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Untying the Knot: Divorce and Annulment

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter tracks the divorce story, from the traditional system of fault-based divorce to the new system of divorce on demand. It also takes a look at annulment and the recent backlash that tries, ... More


Reform Proposals and Alternatives to Marriage

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines a range of proposals for the reform or replacement of marriage. These marriage reform proposals range from increasing the contractual aspects of marriage, to further ... More


“Divorce Is Not the Foe of Marriage”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s public advocacy of liberal and no-fault divorce. Stanton reframed divorce as a remedy for women and an escape from harmful marriages. Beginning with ... More


Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. The book shows how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American ... More


Divorce: Grounds and Jurisdiction

Brian H. Bix

in The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Family Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199989591
eISBN:
9780190260200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199989591.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the rules relating to divorce in relation to the rules of marriage and to family law more generally. It begins with an historical overview of grounds for divorce, including the ... More


A Marital Partnership Model: Alimony as Buyout

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins by examining the partnership metaphor that inspired the no-fault reforms almost forty years ago. It argues that no-fault divorce laws fail to recognize both the common case in ... More


8 A Marital Partnership Model: Alimony as Buyout

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins by examining the partnership metaphor that inspired the no-fault reforms almost forty years ago. It argues that no-fault divorce laws fail to recognize both the common case in ... More


Recasting the Normative National Family: Changes in Hindu Law and Commonly Applicable Matrimonial Laws Since the 1960s

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the changes since the 1960s in Hindu law, which increased divorce rights and the rights of daughters in family joint property, and in commonly applicable matrimonial laws, which ... More


4 The Contemporary State of Alimony

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the current state of alimony law. It argues that alimony guidelines have morphed in two significant ways. First, guidelines are taking on more importance, shifting from local ... More


The Contemporary State of Alimony

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the current state of alimony law. It argues that alimony guidelines have morphed in two significant ways. First, guidelines are taking on more importance, shifting from local to ... More


The Breakdown of Women's Domestic Economy After World War II

Susan Thistle

in From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245907
eISBN:
9780520939196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245907.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines how an initial period of postwar expansion lessened the need for women's domestic labor while opening new possibilities for several groups. It explains that the institution of ... More


Marriage on the Rocks

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the impact of divorce on marriage. For the first time in history, marriage has become, for a large number of people, a voluntary association rather than a social and economic ... More


Conclusion

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This concluding chapter argues that alimony is often the only available tool for ensuring that divorce does not impose all the long-term costs of marital roles on caregivers while freeing the other ... More


Conclusion

Cynthia Lee Starnes

in The Marriage Buyout: The Troubled Trajectory of U.S. Alimony Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708248
eISBN:
9780814708477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708248.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This concluding chapter argues that alimony is often the only available tool for ensuring that divorce does not impose all the long-term costs of marital roles on caregivers while freeing the other ... More


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