The Law: Marital Tangles

The law imitates life, and when it must sort out marital tangles, it is often as complex as the human relationships themselves. Two recent cases:

¶When her 18-year marriage was about to end, Los Angeles Housewife Claire Glickman was worried that her soon to be ex-husband Gerald, a sometime salesman, would not make the alimony and child-support payments. She decided that she would agree to the divorce only if the woman he planned to marry, Hilda Collins, guaranteed to pay if he did not. Sure enough, after two years Gerald was behind in his payments. Meanwhile his marriage to Hilda had broken...

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