Alta. court axes spousal pay despite husband's big salary

Jul 17, 2008 Full story: Canada.com 7

An Alberta woman is criticizing a court decision that will allow her ex-husband to stop paying her spousal support - despite the fact he owns an oilfield company and has a yearly salary of more than $130,000. ...

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oilfield employed

Calgary, Canada

#1 Jul 25, 2008
Why should he pay!Time to move on.She needs to quit sponging off of him after all these years and start making it on her own.If it were the other way around do you think he would be able to collect off of her?I don't think so!
paul shykora

Calgary, Canada

#2 Jul 31, 2008
oilfield employed wrote:
Why should he pay!Time to move on.She needs to quit sponging off of him after all these years and start making it on her own.If it were the other way around do you think he would be able to collect off of her?I don't think so!
YES!!!TOTALLY Agree,here,toooo booot!!!!.....eh...
Randy

Houston, TX

#3 Sep 3, 2008
There is no reason to pay spousal support, unless she has a disability preventing her from working. Get off your ass and get a job.
TMC

Red Deer, Canada

#4 Sep 3, 2008
One question boys....should Brittany have to pay Kevin Federline spousal support? You don't know that Womans situation or how he treated her. He might have been a great husband...he might have not. There are allot of variables to weigh...we don't know the details. We should all butt out.
john t

Campbell River, Canada

#5 Sep 16, 2008
If she was at home raising their children/homemaking and not working then she deserves spousal support for a limited time period in order to ready herself for employment.
Cara

Calgary, Canada

#6 Sep 21, 2008
This may be motivational for women - and more empowering in a sense. If you know that you don't have an indefinite, tax free income coming in, then maybe you'll use those 8 years of spousal support to get yourself an education so that you are qualified for a job that can actually support you. It's never too late, with 8 years, you have time to go get a degree in something if you work hard enough.

My parents split, and yes, my mom got spousal support. She felt it should be indefinite, but just because you were home raising kids for 20 years doesn't mean that for the rest of your life he should have to pay to support you when the marriage is over. He even had to pay support when she remarried, which I find incredible! Sorry, you signed up with a new husband, the old one owes you NOTHING at that point.

I agree with this decision.
paul shykora art

Calgary, Canada

#7 Sep 27, 2008
GOOD POINTER's....CARA......GOD Bless...Canadian Thanksgiving.......eh....thank yous'......eh.

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