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More Women Paying Alimony

May 4, 2018

As women enter positions earning more than men, the balance is shifting regarding alimony and child support. 54% of attorneys surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers have seen an increase in mothers paying child support and 45% of lawyers surveyed have seen an increase in women paying alimony.

Those statistics follow an increase in the number of dual incomes and women becoming the primary wage earners. This means that women, as primary wage earners in certain situations, need to make sure their finances are in order in the face of divorce proceedings. As divorce courts have become more gender-neutral in their rulings, hard numbers with respect to who pays alimony and child support have taken center stage.

If you would like advice on positioning yourself for the most favorable outcome in divorce proceedings, contact the Albany divorce and family attorneys at LaClair & DeLuca. Call us at (518) 650-8861, or email admin@laclairdeluca.com.