My divorce is still proceeding. How can at age 45 for a 17 year marriage any party seeking spousal maintenance claim they want 50% of a payors Net Income for Life? Unfortunately this is what happens when there are no guidelines from the Minnesota legislature.
Individuals seeking a fair and equitable resolution to their marriage are left doing the work that should be done by their representatives at their own expense. If a marriage is indeed a contract between three parties [ two individuals and the State of Minnesota ], where then lyes the State of Minnesota’s Responsibility in making sure both parties end their partnership and continue their own lives? Does the State of Minnesota have a responsibility in ensuring that all of its citizens are Net contributors to the State, and not Net consumers? What does permanent alimony of 50% of someone’s net income say about the State? What message does the State send to its younger generation of girls and boys? What message does the state of Minnesota send to older generations of Citizens who have fought for education for all, equal rights, and opportunities for all?