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  •  The (formerly) non-working spouse... (1+ / 0-)
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    meatballs

    ...is entitled to reasonable transition payments and child support, but not endless.

    At some point, you know, it's important to develop marketable work skills no matter who you are. Getting married is not a ticket to live a particular lifestyle forever. The only sure thing (as sure as it can be in today's economy) is to develop your own skills so that you don't need someone else.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 09:27:12 AM PST

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    •  Marriage is about a FAMILY, a team, that (1+ / 0-)
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      supports each other in what is best for the Family. Women most often sacrifice career to be home, which they both consider best for the TEAM.

      I just interviewed with an older man who said he "convinced his wife to retire." She was a party planner and NOT old. So, they divorce. He is responsible for her lack of business to go back to.

      •  It's the libertarian version of marriage (1+ / 0-)
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        What's fair to property owners trumps what's fair to people every time.

        •  Devious immoral people (0+ / 0-)

          Should get their just due.  Unfortunately, it doesn't happen that way.

          Often, the people who do the underhanded nasty stuff come away in better positions.

          The way I look at it is, the only thing you can do is continually take the high road.  In the end, you'll be the one who sleeps at night and lives without regrets.

          The world is full of injustices - especially in family court - all you can do is control yourself - so you should do that the best way you can.

          Are there no prisons? No workhouses?

          by meatballs on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 01:26:50 PM PST

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    •  So you are saying (0+ / 0-)

      that she should abandon the kids (or even the idea of having kids) and the household in order to advance her career, even though they both agreed that she would stay at home to take care of them?

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