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Divorce courts: More women paying alimony to exes

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2019 | Alimony

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.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers stated that they have seen an increase in the number of women being held responsible for paying alimony to their ex-husbands or wives. Around half of these attorneys have seen an increase in ex-wives paying child support, too.

As a man, this should be a huge boost in your confidence if you plan to seek alimony from your wife. Women used to be reliant on men, but that is not always the case today. If a woman is the breadwinner, she should be responsible for paying alimony if her soon-to-be ex-husband is in need of it.

Divorce courts are meant to be gender-neutral, and it would seem that they are becoming so. As a result, women can’t ignore the fact that they might be held responsible for alimony, either.

Whether you’re a man or woman, you need to know where you stand with alimony. If you want to receive alimony or believe you may need to pay it, you need to discuss it with your attorney. Knowing your responsibilities is important so that you can make good financial decisions for yourself moving forward. Alimony isn’t always necessary, but if it is, you want to know how it will affect you.

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