Do men get an unfair disadvantage in divorce and custody disputes?

You are currently viewing Do men get an unfair disadvantage in divorce and custody disputes?
  • Post category:Blog

“In America, more than 80% of custodial parents — the parent that kids live with most — are mothers. Is it harder for men to get a fair shake in custody cases involving children? Do laws and courts favor women because of a traditional presumption that women are better care-givers for children?

According to laws in most states, they’re not supposed to, says family law attorney Randall Kessler, author of ‘Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future.’ ‘But some judges may be old-fashioned and they might think the mom should have custody,’ he said.”

Read this story and the cases involved here.

Going through a divorce or custody battle is a difficult situation no matter what your gender is. However, there is often the perception that men are treated more harshly with the expectations that they should pay what is owed vs. a woman. In reality, a court order does not discriminate against gender. Although, it is true that some judges might be more sympathetic to old-fashion values in today’s society.

At Krug & Zupke, P.C., we will fight on your behalf to get the best results possible for your cases. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you can rest assured that you will be well represented in court. Call our law office at 651-645-7746 for a free consultation.