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The marriage buyout : the troubled trajectory of U.S. alimony law

Author: Cynthia Starnes; Project Muse.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From divorce court to popular culture, alimony is a dirty word. In short, critics of alimony claim it has no place in contemporary visions of marriage as a partnership of equals. The author argues  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Starnes; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9780814708477 0814708471 9780814708248 0814708242
OCLC Number: 995314218
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso en línea.)
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Alimony Reflections 1. Who Cares about Alimony? 2. Alimony's Heritage: The Helpless, the Blameless, and the Clean-Break Losers 3. Alimony and Mother Myths Part II. Alimony Mechanics 4. The Contemporary State of Alimony 5. Alimony in Context: A Comparative Perspective Part III. Alimony Theory6. Reasons Matter: Alimony, Intuition, and the Remarriage Termination Rule7. The Search for a Contemporary RationalePart IV: Alimony Reform8. A Marital Partnership Model: Alimony as Buyout9. Beyond Alimony: Lovers, Parents, and PartnersConclusionNotesIndexAbout the Author
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Cynthia Lee Starnes.

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"Professor Starnes rigorously analyzes our outmoded, gender-imbalanced approach to the financial effects of marital, cohabitant and co-parental relationship dissolution. Her devastating analysis Read more...

 
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