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San Francisco Family Law Attorney comments on the rise in spousal support for men cases in family law courts

San Francisco Family Law Attorney comments on the rise in spousal support for men cases in family law courts.

With the recent prolonged recession tearing at many middle-class jobs, the family law courts are seeing a rise in men requesting spousal support from their wives, whose jobs may not be as severely affected by this recession.

For many men, they would have never entertained the thought of spousal support for themselves. For years, the spousal support system has favored women, who are often the lower-paid individual in a two-income household. The rise in the number of women entering the higher-paying fields has started to change this. Spousal support laws are gender-neutral, and women with high-paying jobs may be in for a surprise if they end up in divorce proceedings.

While many men would not seek or accept spousal support out of pride, there are a growing number of men who either cannot find work, or do not want to find work, and are opting to receive spousal support. The courts often view the “deadbeats” differently from those caught in severe economic circumstances, but there is no guarantee that a judge will not grant spousal support to a man who has grown accustomed to a certain lifestyle afforded by his wife’s employment.

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