Divorced in 2005 and ordered to pay $60,000 a year in permanent alimony ($30 k) and child support ($30k) with income of $160,000 for a marriage of 13 years. Some 12+ years later with all kids emancipated, I am still stuck paying permanent alimony of $21,500 per year on income of $50,000 per year. Ex wife lives in comfortable 4 bedroom home by herself and has only worked part time for the last 12 years. Ex wife was imputed income several years ago but Judge refused to decrease alimony payment. Ex wife’s lawyer use to clerk for the Chief Judge of our small county and consistently has received favorable rulings from another Judge in the same county. Many other examples of bias rulings from the Judge on parenting time and custody of our children including ignoring the original parenting consultants recommendation of 50/50 parenting time. Judicial discretion is the biggest farce within Minnesota’s family court system. Ex wife continues to refuse to help our children with money for college and will never remarry or cohabitate.
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