Alimony Laws are Sexist

Compare these two cases side by side: 1) A man is married to a female physician for over a decade. He does some coaching and consulting, but is largely a stay-at-home dad. His youngest is about to go off to college. He and his wife go through a tumultuous no-fault divorce. After several years of […]

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May 5th, 2014 by Wanda

The Day in Court

Wordsworth wrote that poetry is “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin fromĀ emotion recollected in tranquility.” Been waiting for tranquility in order to write eloquently about the day in court, but it’s not forthcoming. Long story short, the cougar ex-wife showed up with a sack and ashes routine. No highlights, hair cut […]

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May 1st, 2014 by Wanda

Reflections

This is poison soup to kill the bad witches she said. How can you tell the difference? I asked. O, good witches are very polite & say no thank you. Bad witches just die. –Brian Andreas   So bad witches are greedy. True enough. And maybe the good witches are a bit more perceptive? And […]

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January 2nd, 2014 by Wanda

Crocodile Tears: A New Game for Second Wives

One of my earlier posts (“The End of Alimony”) referenced an article in Time Magazine concerning the growth of a movement in the United States to revisit alimony laws which put ex-husbands at a financial disadvantage. The burden of paying alimony to an ex-wife can be too great or for too long. So-called second wives […]

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July 29th, 2013 by Wanda