In a society where the Court’s have traditionally favored women in divorce settlements, one may wonder, “Can Men Get Alimony?”

The simple answer is, YES.

Under California law, divorce and spousal support focuses on the financial aspect and strength of each spouse NOT their gender.

The Court looks at all the net assets, liabilities and outstanding debt of both parties to determine who would have to pay alimony and how much. So if the wife is making MORE money she could have to pay her husband alimony.

HOWEVER, it’s not that cut and dry.

The Court has to also take several other factors into consideration when determining if alimony should be awarded to the husband.

For instance:

– His income from his current job;

– Income earning capacity;

– Health and lifestyle Nature towards his wife’s during marriage

– Whether there were any signs of abuse (mental, physical or emotional) not that cut and dry.

Divorce can be messy and stressful.

There are so many things that come into effect when splitting up.

The best thing to do is contact a family law attorney. They’re there to guide you during this difficult time.

Want to learn more? Contact us today for further guidance.