Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Man must pay alimony to wife despite her domestic partnership

Judge: Domestic partnership doesn't stop wife's alimony / Man ordered to continue alimony even if wife uses other woman's name / Ex-husband plans to appeal

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A judge has ordered a man to continue paying alimony to his ex-wife -- even though she's in a registered domestic partnership with another woman and even uses the other woman's last name.

California marriage laws say alimony ends when a former spouse remarries, and Ron Garber thought that meant he was off the hook when he learned his ex-wife had registered her new relationship under the state's domestic partnership law.

An Orange County judge didn't see it that way.

The judge ruled that a registered partnership is cohabitation, not marriage, and that Garber must keep writing the checks, $1,250 a month, to his ex-wife, Melinda Kirkwood. Garber plans to appeal.


Ok, bitches. Now you get what us Gay activists have been saying, and now you get to feel it in your wallets.

Don't want us to marry? Don't want us to receive the legal status as a married couple? Then guess what? When you divorce because your wife comes out of the closet, and she finds her life partner, you STILL get to pay her alimony - because cohabitation and marriage are two different things.

Especially when you signed your divorce decree WITH the alimony stipulation even after you knew she was living with another woman.


You don't get it both ways.

As more and more heterosexual men get hit with this exact same circumstance, I'll be proponents of gay marriage will increase.


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