(NEW YORK) — Mother’s Day mean flowers and cards, but for an increasing number of moms, it’s also a reminder that they have to write child support checks.
In a new survey, 56 percent of the nation’s top divorce attorneys say they have seen an increase in the number of mothers paying child support during the past three years. Forty-seven percent of the attorneys say they have also noted an increase in the number of women who are paying alimony.
Fifty-three percent of the attorneys surveyed said they noted no change.
The survey was conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
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