Legislation and lawsuits challenging the traditional notions of alimony are popping up across the nation. At issue is whether judges have too much discretion in deciding how much alimony should be paid, for how long, and whether they unfairly favor ex-wives. "We've got some courts giving very little, others giving a lifetime. There is such a huge range now of support awards that it's the Wild West," said Susan Moss, a family law practitioner. "It's the new battle of the sexes."
States Challenge Traditional Alimony
The National Law Journal
February 15, 2008