As a divorce attorney, I rarely have cases that involve aspects of the US. Constitution.
From time to time, I re-publish great Do's and Don'ts lists in the field of family law. Here is one regarding income from a self-employed individual.
Men feel that they get a bad rap in the divorce process. Judges favor moms for custody. Men get hit with high child support and alimony awards. Why does she get half of my retirement? I hear this all the time.
So, in Maryland, a state with an Equal Rights Amendment, the answer, by law, is no, right? A lot of guys, and many women, just don't buy it. Is it true, myth, hype or situational?
Attorneys are always trying the tell clients and potential clients how judges determine alimony. There are statutes, cases and all sorts of guides. Websites talk about alimony guidelines, alimony calculators and all sorts of gadgets for calculating entitlement to and amounts of alimony.
People want to protect themselves financially when going through a divorce.