McGreevey to Pay No Alimony in Angry Split

Ex-governor and 'gay American' to give lump sum, child support
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2008 7:19 PM CDT
Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Former New Jersey governor and “gay American” Jim McGreevey will pay no alimony to ex-wife Dina Matos, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. The Episcopal preacher-in-training was ordered to pay about $1,000 per month in child support, and more than $100,000 to Matos. Matos sought $1 million from McGreevey, who claims he makes less than $50,000 a year.

“The McGreeveys clearly had agendas,” the judge said. "Mr. McGreevey's position that he was" out of work contradicted his "attending seminary and pursuing a full-time program. Mrs. McGreevey's... position of an entitlement to an extremely generous standard of living reflected her anger and disappointment as to the end of her marriage."