SC Alimony Reform asks for your support for our four bills, 1087, 1115, 1169, and 1170, that are now on the Senate floor. It is time to update the archaic permanent alimony laws in SC. The current alimony laws are so out of balance that one side (the payee) receives a lifetime income and many times enjoys virtual retirement while the other side (the payer) receives a future lifestyle of hard labor and possible jail time hanging over their head for the rest of their lives if they ever fail to make their alimony payments. Can you imagine having to continue to work into your 70's, 80's, and 90's with no chance to ever retire because you are forced to support another person for life? No one should have to pay another person for the rest of their life simply because their marriage failed. It's not a gender thing...permanent alimony is just wrong. Please contact your Senator and ask for support for these bills. One Senator can block these bills and keep the Senate from voting on them. The only reason for doing that is because they think the bills would receive a majority vote of approval and become law. Every bill should have the right to an up or down vote. When one Senator blocks a bill from being voted on it is like saying " I will take my ball and go home". It is not fair to the citizens of SC to block a bill that has been worked on for long weeks and months just because you can. Let these bills have an up or down vote!!!