Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Transsexuals to continue to get alimony?

This is one of those bazaar, yet totally legitimate and real, cases that nobody thought of 10, maybe even 5, years ago -- if a man and woman divorce, and the man agrees (or is legally compelled) to pay alimony to his ex-spouse, and the ex-spouse turns into a man, can the ex-husband quit paying? After all, he married a woman, agreed to pay alimony to a woman, and now there's no woman.

How does this affect other legal arrangements? 1/2 of the transacting parties no longer technically exists, do they? Or do they?