Roundup: Pay spousal support to rapist? Alaska gov sends Cabinet across state for family violence awareness; Montana child-trauma hearing wrap-up

THAT’S WHAT California law can require now. And that’s why a woman who  experienced a sexual assault by her husband and then divorced him went to the state Capitol in Sacramento to lobby for a change. News10.net did a nice job as did the Sacramento Bee covering this issue. In a nutshell, a woman whose ex-husband is serving 6 years for sexually assaulting her was ordered by a judge to pay $1,000 a month spousal support and his legal fees. Her ex received 4 months of payments before going to jail, and can ask the payments be reinstated once he’s out.

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