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

Starnes, Cynthia, author
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  • Creator Cynthia Lee Starnes
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
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  • Physical Details
    • x, 225 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0814708242, 9780814708248
  • OCLC ocn863200904

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-216) and index.

Contents

  • Who cares about alimony? -- Alimony's heritage : the helpless, the blameless, and the clean-break losers -- Alimony and mother myths -- The contemporary state of alimony -- Alimony in context : a comparative perspective -- Reasons matter : alimony, intuition, and the remarriage-termination rule -- The search for a contemporary rationale -- A marital partnership model : alimony as buyout -- Beyond alimony : lovers, parents, and partners -- Conclusion