Keep Your Feet Away from Your Mouth

Marysol Patton, star of The Real Housewives of Miami, blames her divorce from her husband of 2 years on herself in the September 24, 2012 issue of US magazine. “I put work before him,” she said. This candid and public acknowledgement of her fault in the breakup would not serve her well in a Louisiana court. Permanent spousal support may be awarded to the person who was not at fault in the break up of the marriage depending upon the parties’ finances. Admitting that you were at fault jeopardizes your chance of receiving and increases your chance of paying alimony. Before you confess your role in a separation to friends or family, discuss the situation with a lawyer.