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Posted 4 years ago in Divorce by Josh Crank  
Lawmakers Seek to End Permanent Alimony

The promise of “‘til death do us part” obviously doesn’t apply for divorced couples, but in most states, it can still apply to the financial obligations of the bread-winning spouse. Most family courts have the option of ordering permanent alimony payments to a divorcing spouse. For spouses who forfeited career opportunities to raise children, this can be a critical lifeline. For other exes, it can be a cushy way to maintain a comfortable standard of living without seeking financial independence. …

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