It used to be that divorce affected men and women differently. In many cases, men were able to rebuild their lives more easily because they had steady incomes and often did not have primary custody of the minor children. They had more money and freedom at their disposal to find a new place to live and move on with their everyday routines.
Women, on the other hand, had a tougher time in divorces because they lacked the financial resources to move out right away or make the monthly mortgage on the family residence. Times are changing with more fathers taking over the caretaker responsibility and the mothers taking on the bread winner position.
Nowadays it is not uncommon for a father to get primary custody of the children depending on which parent had that role during the marriage. Women need the help of an experienced divorce attorney to represent them and the children’s interests in the legal proceedings.
Another alternative is a split possession schedule which can allow the parents to each have quality time with the children to maintain a sense of stability for the sake of the children. The bottom line is the parents need to decide what is best for the children in order for both parents to play a major role in the children’s lives, so the children can have a more rounded relationship with each parent.
When you find yourself facing a divorce the logical action to take is to hire the Law Office of Leigh Ann Schenk.