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This is about fathers' rights law, and protecting the best interests of your children. It provides information, news and comments on laws, cases and strategies for life as a single father and winning your custody, access or child support case.

Archive for February, 2006

Contributions to the Family

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

I have a letter from a lawyer on the other side in a divorce where she represents the mother, who is a doctor, and I represent the father, a teacher. She says that because the mother has been the primary breadwinner in the family, she should get two thirds of the assets and my client should get one third. I am writing back to ask what she would say if the situation was reversed. If the father was the doctor and the mother was the teacher, would the father then be entitled to two thirds? I don’t think so. The law says you have to consider both marital and non-marital contributions to the family.

 
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