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  •  How are the wages not forcibly extracted? (1+ / 0-)
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    Child support is one thing - but alimony? That's a social endorsement of parasitism.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 07:22:35 AM PST

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    •  Ah, yes (2+ / 0-)
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      "Parasitism". I forgot that one.  Yet another right-wing meme.

      Yes, indeed. Toss her aside. The fact that she may have only 1/10th or 1/100th the earning power thanks to her years of devoted unpaid labor are immaterial when you want to keep all your bling to yourself. Just make sure the next one signs a pre-nuptial agreement so you can abandon that one more easily.

      Unfortunately you can't abandon your kids by getting your wife to sign away their birthright. Too bad the state is letting those little parasites suck you dry so they can live luxuriously on your hard-earned wages at $100 a week.

      •  I don't see how (0+ / 0-)

        Getting half of the marital assets is "un-paid labor"

        Oh and child support and alimony are two separate issues.

        When a man is committed to equally sharing the parenting time - and both former spouses work and make similar incomes - WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HIS CASH?

        Give me a break.  Expenses should be shared and that's it.  

        It's called child support - not ex-wife support.

        Are there no prisons? No workhouses?

        by meatballs on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 11:43:47 AM PST

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        •  When a man is equally committed (1+ / 0-)
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          to sharing parenting time is quite clearly not what we are discussing here. We are talking about a man who advanced in his career because his wife managed his house, family, and obligations full-time. Most of these men did not have time to parent fully, due to the requirements of moving up the ladder of success. They committed themselves to this fully, as did their wives.

          Selling off everything you own to survive on is not nearly as generous an arrangement as you want to believe.

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            The men who are committed parents get screwed royally.  

            What you are talking about is not a real representation of the majority of cases.

            I'm with you - if a man dumps the wife that helped him get to be a big success for a trophy bride - then yeah he should be made to pay - royally - but not for life.

            At some point, the ex-wife is an adult and she should become self-sufficient.

            If the man is THAT wealthy - then the divorce settlement should go a long ways towards setting her up for life anyways - if not - then the child support payments should be hefty enough to keep her and the children from wanting too much.  After they're 18 - she should at least have some sort of path to self-sufficiency.

            Are there no prisons? No workhouses?

            by meatballs on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 01:04:56 PM PST

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