You're forgiven. As you perhaps suspect, Bali feels (correctly or incorrectly), that alimony in this day and age is a form of punishment except in the old time marriages which are becoming more and more a thing of the past. Yet the system has the discretion to apply the law as it chooses. In many cases the court awards alimony for the wrong reason.Sigh. I know. I was clarifying, because...well... let's face it, Bali rarely, RARELY comes out with a pro-alimony post.
In this day and age with laws on the books that forces employers to hire a woman over a man, there is no reason to award alimony except as a punishment for a proven wrong doing on behalf of the payor.