Will I Have To Pay Alimony In My Divorce In Rochester Just Because I’m A Man?

Divorce has a way of making people feel like the deck is stacked against them, often for entirely unfair reasons.

When it comes to spousal maintenance, sometimes referred to as “alimony,” there’s good news and there’s bad news.

The good news is that gender doesn’t factor into who pays, who receives, or even whether your divorce will include it. Not all divorces do.

The bad news is that when spousal maintenance is part of a divorce settlement, the higher-earning spouse will pay it to the lower-earning spouse.

Despite decades of progress by women in the workforce, it’s still more common for a two-income household to have the husband as the higher earner.

Your divorce attorney’s job will be to make sure that any maintenance award is as reasonable as possible, and for as short a duration as possible.

At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, we work with our clients to see that their financial interests are protected during and after a divorce.

Call us today at 585-484-7432 and talk to an experienced Rochester divorce lawyer for free.

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