The Maturing Law of Divorce Finances: Toward Rules and Guidelines
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law
Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3, Fall 1999
The economic consequences of divorce are affected by the law of property division, spousal support, and child support. They are also affected by social facts not treated directly by the law of divorce, especially the parties' relative earning capacities, their relative opportunities to realize their earning capacities, and whether--and to whom--divorcing parties remarry. This essay reviews the significant law and the relevant social facts that have changed during the second half of the twentieth century.
JEL Classification: K19, K49Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 9, 2000
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