Finding Fairness with Mothers’ Rights and Fathers’ Rights
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.