Unformatted text preview: Can simply file over irreconcilable differences s "Equitable" distribution of resources s Divorce "too easy"? s No-fault Divorce (new system) ○ Divorce • Previously, husbands often paid their wives alimony if he was "guilty" in the marriage ○ The no-fault system makes this much less likely ○ Alimony • Gap between desire and reality - can you recover from decades away from the labor force? s Issue of choice: escaping a bad marriage into worse poverty s Contributing to the feminization of poverty s More difficulty for women to remarry than men s Difficulties ○ Divorce recovery • Marriage and Divorce Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:27 PM Class Notes Page 1...
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- Spring '08
- 30 years, Division of Labor, 80 years, historically negative connotations, party No-fault Divorce