Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Reason To Abolish Alimony

If you will notice the message at the top of the page under the blog title, you will see the following text.

"I believe that the facts of the case emphasize the need for re-examination of the entire concept of alimony and the continuing viability of that concept in contemporary society. Put another way, the question facing the Court is whether a judicially imposed system of involuntary servitude is to be continued wherein one human being is placed in bondage to another for what is effectively the remainder of his natural life." Idaho Supreme Court Justice Shepard in Olsen v. Olsen, 98 Idaho 10 (1976)

You will find it interesting to read the whole case and in particular Idaho Supreme Court Justice Shepard's dissent starting on page 3 where he goes into quite a discourse on the matter of alimony. This case ruling goes back to 1976 and is even more cogent today. And still the courts refuse to acknowledge it.

[Read the case here...]