ARIZONA FAMILY LAW MYTH:
Historically, women have been more likely to receive alimony, also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support, payments in a divorce. However, this is because more women have been stay at home parents over the years. Some of the factors that go into deciding alimony are the relative income of the spouses, the standard of living during the marriage, any physical or mental health conditions of either spouse, career sacrifices made by either spouse, the length of the marriage, the spouses’ ages, and more. Being a woman, by its very nature, is not a factor that goes into determining alimony. The wife can even be ordered to pay her husband alimony in a divorce.
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