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Friday, March 28, 2014

Pay no alimony = lose your driving licence

Yesterday, we heard in the news that our government plans to punish men who don't pay alimony to their ex-wife shall run a risk of losing their driving licence.

Much too many men don't pay as they should. Some women get into monetary difficulties because of that, especially when they don't have a job.

Personally, I think it's crazy to threaten to take away the driving licence. There are other ways to ensure someone pays.

And you can also wonder why some men don't pay. Most of them have had a very bad divorce and are not allowed to see their children - but still they must pay. I can imagine some of them stop the payments because of that.

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you; that measure might be a little too harsh. And yes, some men have difficulties paying alimony for various reasons, but a bad custody-agreement seems to be the top reason. In the long run, I think updating some laws may benefit all aggrieved parties. But I still think that fixing the problem from the root cause, the divorce itself, should be the primary focus for a solution.

    Christine @ West Green Family Law