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vetran
12th June 2015, 09:21
The divorce from hell, the battle for alimony and emptied pockets | Tampa Bay Times (http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/the-divorce-from-hell-the-battle-for-alimony-and-emptied-pockets/2112875?utm_source=Senate+Floor+Vote+Today&utm_campaign=Alan%27s+Comments+3-31-13&utm_medium=email)

painful reading.

FatLazyContractor
12th June 2015, 09:31
TL;DR

I however get the emotion.

BrilloPad
12th June 2015, 09:33
Plenty of similar examples in the UK. The issue starts with this statement :-

"he thought of divorce court as a place where grievances were smoothed over and order restored"

In fact calling in divorce lawyers is like calling the fire brigade. To find they pour napalm on the fire...

FatLazyContractor
12th June 2015, 09:34
Countdown for GlenW's post :D

GlenW
12th June 2015, 09:50
Countdown for GlenW's post :D
I was just lucky compared to that poor sod.

SimonMac
12th June 2015, 09:52
TL;DR

I however get the emotion.

The lawyer won!

Dallas
12th June 2015, 09:56
The lawyers always win and are the only winners, took my parents a decade to slug it out, empty the coffers and ruin each other.
Then they both married rich people.

vetran
12th June 2015, 11:05
Florida legislators are considering a similar bill (SB 718) that would do away with permanent alimony. If it passes, the amount and duration of an alimony award could be determined by the length of the marriage and the paying spouse's income. For example, a court might award a wife in a 26-year marriage a maximum of 13 years of alimony with the amount not to exceed 33 percent of the husband's gross income. The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar opposes the measure because it might have serious financial consequences for nonworking spouses in long-term relationships and because it could also flood the courts with alimony payers attempting to get out of obligations.

did quite like this, seemed sensible.