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Female bread-winners call for alimony reform

More and more women, such as Florida jewelry store owner Tarie MacMillan, are beginning to get involved in lobbying efforts to get state legislators to make amendments to laws surrounding alimony. Some states have already made changes to the law, especially for marriages which lasted less than 20 years; however, most states, like Florida, still maintain the same antiquated rules.

Alimony is legally defined as the legal obligation of the higher-earning spouse to provide spousal support or maintenance to the lower-earning one after a divorce. Within the 40 years since the United States Supreme Court ruled that both genders are eligible for alimony payments, even though it is still heavily weighted toward men paying women, the law has been the subject of much controversy.

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Alimony and spousal support in North Carolina

In the case of a contested divorce in North Carolina, a court has the responsibility to decide if a spouse has the right to receive alimony or spousal support or not.

When people get married in North Carolina, as in any state, they are entering into a contract that is presumed to be mutually beneficial. So when both parties agree to terminate the contract, it follows that this is done bearing in mind fairness to both parties involved, without one party bearing the brunt of negative outcomes from the dissolution of the contract.

With this premise in mind, court judges may award alimony to a spouse who is deemed unable to afford the expenses that come with the daily necessities of living after a marriage is over.

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David Guetta and long time partner file for divorce

After being together for more than two decades, D.J. David Guetta and his wife Cathy recently filed for divorce in Paris.

The reason for filing has not been disclosed to the public at this time. The couple was married in 1992 and collaborated on numerous musical and business projects. They have two children.

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