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Old 07-27-2017, 08:10 AM
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Piggy Bank,

I feel your pain as I am in a similar situation.

"in so far as practicable, promote the economic self-sufficiency of each spouse within a reasonable period of time."

The self-sufficiency objective in the Divorce Act is a joke, especially when combined with the "Rule of 65" that says spousal support is "indefinite". Once spousal support exceeds some amount that there is no incentive for the receiving spouse to work, there is no incentive (and no requirement) to become self-sufficient.

It's too late for me, and I imagine for you too, so all I can do is discourage anyone thinking of marriage as much as possible before they fall into the same trap.
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