Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
I may be wrong but isn't alimony an amount awarded to bring the exspouse up to a level of quality of life that they experienced while married?
IE, the purpose is so that the spouse won't "suffer" a lower quality of life having to move from a mansion to a 1 bedroom apartment?
This being the same logic behind child support payments..
If so, I pseudo understand this guy's fear....I mean its not like either of them have enough talent to last beyond their 20's so get it while you can.
I don't think they were married long enough for him to be all that used to a certain standard of living. I could understand it, if they were married 10 years, or even 5 years, but what was it? I think 3 years? If he got out and worked at his craft, he could most assuredly live at the same level as he has been used to living. Like you said, neither of them have that much talent. What is she supposed to do, keep on paying him Alimony, so he can live in Grande style, while she has to move into a one bedroom apartment?
I think he is more than capable of supporting himself to live in a decent lifestyle. He will end up getting half of what they earned together. What more does he need? It's not like they were married in some kind of long term "committed" marriage. It's not like he gave up his career and earning power to marry her, and would have to start all over again in the work force. I'm sorry, but it looks like he's trying to take advantage. I am no Jessica Simpson fan, but I think he is a weasel.