Alimony is a legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse after marital separation or divorce. It is almost always the male spouse that is required by law to pay their wife indefinitely. However, there have been a number of gender quality movements in many Western countries that have attempted to abolish the practice, or at the very least ensure that a husband is also entitled to alimony from his wife.
So why exactly should a husband pay his ex-wife for the rest of his life? If they split their current assets down the middle, then shouldn't any future income that the man makes be his own money? Some men are required to pay child support AND alimony which is even more worrying. Finally, there are men paying more in alimony than they actually earn. The stiff and unbending laws actually force them to borrow money just to be able to survive and pay alimony.
There are exceptions to this. For example when one of the spouses has severe health problems from the period of marriage that stops them from being able to work. But outside of serious health issues, gender equality groups find little reason for a man to pay his ex-wife monthly until the day he dies. A full bodies adult should be able to support themself. The more hard work you put in and success you achieve, the more likely you are to be forced to pay alimony. Alimony in principle appears to be an unfair law that punishes hard work and rewards leeches/parasites.
-Should alimony still exist?