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Alimony Reform: Are Women Hurt Financially?

07/12/2011 04:17 pm ET | Updated Sep 11, 2011

Over the past few years, an alimony reform movement, of sorts, has taken shape across the nation, and now many consider "lifetime alimony" a thing of the past -- a relic from the days when very few wives worked outside the home. Indeed, most states already have revised their alimony laws, setting limits on the duration and amounts of payments.

But, do these alimony reforms go too far?

In many cases, I think they do.  Sadly, it seems that stay-at-home moms and other women with little or no income of their own have lost their voice in state legislatures largely controlled by men.

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