Kids, Custody, and Alimony

Author(s)

Emily Chuun

Details

Faculty editor: Paul Horton
Publication: Contemporary Legal Issues
Volume: 22
Issue:
Start Page: 280
Month: December
Year: 2015
Type: Article

Abstract

The strides made by women toward social and legal equality have impacted not only marriage and family, but also the legal treatment of divorce and the awarding of alimony. So far as economics are concerned, the projects of no-fault divorce emphasize the division of the marital assets “to enable each spouse to go his or her separate way,” with alimony meant to provide supplementary, temporary, rehabilitative assistance. Up to a point.