Tuesday, August 25, 2009

No Fault Divorce + Permanent Alimony = Retirement Plan!

When you combine “No Fault Divorce” with “Permanent Alimony", you have created a Retirement “Plan” for thousands of unscrupulous individuals. Marry the rich or potentially rich, stick it out but live your own lifestyle, encourage your spouse to continue to do well, and when your time is up, divorce and get your monthly paycheck for life! Both men and women are using this devious Retirement “Plan.” It’s Wrong! Florida Statute 61.08 must be revised.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Open Letter To Your State Representataive

Dear Representative ________,

There is a real issue that needs and deserves your attention. It may even affect you someday.

It's active in almost every state. Texas has stopped it, but for states like Florida and

Massachusetts, it continues to grow, killing hard working people in the process.

The Issue is “Permanent” Alimony. Help and Support your ex-spouse...Yes. But not pay with a life sentence.

Here’s why:

There are men and women who have worked hard to make our country it what it is, in spite of our temporary current economic situation. They’ve sacrificed and put in tremendously hard work making products, providing services, transportation, medical, food service, public service and much more. They also contributed financially to their own marriage. This is Spouse “A”.

There are other people who chose a different path. It could be raising children, or finding someone to marry who would take care of them, or even a combination. There is no question that Raising a family is an extremely important and difficult job! It’s a part of the core of our country, and this core structure is falling apart. We need parents raising their family, even if in different homes. Plenty of spouses (Spouse “A”) would love to share raising a family with Spouse “B,” but it’s very difficult with the courts as they are. Custody and raising children is not the point of this letter, but it is related. Careers and education are readily available for both A and B, if either choose to have them. That is the function of “Rehabilitative Alimony.”

For Spouse “A” to have to pay a lifetime of “permanent alimony” to Spouse “B” because Spouse “A” has produced the majority income for the first 15-17 or more years of marriage is wrong. Maybe Spouse “B” was encouraged to get a career or employment, but chose not to. This should not enslave Spouse “A” to a lifetime of alimony payments, a financial drain that is truly a chain.

Many times Spouse “A” didn’t even want the Divorce! Florida is a “No-Fault” Divorce state. There need be no reason, other than “My marriage won’t work.” Spouse “B” can file for divorce at any time. Now Spouse “A” is forced into the Divorce Court System. As the one who has earned the income to this point, Spouse “A” has also entered the “pay for everything” phase, where Spouse “A” pays for all attorneys, all appraisals, living, transportation, and medical expenses, and more. Remember, Spouse “A” didn’t know about, or want, a divorce. It was forced upon them. Is that fair?

Permanent Alimony must stop. It’s Completely Against What We Believe as Americans! It’s Hurting Our Country. Penalizing people for hard work and rewarding others for lack of effort is not what America was founded on.

There is no motivation for Spouse “B” to ever seek employment, marriage, or take any action that would jeopardize Spouse “A’s” alimony payment. Losing that would mean learning a skill and becoming employed, or find some other “spouse” that would take care of them.

This does not include Child Support. The spouse with the children most of the time still needs financial help with raising “our” children. We believe in Child Support.

States like Texas have rewritten their laws to limit alimony to Three Years. After that time, a person should be able to support themselves. Of course, a persons physical disabilities need additional consideration, but healthy people (Spouse “B”) should not be rewarded with “permanent alimony” and not contributing to their own future, nor the “payor” (Spouse “A”) be penalized for working. Someone had to do work!

Some people truly were blind-sided with their own divorce and need some assistance to help them get on with their lives. Three years is plenty of time, if they want to get on with their life. It can be a rejuvenating opportunity, a blessing in disguise! It could be doing something they’ve always wanted to do or having a new career. They can “grow” from this experience. Removing this permanent alimony crutch can help them to grow. They now have permission.

Some other people are using marriage as a form of “Retirement Plan” with the full intention of getting a divorce and a paycheck every month, after 15-17 or more years of marriage. This is wrong and should be stopped. They have everything to gain by waiting out the marriage for 17 years, guaranteed by law! There are people who know how to play the “Retirement Plan” game, and are teaching others. It’s spreading!

Please, let us do whatever research you need, for you to help change our laws to stop penalizing hard working people. The laws are outdated, made at a time the divorce rate was 10%, and the workforce was male dominated. Now, the divorce rate is 50% for first marriages and over 60% for second marriages. According to The United States Department of Labor, “Women accounted for 51 percent of all workers in the high-paying management, professional, and related occupations.” 59.5 percent of our labor force is women. Today, both sexes have multitude career options, thanks to wise changes made in our laws.

The wounds of divorce will never heal, when reopened every month when you pay, or even receive, an alimony check. It’s time to bring these laws up to 2009, where the people of today live.

What do you need? Who can we contact? How can we Help? We represent thousands of the people you represent.

Thank You for Your Time.


An Employed, Working, Voter

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Alimony: The Predictable Lottery

Think your marriage is safe?

Check out this Video and see the "Temptations" your spouse has.

It's happening every day in every state. Will You Be Next?

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They win, no matter what you lose!

Alimony Laws Need Changing

You're At Risk! Open Your Eyes!! It's an Epidemic!!!

I think my ex-spouse, like many others, planned their work and worked their plan. Their reward is a lifetime without any financial worry without any work. Every person married who is producing an income is at risk. Once your marriage has lasted 15 - 17 years, the non-income producing spouse enters the "Golden Opportunity" phase. They can, at any time and with no reason, divorce their income producing spouse and the laws and "Divorce Industry Attorneys" will make sure they are provided for. Not just long enough to get an education, a career, employment, or become self-sufficient, but for the rest of their lives.

I don't know what state you're from, but I'm in Florida. With $10,000 a month permanent alimony to someone who has lived a wonderful lifestyle without the efforts of earning a cent. I didn't believe our state supported slavery. It does. Please read more to learn why we have Slavery in Florida.

If you are an income-producing spouse, someone needs to shake you up. This is real. There need be no reason for the divorce. You don't have to cheat, abuse, or use drugs. You can be faithful, loving, good to your kids, pets, work around the house, help with the chores, go to church, attend and enjoy family events, support your spouse in their hobbies, and be the best spouse and parent you know how to be. It doesn't matter. If you're making money and your spouse isn't, they will be entitled to a lifetime of you supporting them if they want. The power lies in their hands and the current laws. They can divorce you with no reason, force you to pay them lifetime permanent alimony, begin life with another partner (without getting married), and you're left wondering what just happened. You have just become a slave of the state.

This is becoming a new retirement plan. If a person marries an income-producer at age 25, they can stay married until their early to mid 40's, then receive a lifetime retirement, permanent alimony settlement. They may have never supported you, your education, your tireless efforts at your business, or the late nights and weekends you spent making your business successful. In fact, they may have encouraged you to spend more time in your business. The more successful you are, the more they can collect in their "retirement plan." Think this isn't happening routinely? It is!

Maybe the marriage started off with the right intentions. You both did love each other. But as time went on, your lives seemed to take different paths. You fell into a routine. It wasn't what you truly wanted in your marriage, but it was okay. Then your spouse started talking with friends and realized the "Golden Opportunity." One phone call to a "Divorce Industry Attorney" and your life is changed forever. You now become financially responsible for your new ex-spouse for the rest of their life.

What did you do wrong? You worked. You had a job. You were employed. You produced an income. You provided for your family. You even loved your family. You did everything you thought was right.

According to our laws, you did everything wrong! You shouldn't have shown initiative or commitment. You shouldn't have put in the overtime or made the extra effort. By doing this, you demonstrated that you "could" do it, therefore you "must" do it to support your spouse who "wouldn't" or "didn't want to" do it. The laws are on their side. The "Divorce Industry Attorneys" are on their side. And you're left, chained to your job, with few alternatives.

What are your choices?
1. Pay until you die.
2. Pay until your ex-spouse dies.
3. Try to get a modification of alimony. That takes thousands and thousands of dollars, with very little chance of significant modification.
4. Move to another country and try to hide.
5. Commit Suicide.

6. Go to Jail
7. Try to change the laws.

Personally, the only acceptable choice for me is #7. Change the laws.

If you're married and produce an income, this should scare the life out of you. You're not just a spouse, you're a target. Your spouse might not seem like the kind of person to do this to you. That's what I thought. That's what thousands and thousands of hard working spouses thought. All it takes is the right conversation with the wrong person, and your spouse could end up living a pretty darn nice lifestyle, enjoying new people, places, hobbies, and lifestyle, and you'll be paying for everything. Think it won't happen to you? You're wrong! You truly don't know!! The one disagreement you may have with your spouse may be the one to make them pick up a phone and call a "Divorce Industry Attorney." These attorneys will explain to them just how lucky they are. You will have to pay for your own attorney, your spouses attorney, all of the property appraisals, any court costs, plus permanent, lifetime alimony, and there's nothing you can do to stop it. You're screwed!

I hope this shakes you up. It should. With over 50% of first marriages and 60% of second marriages ending in divorce, the chances are pretty good you'll be facing the reality of our out-dated, biased, unfair alimony laws at some time. Maybe you'll start hiding money in a separate account now. They'll find it. The better response is to get involved in changing these laws that encourage people to take from the hard-working spouses and give to the lazy ones. It doesn't matter of you're a man or a woman. If you're producing the majority income in your marriage, you're the target.

How do you get involved. First, go to http://www.alimonyreform.org and get educated. Then contact your newspapers, radio, tv, magazines, or any other media that can get the message out that you and other working spouses are in danger. Social Media like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, or YouTube are also great avenues for getting the word out. Contact your state Senators and Representatives and educate them to the injustice of the current laws. They are receiving tons of support from the "Divorce Industry Attorneys" to keep things as they are. It's an uphill battle, but states like Texas have changed their laws. It's possible, and it's gaining momentum, but it takes people like you to join the battle to save what you've earned.

If you want to go through the rest of your life sleeping with one eye open, hoping that this will never happen to you, then do nothing. But your stomach will be churning. Now you know the reality of alimony. You know that you can do everything right, but end up paying for the rest of your life. Get pro-active. You're pro-active in your job. Now get this way to help save what you've been working so hard for. Otherwise, you will have put in those long hours, sleepless nights, missed weekends and vacations only to give it all away. Changing the laws will be your insurance policy to help you keep what you've worked so hard for. And isn't that fair?

Yes, we need to help our ex-spouse get on their feet. We need to help them get an education, get employment and become a productive member of our society. But we don't need to support them in the lifestyle they have become accustomed to for the rest of their life. It should only take 2-3 years for someone to become self-sufficient, if they want to. If there is no incentive, they will always need your money. Yes, we need to provide Child Support, but wouldn't it make sense of there was some accountability for where that money goes?

So what are you going to do?

Toss this aside, hoping it will never happen to you?
Let someone else change the laws?
Sit quietly, hoping your spouse doesn't know of her "Golden Opportunity," yet? (It's only a matter of time before your spouse learns this retirement strategy.)
Or get madder than hell, and want to join the movement to change these outdated, destructive laws?

I hope you can get as passionate about saving what you've earned as you did in earning it. Now, it's your turn to take action! http://www.alimonyreform.org Click here for an education!

Please pass this on to as many people as you possibly can. Put it on FaceBook, Twitter, mail it to all your contacts, get the word out. It's YOUR FUTURE!