05/28/2013 02:45 pm ET

Alimony Till Death Do Us Part? Nay, Say Some Ex-Spouses

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Alimony dates back centuries. The original idea was that once married, a man is responsible for a woman till death. But that notion has shifted in recent decades, as more women have jobs and their own money. Now, a number of states are considering laws to end lifetime alimony.

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