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Quand l’économie renouvelle le droit : l’exemple de la justification de l’obligation alimentaire envers l’ex-époux en cas de divorce

Abstract : In the early 1990s, a number of American legal thinkers began to question the justification for retaining a support obligation between former spouses when they divorced, in a society where adultery is no longer penalized in divorce law and women have become more financially autonomous. They found the answers in economic analysis. This article examines the two main approaches that drew the attention of legal writers. The first derives from the economy of the family and is based on the principle of efficiency. The second draws on the economy of contracts and is concerned with the nature of the relationship between the spouses. This attention to economic analysis is novel, from the European standpoint, because we see no evidence of that approach in the European literature dealing with the legal treatment of the economic inequalities between former spouses at the time of divorce.
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Myriam Doriat-Duban, Cécile Bourreau-Dubois. Quand l’économie renouvelle le droit : l’exemple de la justification de l’obligation alimentaire envers l’ex-époux en cas de divorce. Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société, 2016, 31 (02), pp.203 - 217. ⟨10.1017/cls.2016.15⟩. ⟨hal-01725212⟩

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