Wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Maho...

Wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney files for divorce

There are 134 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 20, 2008, titled Wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney files for divorce. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney filed for divorce Monday, a week after Mahoney admitted to "numerous" affairs.

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HAPPY YOM KIPPUR

Boynton Beach, FL

#132 Oct 24, 2008
Another Florida "Blunder Representative"
HAPPY YOM KIPPUR

Boynton Beach, FL

#133 Oct 24, 2008
Desperate wrote:
I am intrigued by this exchange - Court Jester, I wish it were true, that permanent alimony is not the standard, but sadly, my experience tells me otherwise. Married at 21, divorced at 40 and now I am ordered to pay an abled bodied woman who has a nursing degree $26,000. a year for life because she won't work fulltime - doesn't have to; the courts say. She only worked part-time the last few years of the marriage and now I am stuck with supporting her for life. Additionally, she filed for the divorce and is now living with a new boyfriend - but I still have to pay for life - no option to retire - no getting out of jail once I pass go - alimony for life
Sounds like you were set up...
Yard Dart

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#134 Oct 24, 2008
pbw wrote:
I am a nurse and pay 1400 permanent alimony,she lives in a large new home paid for with my money and I live in a studio apt. with our son.
So you are saying that you don't believe in redistribution of wealth?
6 Raider

Boynton Beach, FL

#135 Oct 24, 2008
pbw wrote:
I am a nurse and pay 1400 permanent alimony,she lives in a large new home paid for with my money and I live in a studio apt. with our son.
She left you because you are a male nurse.
Yard Dart

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#136 Oct 24, 2008
6 Raider wrote:
<quoted text>She left you because you are a male nurse.
Gaylord Fokker
Balroggie

UK

#137 Oct 25, 2008
Court Jester wrote:
<quoted text>Now it's over 20 years, the other said 17 and so it goes. Like I said, of the personal divorced people I know, and this is where the husband made considerably more and they were married for a long time, the wives did not get lifetime. One got 5 years, one got enough for her to finish her nursing degree to support herself, etc. All I can say to you is you should have fronted the money and got the best lawyer you could have afforded. It depends on the standard of living, number of children, you can not generalize alimony.
The fact that you are ignorant and do not know of anyone does not mean that it isn't fact. I personally don't know anyone who died of the black plague in Europe but I am not stupid enough to doubt that it happened. I also didn't know anyone who died in the last 10 major Earthquakes but I *do* accept that these are devastating and probably killed millions. I am sorry that you haven't been in court, everyday, for the last 20 years, seeing this play out again and again and again. I am sorry you also ignore the 500,000 plus individual who have been rotting in jails because they got sick, injured, or lost their jobs and had to choose between paying "child support and alimony" or eating. It is very easy to sit on your high horse and pontificate without any knowledge (and you've been doing a great job of this by the way) but it only shows you to be an ignoramus. They have no bread so "Let them eat cake" you say?
Walk in MY shoes Jester

Redmond, WA

#138 Oct 25, 2008
Let's see how YOU feel after YOU, or your son or daughter are enslaved by some judgement and your/their ex-spouse, and can't afford to keep the standard of living YOU worked to enjoy, much less the other spouse (usually a deadbeat ex-wife - gawd that phrase is nasty isn't it?
You said "You should have fronted the money and got te best lawyer.." No - we shouldn't have to spend what little we have left on a lawyer. The laws need to be changed to limit amount and duration of alimony. Period.
"Depends on the standard of living" oh really? why? the deadbeat ex wife doesn't reciprocate and guarantee HER ex spouse the same standard of living, no matter what. Why should HERS be guaranteed? SHe is nothing special, just an adult who should be taking care of her own self, and that SHOULD BE PUBLIC POLICY.
DO YOU pay someone permanently Court Jester? If I had any money left, I'd bet not
truth sayer

Boca Raton, FL

#139 Oct 27, 2008
Court Jester wrote:
<quoted text>Now it's over 20 years, the other said 17 and so it goes. Like I said, of the personal divorced people I know, and this is where the husband made considerably more and they were married for a long time, the wives did not get lifetime. One got 5 years, one got enough for her to finish her nursing degree to support herself, etc. All I can say to you is you should have fronted the money and got the best lawyer you could have afforded. It depends on the standard of living, number of children, you can not generalize alimony.
Pretty funny how you disappear Jester when about a dozen people tell you you are wrong with their own history of getting screwed with permanent alimony. You obviously can't handle the truth!
Newife

Miami, FL

#140 Oct 27, 2008
Court Jester wrote:
<quoted text>Very few receive permanent alimony regardless of the length of marriage. If you are able bodied, most judges say get a job, sell the house, what ever it takes. The judges have been playing real hard ball for a while now.
In what planet???? Oviously you are not a man. You need to get more educated regarding this topic, even better you need to experience it for yourself and see how it feels to be a slave for live to your ex wife, then try to change this through the courts only to be told you need to get as many jobs as it takes to pay her alimoney and if not, go to jail.

Try it, then talk!
Newife

Piane Crati, Italy

#141 Oct 27, 2008
In what planet????? Oviously you are not a man. You need to get more educated regarding this topic; even better you need to experience it for yourself and see how it feels to be a slave for life to your ex-wife, then try to change this through the courts only to be told you need to be as many jobs as it takes to pay her alinoney and if not go to jail.

Try it, then talk!!!
truth sayer

Boca Raton, FL

#142 Oct 31, 2008
Court Jester wrote:
<quoted text>Now it's over 20 years, the other said 17 and so it goes. Like I said, of the personal divorced people I know, and this is where the husband made considerably more and they were married for a long time, the wives did not get lifetime. One got 5 years, one got enough for her to finish her nursing degree to support herself, etc. All I can say to you is you should have fronted the money and got the best lawyer you could have afforded. It depends on the standard of living, number of children, you can not generalize alimony.
Still missing in action Court Jester. There have been men and women posting shedding the light on permanent alimony, yet you run and hide when you find out about the truth.
YOMAMA

Voorhees, NJ

#143 Oct 31, 2008
WOW! I'm shocked and appalled!....;)
alimony no-fault florida

Palmetto, FL

#144 Nov 23, 2008
My wife left me without saying a word, when I came home from work, she was gone. There were no problems or complaints about anything.(No young children at home) I did not know where she went or that she was involved with another man. She filed for divorce while living with the another man that I had no idea of. She got more then half, also lump sum alimony & permanent alimony taken weekly from my paycheck. She gets more of my paycheck then I do. I was also ordered to pay all court costs and her attorney fee's. Florida is a no-fault state and I work for a living. I never knew this could happen and how unfair the law is. Nothing matters and I had no say in anything. It takes 2 to get married, but only 1 to get divorce. They have been together for over ten years together and I am still supporting both of them. They live as husband and wife, but will never married because of the alimony. I can never retire.
It looks like the Hulk will be in the same situation.
I thought it was not right when a friend of mine years ago divorced his wife when she lost her job, now I understand why. Anything that deals with fault (cheating etc.) makes no difference. The spouse that makes the most money will pay. I don't pay alimony, they take it. No way to get out of it. Quit work and you still owe it. Have the money and don't pay, you go to jail.
truth sayer

Boca Raton, FL

#145 Nov 24, 2008
and court jester is still no where to be found. The truth hurts

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