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The growing trend of men receiving alimony

Michigan residents may be interested in the way that spousal support and alimony can reflect changes in society as a whole. The payment of alimony by men to their ex-wives has been a feature of divorce settlements for many years, but things are now starting to change. A 2012 survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 47 percent of those responding had noticed an increase in the number of women paying alimony too.

Attitudes toward prenuptial agreements might be shifting

Prenuptial agreements have been a legal option for quite some time. However, many people may have avoided signing such an agreement before exchanging vows because of negative perceptions. After all, divorce probably isn't the first thing on the mind of a couple preparing for marriage. Yet some family law observers believe long-held attitudes about prenuptial agreements could be changing.

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