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The Marriage Buyout The Troubled Trajectory of U

Author: Cynthia Lee Starnes
Publisher: New York NYU Press 2014
Series: Families, Law, and Society
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From divorce court to popular culture, alimony is a dirty word. Unpopular and rarely ordered, the awards are frequently inconsistent and unpredictable. The institution itself is often viewed as an historical relic that harkens back to a gendered past in which women lacked the economic independence to free themselves from economic support by their spouses. In short, critics of alimony claim it has no place in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Lee Starnes
ISBN: 9780814708248 0814708242 9780814708477 0814708471
OCLC Number: 879172179
Description: 1 online resource (236 Seiten)
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: Families, Law, and Society

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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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"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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