Is alimony the last vestige of our paternalistic past?
It just might be. For the last century, Men made more money and had many more choices when it came to work than women. When men left their wives, they left them in a state of probable poverty and lowered their standing in polite society.
With the increase in same sex marriage and the changing economic climate, can alimony be saved?
Probably not anytime soon, but with the playing field between men and women at least becoming more or less equal the possibility looms.