As a divorce attorney, I rarely have cases that involve aspects of the US. Constitution.
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.
You know you are going to be getting divorced. You have heard the horror stories from friends, co-workers and family. It will cost tens of thousands of dollars. My spouse will make sure we end up in Court, spending all of our money. My spouse will hide everything. My spouse refuses to move out of the house.