My former husband was also a victim of Florida's unfair alimony practices. I found him hanging in the garage six years ago. Once again, our District Courts handed out a lifetime sentence of alimony. He wasn't even the one that wanted the divorce. His ex did.
At the time of his death his children were 16 and 14. They have been fatherless for six years now all because of the unfair alimony practices that are affecting thousands of families in this State.
I am now remarried to a wonderful man. He is also in this same predicament. Paying permanent lifetime alimony, plus child support. His credit was destroyed, while his ex's credit became increasingly better because of her "new" yearly salary. She receives over $46,000.00 a year for sitting on her ass.
Our Courts are giving incentives to these receivers of alimony not to work, not to financially support their children, and become non-productive entities in our society. Our Family Court system is broken and is destroying lives, literally. The Court System is extremely bias toward men, and this has to change.