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Discussion in 'Alimony & Spousal Support' started by guestposter, Aug 28, 2012.

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  1. guestposter

    guestposter Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Does it work both ways? How long did you need to be married?
     
  2. Proserpina

    Proserpina Moderator

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    You've given us no information to work with.

    So let's start with the basics:

    How long have your been married?

    How much do you earn? How much does the spouse earn?
     
  3. legalguy80

    legalguy80 Banned

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    The theory behind "all-a-money" is, in our history the male has earned the larger amount out of the family. So, when the woman was ready to seperate, the male had to support her. I believe that we are barely scratching the surface to reverse this and/or establish a level playing field. There is still a fraction of women who make equal or more than men. Research spousal support case law. See if there is a change in the dynamics of this attitude by the courts.
     
  4. Proserpina

    Proserpina Moderator

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    And this is relevant how?
     
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    It would be illogical for alimony to be paid both ways. Historically a court orders it one way or no way.
     
  6. Proserpina

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    Disagreeable, I think OP is asking, basically, "Can a wife be ordered to pay alimony or is it just the husbands who get stuck with it?".

    ;)
     
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    It is quite common for wife's to be order to pay spousal support most states follow something known as guideline support which takes into account length of marriage, income, debts, etc California using a program called dissomaster. So the short answer to your question is yes wives can be ordered to pay spousal support.
     

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