Woman Sues Hubby’s Parents for Alimony

A woman in New Jersey is seeking alimony not from her husband (he’s too poor) but from his parents. Here’s a story about it from the New York Post.

Cynthia Idleman and her husband Douglas lived well during their marriage, even after the husband succumbed to a severe liver illness that incapacitated him and forced him to move in with his parents. According to her, her husband always wanted the best and assured her not to worry about the expense. “According to him, we were covered.”

If Idleman succeeds in her quest, she will be creating new law. It’s unprecedented for a divorce court to award alimony to be paid by anyone other than one of the divorcing spouses.