In a divorce, most assume women receive some form of alimony. But, can men qualify for alimony? As women become more successful in today’s economy, there has been an increase in the number of men receiving alimony from their ex-wives. According to a 2010 Census Bureau survey, 3 percent of those receiving alimony are men.
According to Pew Research, however, 37 percent of married wives make more than their husbands. So why are there so few men receiving alimony? The answer is simple. Men do not want to ask for it.