Divorce may not be easy, but it may be the best option for couples who just can't make things work. For some couples that do not have children, after the divorce is finalized, they do not have to speak with each other because there are no further matters to discuss. Many people would look at this as the ideal situation, but when couples have things that still tie them to one another after the marriage has ended, such as spousal support, it may seem like they cannot fully move on.
Actor David Hasselhoff has recently requested that his ex-wife no longer receive spousal support from him. The couple divorced in 2006, and Hasselhoff has reportedly been paying $21,000 a month. Because his income averages a total of $112,000 a month, and his retirement fund is dwindling down, the actor has been said to feel as though he can no longer afford these payments.
Along with Hasselhoff's income, the actor has also alleged that his ex has made little to no effort to get on her feet and produce a monthly income for herself. His ex-wife is also an actor, which is why Hasselhoff feels as though she could bring in her own income if she wanted. Should a judge agree, she may no longer get spousal support from her ex-husband.
Not everyone who feels they deserve spousal support will be awarded it. Even if they are awarded spousal support, it doesn't mean that they will get it for the rest of their life. Ideally, they will be able to get on their feet and support themselves, but this is something that doesn't always happen. Anyone who has questions about spousal support can contact an attorney for assistance.
Source: Business Standard, "David Hasselhoff 'fighting' to protect retirement savings," April 19, 2016