Camille Grammer's Total Spousal Support Is Totally Insane

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Camille GrammerThe divorce between Real Housewives star Camille Grammer and her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer just keeps getting uglier. The latest news is that they are fighting over who gets to live in one of their amazing mansions they previously had on the market. Somehow, in the midst of this fight, it was revealed that Camille gets $41,000 a month in spousal and child support from Kelsey. Does that seem excessive to anyone else?

I love Camille and I know that she sacrificed a lot to be the mother of Kelsey's children and that he left her high and dry. Or, um, at least that's the way Real Housewives shows it. But still. That is WAY more money than any one person -- even one person with two kids -- really needs. It's excessive and it makes women look bad.

Spousal support shouldn't be a lifelong crutch. It should be something that a woman (or man, I guess) gets for a limited amount of time and it should never, ever be $41,000 a month. Sorry. That's just wrong.

The whole notion that a woman (or man) is entitled to live the same lifestyle they lived BEFORE the divorce is sort of asinine when you really consider it, no? I mean, why? Why should a person live the way they did BEFORE a divorce after a divorce when the only reason they ever had that lifestyle was marriage?

Marriage is a partnership and all women and men sacrifice for that partnership, but it's also vital to maintain some independence. Love and companionship are wonderful. But they aren't guarantees. No one person, man or woman, should rest on their laurels and assume they are taken care of for life. That's not what marriage is about.

We need to move on from this idea of "marrying well" and understand that both women and men are responsible for their own financial health.

If Camille wants to make $41,000 a month (or whatever the spousal support portion of that is), then she really ought to find a way to make that. Sorry, but them's the breaks.

If we are going to call ourselves equal, then we are going to have to take equal responsibility for our financial health and not count on marriage to provide it.

Do you think spousal support makes sense?

 

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Rachel Hinsman Datson

its SPOUSAL and CHILD SUPPORT, children's life styles shouldn't have to change just because daddy has poor pecker control.  

nonmember avatar MammaMel

ACTUALLY that is for spousal AND child support. And it is considered in the best interest of the child that their lifestyle not be changed because their parents divorced. So no, it's not too much. And normally spousal support is for a limited time (or until she gets remarried) for spouses that were supported by the paying spouse, and there are ALOT of factors that go into it, including how much he makes.

OoOJa... OoOJanisOoO

I agree with you on this completly !  I don't think there should be spousal support in most cases and when there is it should only be for a very minimal time.


 

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Wow Bills!I couldn't agree with you more. She cleaned up his financial mess and got him on his feet again. I also hadn't heard of him drinking and drugging when he was with her. Now since he's been with this wife they take their baby to Playboy parties and drive around with their wee one without a car seat. Writer just sounds bitter. Love how people think they have a right to bag on what others have or spend when it isn't theirs. Maybe someone doesn't like how writer gets her money or how she spends it ,but guess what it's none of our business.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Billsfan is completely correct. 

nonmember avatar cm

YOU ARE SO WRONG. What are you some kind of feminist jerk? He left her for another woman. So she should suffer? I think not.
I hope you don't get paid for articles like this ridiculous crap.

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