Everyone can agree the tax code needs to be fixed, our health care system needs to get fixed, a good amount of laws need to get fixed, but one thing that needs to be addressed is the amount of ass banging a man takes in a divorce.
Look, I am not perfect, there are reasons that a divorce happens, and every divorce is different as to why things happen and the like. It is part of life, but this is a grey area debate that needs to be addressed. It may not even need to have a judge and divorce attorney’s running around making blood money off of the wreckage of two (possibly more) people’s lives.
A simple arbiter should be able to sit down and hear how the marriage went, then everything that occurred after the decision to divorce was made and all information up to the day the couple go in for a divorce. Ones actions should dictate the outcome. If you pulled some seriously fucked up shit, then you should not get certain benefits. Should one have to pay alimony to support a person that was morally bankrupt during the marriage? Or at the very least the alimony should at the very least be reduced to an amount that reflects that the person getting it did in fact do something that changed the nature of the marriage leading one down the road to divorce.
Child Support is ano brainer. There is already a scale on what child support should be and I fully support that. The child, a huge part of the marriage, should in no way be affected by outcomes. Child support is set up specifically for the child. If one parent feels the other is not using the child support solely for the child, then there are other options available.
After we get our tax system overhauled, our healthcare, and various other little things, we should really look into this as it is up front in my face, but I understand that it is less important than the grander scheme of things.