Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bias and Alimony Awards

We live in a day and age when women hold powerful jobs and many times are the top wage earners in their family. There are stereotypes from Hollywood to the heartland when it comes to men who seek alimony from their higher paid spouses. While women who seek alimony from their ex-husbands may still be seen in a negative light by some, they are not faced with the difficulties that men face given the same economic circumstances. Men not only have to face the sneers from their peers about seeking alimony from a woman, they have an uphill battle in proving to a Judge that they are entitled to the post dissolution support. In my opinion there shouldn't be any sex bias when it comes to alimony awards. An alimony award should be based on the length of the marriage, need and ability to pay (among other things), not whether the party seeking the support is a man or a woman.

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