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Boston Magazine Expose on Massachusetts Alimony 'Hell'

There are 4 comments on the PRWeb story from Jul 15, 2009, titled Boston Magazine Expose on Massachusetts Alimony 'Hell'. In it, PRWeb reports that:

She describes the state's current law as a 'unique hell' and, after interviewing lawyers and professors around the U.S., concludes it is 'among the most backward in the country.' A link to the Boston Magazine article and readers comments is here: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/till_death_do_us_pay/An extensive interview with Ms.

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George

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Aug 4, 2009
72 senate co-sponsors, and the Divorce Lobby can still block the bill? Holy cow!
Tom

United States

#2 Sep 9, 2009
Sounds pretty unreasonable to me. Thank God I don't live in Massachusetts.
Resident

Lowell, MA

#3 Sep 9, 2009
Maybe that's why Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate.
Tom

United States

#4 Sep 10, 2009
Resident - Perhaps in a roundabout sort of way. You have the lowest divorce rate, because you have the lowest marriage rate (Google CDC data; marriage rates by state). You have the lowest marriage rate, because you have the craziest divorce laws.

Either way having the lowest marriage/divorce rates are not really statistics to boast about because of:

i) Stalled population. Native population falling below replacement rates. Barely kept at level thanks to immigrants.
ii) Highest percentage of citizens not in stable married relationships. Many erstwhile young people entering middle age without being able to get married.
iii) High incidences of out-of-wedlock births

Making marriage a poison-well, and hence stopping people from entering/leaving it, is hardly an achievement worth boasting about.

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