Don’t Count on Alimony

Alimony jokes are the stuff of nightclub comedy routines, but often alimony is not a consideration in a many divorces.

A divorcing woman should not count on alimony because in most cases, women do not get alimony at all. Generally, permanent alimony is awarded to stay-at-home mothers whose contribution to the marriage was child rearing, woman who have been out of the marketplace for a long time and whose stale job skills make it very hard for her to find employment. A young employed woman in a short-term marriage stands a very good chance of getting no alimony.

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