Breadwinning Mothers Risk Losing Custody After Divorce

Recent figures show that 42% of marriages end in divorce. In most cases of divorce, it is the mother that gets custody of the children, and the father receives visitation and parenting time rights. However, recent cases show that to be different, especially if the mother is the breadwinner in the family.

Many recent divorce cases have shown that professional women whose marriages are ending have lost custody to their ex husband. When the mother is a successful businesswoman and makes most of the money in the family, courts will often consider the children to be better off living with the father full-time, while receiving financial support from the mother.

While female breadwinners shouldn’t expect to be treated any differently than their male counterparts, it surely is difficult for any parent to know they do not have full custody of their children mostly because of their career and success.

When a couple gets married, it’s likely that both spouses have a job. Oftentimes, when children are born into a marriage, the workload for one of the parents decreases so there is more room for childcare at home.  Other family dynamics will often change, including priorities for each parent when it comes to balancing home and work.

It’s likely that many hardworking women predict how their situation would turn out if they were to go through a divorce, and they are often ill prepared for the potential outcomes of a divorce, especially when they factor in custody of their children.

If you are a hardworking mother with a very time consuming career, the best way to avoid losing custody of your children is to come up with a efficient working arrangement that allows time and attention for your children from you.

At The Sampair Group, we will work with you and the conditions and specifics of your divorce case to get you the results you want, including child custody agreements. Visit us at www.sampair.com for a free consultation today.