Alimony is a type of obligated spousal support that is established by law in many countries and is based on the premise that both spouses have an absolute obligation to support each other during the marriage (or civil union) unless they are legally separated. In some instances the obligation to support may continue after separation.
Alimony — the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
A Book of Burlesques by H.L. Mencken
Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.
New York American by Arthur Baer
Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.