One of the issues that causes the most tension during and after the divorce is experience is related to child support.
Those that feel that they are paying outside of their own means can feel victimized by the institution. They see it as an institution created 40 years ago during a time when fathers were looked at as the sole breadwinner of the family, while mothers stayed home to take care of child raising and household duties.
Since the institution of child support has not changed with the times, it has created an economic situation that puts a financial burden on low-income families. Of the parents who were supposed to get child support, 27 percent of them lived below the poverty line, as of 2011.
These numbers are even worse when fathers are granted custody of their children, and mothers are asked to pay child support. Using statistics from the United States Census Bureau, MensDivorce put together an infographic exploring the struggles that custodial fathers go through in receiving legal or informal child support, if any at all.
Dan Pearce is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell Planning Partners. He has written countless pieces on MensDivorce.com, detailing the plight of men and fathers going through the divorce experience, as well as the issues seniors and their families experience throughout the estate planning journey on ElderCareLaw.com. Mr. Pearce has managed websites and helped create content, such as the Men’s Divorce Newsletter and the YouTube series, “Men’s Divorce Countdown.” He also has been a contributor on both the Men’s Divorce Podcast and ElderTalk with TuckerAllen.
Mr. Pearce assisted in fostering a Cordell Planning Partners practice area specific for Veterans, as they deal with the intricacies of their benefits while planning for the future. He also helped create the Cordell Planning Partners Resource Guide and the Cordell Planning Partners Guide to Alternative Residence Options, specific for seniors with questions regarding their needs and living arrangements.