Rolling Meadows Stay At Home Dad Divorce Rights Lawyer

A new trend is upon us and the American tradition of a woman being at home with the children is now being reversed. More and more men are now staying at home with the kids and the women are getting full time jobs in the workplace. As these gender roles are being reversed, men are unsure of legal rights in the case of a divorce because out of the two, the mother was always the one who stayed home with the kids.

Stay-at-Home Dads Face Significant Economic Obstacles

Women who stayed at home during the marriage typically receive primary custody after divorce and stay at home dads are wondering “do stay at home dads receive the same advantageous treatment?” Our lawyers will inform stay at home dads of their rights and work hard to make sure the answer to their questions is “yes”. During a divorce when a woman gets the child, she is paid in child support and alimony as well. We have seen the unequal treatment that stay at home dads receive in court. Our job is to make sure you are treated fairly and given the right to have a healthy relationship with your child. We want to provide successful results that will meet your goals.

What About Child Custody?

It is very rare that the court will award permanent spousal support no matter if the primary caretaker is a man or a woman. When spousal support is declined by a judge this means that the stay at home dad will have to start looking for a job. In today’s economy it is hard to find full time employment especially while taking care of a child and you may need additional training in order to make yourself marketable. Cosley Law advocates for periodic maintenance for stay at home dads in these types of situations. This means the wife will have to pay spousal support until the stay at home dad finds a job or will remain like this for a predetermined amount of time.

Contact a Rolling Meadows Child Custody and Fathers' Rights Attorney

It was always in the best interest of the child, in any divorce case, that the child was best suited to be with their mothers. The law no longer views it this way and this gives stay at home dads a higher chance of winning certain court cases depending on the circumstances. Our stay at home dad’s lawyers can inform you about the potential outcomes of the custody phase of your divorce. We achieve an outcome that satisfies our clients, because we are passionate in what we do. Contact Cosley Law for more questions and comments.

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