[quote]"All I know is if my wife ever steps out of line, she'll be paying me to ride the Alimony Pony."
I never knew your wife made so much more than you. [/quote]
What would be my incentive to marry someone with no educational and occupational ambition? When we married the gap was @ 20k. Getting her to leave her current company for a year, then return though allowed her to get around her positional salary ceiling, and move to a higher position and about a 25% salary jump. It's still basically the same job, but a higher title and a higher pay scale. Now since, according to Susan, I sacrificed so much over this timeframe, and was at least 50% instrumental in her salary jumping up so much (you know, by virtue of just being married) It is common knowledge that I should be adequately compensated for my massive sacrifice to my own career (which as far as I know has also progressed from RN1 to RN4 and a Masters in Nursing Administration)Now, as Susan has told us, spouses could never have achieved success without the other partner hosting dinners for them, picking up their laundry, watching kids, mowing the lawn, getting stamps etc...you know all those tasks that contributed to the progressive success of the partner. So, if a divorce was to occur, using the Susan school of Alimony Procurement Plan, I just need to say, Hey Judge, My salary is this (even though I could easily live nicely on what I make, in addition to the interest I generate annually from my non marital assets) and my wife's is this. I think according to the law, I'm entitled to a portion of the income differential so my SOL doesn't drop too much. Of course the Judge should see how much my contribution to my wife's career is, and I'll get a nice alimony check for life since we've been married 10+ years.