If you are a well-paid female executive in California, you should be aware that the court may require you to pay your husband spousal support when you divorce if his earnings are substantially lower than yours. While “reverse alimony” remains a reasonably uncommon event, it is catching on across the country. As wife.org reports, it even has a new nickname: manimony.
Today approximately 20 percent of divorcing husbands nationwide get post-divorce manimony from their ex-wives. In the past five years, women have become the major or only breadwinner in approximately 40 percent of American households. It may surprise you to learn that over 2 million dads stay home to take care of the kids while their wives work to support the family.