husband maintains that the entire concept of spousal support is “outdated” because many women today work.

Clearly, there is a lot of popular sentiment in favor of alimony reform at this time, but the devil is always in the details.

Florida proponents of alimony reform have certainly seen that firsthand.

It remains to be seen whether inflexible, one-size-fits-all legislative frameworks for reform can gain sufficient traction …

Read more in:

  1. this Los Angeles CBS 2 TV news article: Divorced Dad Fights To Do Away With Spousal Support In California and
  2. this LA Times news article: Businessman seeks initiative to overhaul ‘outdated’ California alimony law .