The process of divorce is often painful for all involved parties, but the resulting developments do not always favor an equal balance between both individuals.

Men will sometimes be issued spousal support payment orders, despite being part of a “no fault” divorce in some states or even if they were not found guilty of physical abuse or adultery, according to the Huffington Post.

The news source reported that despite the unfair circumstances that can sometimes exist, these individuals will often have to pay their ex-wives spousal support, even in cases when she is living with a different person.

This type of development would be the worst-case scenario for a male, as certain instances have required them to pay the spousal support even if their ex-wife is living with a person that they left their husband for. According to the Post, regardless of the logic in this scenario, the payment is determined based on the idea of “means and need.”

According to Divorce Magazine, a total of 7.8 million Americans paid about $40 billion in child or spousal support and 84 percent of these individuals were males.

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