Originally Posted by aja8888
However, you must pay that for the length of her life unless she remarries. BTW, his wife has not remarried in the 20 years they have been divorced so he has paid a ton (but it is still a tax deduction). This goes on even after the children are adults.
I would NEVER get married without a prenup for exactly those kind of reasons. Once the relationship is over, I would refuse to support another adult who's perfectly capable of supporting themselves.
If some court told me I had to support an ex for the rest of their life, I'd liquidate every asset I had, go underground, and get a new identity (and no, I'm not joking).