Just like 14 years old is the magic number to effect a change in custody, because children can say they wish to live with the other parent, so goes the number 10. 10 years being the magic number to receive life time spousal support. Which may explain why some spouses “hold on” until they reach the 10 year mark. Just ask Kobe Bryant’s wife, why she waited….
In speaking to several attorneys one of them said, that only recently one of their clients was attending their 10 year anniversary dinner with their spouse when they were served their divorce papers.
The story is not exclusive to just one attorney and one case in California. But occurs frequently across the country in many states that have similar laws, celebrities and non celebrities alike.
While some states have or are starting to explore a change in state laws regarding child support and alimony most states have not made any changes or even begun the conversation. So what is your opinion?
Is the issue of life time spousal support appropriate for ten years of marriage or should support be tied to number of years married up to or until 20 or 25 years of marriage and age?
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