So many guys complain they get screwed over in divorce, yet many men's egos are smashed if they find the woman makes more than him. Would that mean many men set themselves up for failure here?
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Well, it depends. Most divorces involve kids, and most of the time women end up with custody (whether fairly or unfairly, but men really do get screwed over in custody battles quite often). In those cases, it's fair for the husband to pay alimony and/or child support. There are also divorces in which the woman doesn't work, so she'll need alimony until she can get a job. I think that's fair.
What I don't think is fair is a man and a woman divorcing from a two-income marriage and either one paying alimony. Whether one person makes more or less than the other shouldn't matter. There shouldn't be alimony unless one person would get completely screwed by the divorce if they didn't receive it.0