Spousal support or alimony is financial support that a person has to give to his/her spouse, usually after divorce.
Sometimes even the wealth owned is also divided between the separated couples.
Do you think now that so many men and women are capable of being independent and face similar troubles in job market, we need such legal provisions?
One of the reasons behind such provisions is the spouse should be able to continue the same standard/quality of life even after separation or divorce.
Do you think it should also depend upon the fact that who was the guilty party for divorce? And should the quantum be so high as we have seen in the high profile cases?
Most Helpful Girl
It depends. If the primary bread winner cheated or decided to divorce their partner "out of the blue" without any valid reason (and left their spouse in an unstable financial situation), than I could see the purpose behind it. But otherwise, it's just a weapon used to hurt each other where it hurts most; in the bank account.0
Most Helpful Guy
I think it should be for a year to give them a chance to find a job and get settle in and thats it.
The idea that they need to continue to have same quality of life that they had while married when they are separated is fucking ridiculous. A woman shouldn't be able to marry a man who earns more than she does, stay at home and then divorce him and expect to have him continue to provide that same lifestyle for her.0