The South Carolina divorced don’t need to stay with the “demise sentence” of alimony

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – South Carolina divorced people have left their ex-spouses to write checks for the rest of their lives and want to end that permanent livelihood – what they call life imprisonment.

A situation that many find themselves in: forced to pay into their golden years, even after remarrying and moving to the new family – and they want the state law to change.

Maintenance reformers – or the divorced in South Carolina – have been no strangers to this statehouse compound in recent years. You’re still trying to finish the permanent maintenance. They say it criminalizes divorce and imposes a life sentence in the form of mandatory high payments to the ex-spouse.

You may have noticed billboards on the South Carolina highways preaching their message. Divorce lawyers say child support can range from $ 25 or $ 50 a month to $ 39,000 a month – and if a judge grants permanent child support, it doesn’t end until death or until the recipient of the payment remarries.

Wyman Oxner, who founded the SC Alimony Reform group, says this retires members of his group, even imprisoning people when they are unable to physically work and therefore cannot afford the payments.

“The maintenance laws are designed in such a way that one injures oneself and cannot work or becomes too weak to work [and] If you can’t keep up, that’s your problem and you will go to jail, “said Oxner not paying.”

A bill in the statehouse would have changed the system by allowing an option for fixed or more limited support and preventing him from diving into retirement income like social security.

But it did not work.

A two-year legislative period ended in May 2018, so the parliamentary group will have to start again from scratch in January. They want to hold a rally here in November.

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