Updated: Monday, 16 May 2011, 11:54 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 16 May 2011, 6:16 AM EDT
BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A new bill on Beacon Hill would ban parents from engaging in sexual relationships within the home until their divorces are final.
Supporters say the bill is meant to prevent domestic violence and shield children while the divorce is underway.
Critics say it takes away parents rights.
In addition to the divorce bill, local lawmakers will also consider a bill this week to reform the state's alimony laws .
The bill would end lifetime alimony payments in most cases and cap how much one spouse is ordered to pay the other.
The state's current law does not contain any duration limits for alimony.
Most states have done away with lifetime alimony.
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