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YOU NEED TO TALK TO YOUR DIVORCE LAWYER IN HAUPPAUGE TO DISCOVER IF YOU ARE LIKELY TO RECEIVE SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Spousal support, once referred to as alimony, is often thought only in terms of paying money to the ex-wife in cases of divorce. However, this has changed over the course of several years as we are seeing more and more men receive spousal support from their ex-wives. Though you do need to talk to your divorce lawyer in Hauppauge to discover if you are likely to receive spousal support, you can get an idea your eligibility in receiving support as a male.

The whole concept behind spousal support is that no one leave a marriage with a whole lot more money than the other. Traditionally, the male was the one who remained the breadwinner of the family and therefore was obligated to pay support to the ex-wife. This line of thought has since changed and many men are seeking support from their spouses. It is likely that even if the wife made more money than the husband, their incomes were likely shared. This should not change in during the course of a divorce. A male has the same right to continue a certain lifestyle once a marriage has ended.

For example, it is not at all uncommon for the husband to be the stay-at-home parent. And he should have equal opportunity at receiving support, just like stay-at-home mothers do. Perhaps you have a job, but you started your career later than expected because you helped raise the children and it shows in the amount of money you make.

If you are in the above situation, or something similar where you have no idea how you will pay the bills after a divorce, then talk to your attorney about the possibility of receiving spousal support.

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