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Gender Roles No Longer Define Men's DivorceEven with the advancements in gender equality, many men and women in relationships cling to the traditional gender roles of previous generations. Men are supposed to be the providers, and women give support at home. These expected roles can give the man power during a marriage and work against him during a divorce. Women in a divorce are more likely to receive spousal maintenance and primary allocation of parental responsibilities. However, gender does not determine the benefits awarded in a divorce. Divorcing men are limiting themselves if they believe their gender predetermines how their divorces will turn out.

Alimony

Some divorcing spouses assume that the man always pays alimony. When a divorce court instead decides that the woman must pay spousal maintenance to the man:

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