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Will fathers be surprised by divorce statistics?

On Behalf of | Jan 9, 2020 | Fathers' Rights

Going through a divorce is often a difficult process for both spouses, but, in some cases, men feel as if they get the “short end of the stick.” This might be especially true for men who have children and are involved in a child custody dispute. Overall, divorce statistics in America show a stark, and sometimes shocking, picture of how these cases are handled, who is involved and what the end result might be.

For example, a recent report noted that the overall divorce rate in America has been on the decline in recent years. But, in 2018, there were over 780,000 divorces and annulments in this country.

For men who need to address child custody and support issues, there are even more shocking statistics. The report indicated that, of the fathers who were awarded primary custody of their children, only 30% receive child support from the other spouse. For women who have primary custody of their children, that statistic is closer to 50%. But, either way, the report noted that less than half of all parents who are supposed to receive child support payments from the other spouse actually receive the full amount.

Fathers in Omaha who are contemplating a divorce are likely bracing for a challenging legal process. While there is no doubt that a divorce can elicit strong emotions and can be fundamentally life-changing, an attorney can answer any questions you have about the divorce process and help you prepare for your case, working toward the best possible outcome for all involved.