Divorce attorney hennepin county Family Law in America – The Facts

Family Law in America – The Facts

Divorce, once a nearly unheard of thing in the U.S., has become one of the most common legal matters in the nation. According to statistics, family law lawyers have their hands busy as there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. Which makes nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year. It is estimated that 40% to 50% of all first marriages, and 60% of second marriages will end in divorce.
Because of this dramatic increase in divorce statistics, there has been a lot of focus on family law in the United States. The laws concerning divorce are still a little dated, tending to prefer one spouse to another, and causing tensions in social and social-political circles. One source of tension is the idea of child-support, as it is stated that over 79% of custodial mothers will receive child support, while just under 30% of custodial fathers will get the same. However, the same statistics also show that 65% of divorced mothers do not receive any child support payments, and that about 50% of the individuals involved will move into poverty following a divorce.
Who gets custody — and what payments are arranged — is often the biggest battle of the case, with both sides having their lawyers trying to fight for the children. Family law, especially concerning divorce, is draining on all parties involved.
It may be the best for the children, however.
Seeing their parents tense and arguing, and in a toxic mood, can have an impact on the psyche of the children. They may develop a fear of intimacy, mood disorders, or depression as a result of the experience. The divorce may be trying on them, especially at first, but as their parents grow happier and spend time with them post-divorce, things may get better. Seeing cooperation between parents, despite the prior adversity, can be a good thing for young children to witness. It really depends on the individuals involved.
Divorce may be becoming far more common, and the laws associated with it under scrutiny for fairness, but the important thing is the individuals involved — the parents and the children. All should be taken into consideration when examining the facts.
After all, the law is supposed to be just. Right?

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