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Committee kills bill that would have allowed judges to consider fault in awarding alimony

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  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 9:01 p.m.

    Current law allows taking into account fault in determining alimony. This bill will define fault as the state court of appeals asked the legislature to define fault. This does and I will belive it is dead March 14 at Midnight. Until then no bill is truely dead.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 8:43 p.m.

    To bad, I think this is a good idea. If one party acts to ruin the marriage in a egregious manner then that should be taken into account. Why should a woman, or man, who commits adultery and ruins a family then spend the rest of their life getting paid by the spouse they wronged? Seems like simple common sense to me.