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Female bread-winners call for alimony reform

More and more women, such as Florida jewelry store owner Tarie MacMillan, are beginning to get involved in lobbying efforts to get state legislators to make amendments to laws surrounding alimony. Some states have already made changes to the law, especially for marriages which lasted less than 20 years; however, most states, like Florida, still maintain the same antiquated rules.

Alimony is legally defined as the legal obligation of the higher-earning spouse to provide spousal support or maintenance to the lower-earning one after a divorce. Within the 40 years since the United States Supreme Court ruled that both genders are eligible for alimony payments, even though it is still heavily weighted toward men paying women, the law has been the subject of much controversy.

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