Raleigh, North Carolina // Submit Press Release 123 – // September 10, 2015
North Carolina, Raleigh based Vitale Family Law Helps Men Understand Alimony Laws in North Carolina.
Even in today’s society, there are still certain assumptions people have regarding gender roles. When it comes to family law issues, there are many including assumptions about who is more likely to file for divorce and who the judge is more likely to pick as the custodial parent.
But even though most gender role stereotypes have changed over time, there are still some that persist to this day. Take for example requests for alimony. Some people still believe that only women can request alimony payments after a divorce, which is why the title of this post contains this question: can men ask for alimony in North Carolina?
The answer to the question is absolutely yes. That’s because family law judges in North Carolina don’t care about a spouse’s gender when determining an order for alimony payments. He or she cares about factors such as:
- The length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s income
- Whether one spouse is supporting the other
- How long one spouse has been dependent upon the other
Because gender role stereotypes exist though, a man might not think to ask for alimony payments during divorce proceedings, which could hurt him financially later on. This is one of the many reasons why talking to a family law attorney is considered a good idea. Because of their knowledge of the law, a skilled lawyer can show that some stereotypes are myths, giving clients of both genders the information they need to make request during negotiations that are truly in their best interests.
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