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The Marriage BuyoutThe Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law$
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Cynthia Lee Starnes

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780814708248

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.001.0001

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Alimony in Context

Alimony in Context

A Comparative Perspective

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(p.92) 5 Alimony in Context
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The Marriage Buyout
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Cynthia Lee Starnes

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0006

Alimony law draws on the culture it serves. Its role in any particular place is thus part of a larger picture of cultural views of the meaning and duration of intimate commitment and of individual versus community responsibility for dependency. A glimpse of alimony in other countries can broaden our perspectives of possibilities for alimony in the United States and enrich any discussion of alimony reform. This chapter takes a brief look at the law of alimony in a few select countries (Ireland, Malaysia, Russia, Samoa) and at the Principles of European Family Law regarding Divorce and Maintenance between Former Spouses. It then takes a more extensive look at the fascinating evolution of alimony law in Canada, culminating in the adoption of national alimony guidelines.

Keywords:   alimony law, divorce, Canada, Canadian law, former spouses, Ireland, Malaysia, Russia, Samoa

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