Calculating child support is an important part of any divorce involving children. In some cases, parents with joint custody may decide that it's unnecessary, but the obligation to pay support usually falls on the shoulders of those who have less time with the children.
When divorce becomes a reality, couples are faced with determining which party will receive maintenance (alimony) and at what amount. There are many factors that go into the decision, of which “standard of living” is only one.
No one wants to go through a divorce because the intention of getting married is not to leave your spouse. Even if you agree that you need to go your separate ways, a divorce is devastating when it comes to the plans you once had for your future.
In a report from May 2018, an interesting discussion about alimony was started. Gender equality is always an important part of the justice system, and that means that women are to be held to the same standards as men. It seems that is happening because studies show that there are more women being held liable for alimony than in the past.