Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Broken System

The system is broken and needs to be fixed. The way the alimony laws with lifetime payment provisions are being applied by judges is destroying the fabric of the family structure in our society. The rationales for the present laws are gone and they need to be abolished.

These articles are typical of how a law that once may have served a purpose has gone awry:
The Politics of Family Destruction
Daytona Friends Jailing

This is a great American tragedy that exists in the US and yet goes almost totally unreported by and large. Recently, people and governments rallied around one person’s rights, in the Terri Schaivo case, in sympathy and in support of violating the “Right to Privacy” Constitutional guarantee of family decisions by the husband. Yet the courts have held that the government couldn’t intrude upon those “Rights to Privacy” in family decisions. In millions of divorces, the government legal system invades these same “Rights to Privacy” where the burden of lifetime alimony, in cases where there is no “compelling state interest, minimally applied,” is placed on the spouse.

INTERESTING READING
* Insight into the judiciary by Chief Justice John F. Malloy. The Fraternity: Lawyers and Judges in Collusion

* An example of what can go on in family courts. Bill of Address Seeks to Remove Controversial Chief Justice Margaret Marshall.* Virginia Declares War on Deadbroke Dads – Mislabeled Deadbeat Dads are under the gun again.

LEGAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH CORNER
* LexisNexis – Zimmerman Guide for backgrounds involving different cases.

CASE LAW USED IN SUPPORT OF ABOLISHING ALIMONY
* Read this recent ruling by the Florida 4th District Court of Appeals with Chief Judge J.C. Farmer concurring specially. It shows the court's attitude towards permanent alimony.

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