DadsDivorce LIVE: Reforming Permanent Alimony Laws

In theory, the purpose of alimony should be rehabilitative in that it supports the lower-earning spouse for a length of time so they can gain the required skills and education to become financially independent.

Permanent alimony, however, can be crippling to the payor as they are required to support their ex-spouse for the rest of their life even though only one side is contributing to the arrangement.

South Carolina is one of the few remaining states that still allows permanent spousal support. But there is a strong push to reform those laws and several spousal maintenance bills are currently being considered. Wyman Oxner founded South Carolina Alimony Reform, a group that has grown to more than 200 members and is active in lobbying lawmakers to reform the state’s alimony laws. He recently joined DadsDivorce LIVE to discuss the issues that arise when courts award permanent alimony and what changes he thinks need to be made to South Carolina’s alimony statutes.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

One comment on “DadsDivorce LIVE: Reforming Permanent Alimony Laws

    What can I do to help support the sc alimony law reform in SC….I feel like there is something I can do to help because I know a lot of people who think the current law is wrong…I am not paying alimony and never have…but I feel like there is something I can do to help…please let me know.

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