Due to the changing roles of men and women during marriage, divorce and alimony are becoming de-gendered. Because women may be subject to paying alimony to their less lucrative husbands, more North Carolina women may be considering obtaining prenuptial agreements that set out favorable terms for successful women in case of divorce.
Approximately 40 percent of women who work earn more money than their husbands. Although women seem happy to shred old societal stereotypes that expected women to stay at home while men work, they are not happy about the possibility of having to support a husband if a marriage ends. However, even if women are not willing or content with paying alimony, they are inevitably becoming part of a movement that is degendering divorce and alimony. This stems from degendering traditional marital roles.