The Maturing Law of Divorce Finances: Toward Rules and Guidelines

Posted: 9 Jun 2000  

Ira Mark Ellman

Arizona State University College of Law; Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology; Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

Abstract

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, K49

Suggested Citation

Ellman, Ira Mark, The Maturing Law of Divorce Finances: Toward Rules and Guidelines. Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3, Fall 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=228296

Ira Mark Ellman (Contact Author)

Arizona State University College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Phoenix, AZ
United States
480-965-2125 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.asu.edu/HomePages/Ellman/

Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology ( email )

Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
United States

Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley ( email )

Berkeley, CA 94720-2150
United States

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