Men, do not be afraid to seek spousal support when divorcing

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, May 1, 2020.

As attorneys serving Kansas City, Missouri, residents, we have nearly seen it all when it comes to divorce. With that said, one thing that we do not see very often is men pursuing their right to spousal support when a marriage ends. Just like women, men have every right to seek support when they are less affluent than their wives. However, it seems that not many men take advantage of this beneficial option.

We will offer a scenario for you to consider. Say that you stayed at home to care for your kids while your wife built a successful career. When divorce enters the picture, you will likely have fewer financial resources to fall back on than your wife does. This means that you might find it difficult to secure enough of an income to support yourself.

The days of women always receiving alimony when divorce occurs are long behind us. These more modern times mean couples have more modern options to choose from regarding spousal support. Many husbands and fathers remain in the home while wives take on more of the financial responsibilities for the family.

Unfortunately, this contemporary outlook on marriage – men in the home and women in the workforce – has not trickled down to divorce. Most men do not even consider seeking spousal support and those that do consider it often abandon the idea.

Our attorneys want to remind men that needing support after divorce does not mean you are a financial failure. Alimony exists to help recently divorced individuals find their financial footing in the aftermath. It can help you acquire more education or training in a specific industry, or it can simply help you meet your expenses until you find a more permanent solution.

Please, continue learning more about alimony and divorce in our state by reading more of our website.

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