Financial times can get tough after a divorce. This may be especially true when one spouse sacrificed his or her own career for the sake of caring for children or when the spouse’s lifestyle was supported by the other spouse’s higher income. To help ensure a divorcing party can maintain his or her quality of life post-divorce these individuals can seek alimony from the other party.
Statistics are showing more men are seeking alimony from their ex-wives. Experts suggest the increasing presence of women bread-winners and higher numbers of stay at home dads have contributed significantly to the rise in male alimony seekers. Though some think at one time stigma was associated with a man asking for alimony from his ex-wife, that perception is quickly disappearing. In fact, 47 percent of attorneys surveyed last year saw an increase in the number women who pay spousal support.
With this in mind, Arizona men who are going through a divorce should consider whether alimony is in his best interest. An Arizona family law attorney can play an important role in handling divorce legal issues, which may include property division, child custody, child support and alimony. When it comes to spousal support, the attorney will do his best to show the value the party brought into the marriage and why that value should be given back.
Most people know that the end of a marriage can be a difficult time fraught with emotions and disagreements. Yet, with legal assistance, these disputes may be quelled and a party may be able to get what is rightfully his or hers. To discover his or her legal rights, a party should consider consulting with an experienced divorce attorney.
Source: Money News, “Increasing Numbers of Men Get Alimony From Their Ex-Wives,” Dec. 24, 2013