Is it time to scrap lifetime alimony payments in divorce cases?

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“Alimony dates back centuries. The original idea was that once married, a man is responsible for a woman till death,” writes NPR’s Jennifer Ludden. “But that notion has shifted in recent decades, as more women have jobs and their own money. Now, a number of states are considering laws to end lifetime alimony.”

Today’s Question: Is it time to scrap lifetime alimony payments in divorce cases?