Women are catching up to men in having to pay up
While women are still trying to catch up to men in terms of equal pay, there is a number they are making full strides in: the amount of ex-spouses who have to pony up alimony and child support payments to their former partners.
A recent study from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer shows that 56-percent of divorce lawyers respond in the affirmative when asked if they've seen such an increase. The president-elect of the AAML, Alton Abramowitz, notes that this is just way this type of evolution works.
"The glass ceiling has been pierced and more and more women have taken over the financial responsibilities and have been saddled with them as well. It is a fact of the way our society has evolved over the last number of years."
Indeed, with women now almost equal with men in terms of receiving medical degrees, and doubling the amount of law degrees over the past 30 years, there are far more households where the ladies are the major breadwinner. However, just because they are catching up doesn't mean they feel happy to be leveling the playing field in divorce court.
"We see women who are every bit as angry as their male counterparts, maybe more so, when they are confronted with the concept of paying spousal support to a man," said Abramowitz.