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Why do we think alimony is no longer necessary?

I just read about the Supreme Court of Canada decision on alimony. Here is how I interpret it (this is not a legal opinion!). If you get married in a church or a civil ceremony and you later get divorced, the courts will split all your family assets, caregivers will receive child support, and in some cases one partner (usually the […]

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Women get less severance pay

Professor Ken Thornicroft at the Universty of Victoria has discovered that when women are wrongfully fired from their jobs and sue for wrongful dismissal they receive less severance pay in court than men in similar circumstances. About 1.7 months less on average. He also conducted research on his students and found that in 600 sets of staged workplace dismissal negotiations, female students received significantly

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