- 70% of divorces are initiated by women.
- 70% of the time (at least) women get custody
- With custody, women get the house and the mass majority of alimony and child support (over 90% I heard). These payments come above everything including the man's own needs. If he loses his job, the ex wife can have him sent to prison for not paying. Even when women fall behind on alimony, they're less likely to be imprisoned for it.
- Divorced men are 2.5 times as likely to commit suicide as married men. There is no significant difference for women's suicide statistics.
- 56% of divorced men regret their failed marriage, compared to 45% of women.
So are my stats wrong or is divorce biased against men? Do women think it's fair? Do you think it makes women more likely to file for divorce (they know they'll win) and men less likely to get married?
There's an increase in women who want to get married but a decline in the men who think the same; is that due to unfair divorce laws?
I'm thinking of getting married but (no offence), I think it's easy for women to push for marriage when they're not risking as much.
- It's biased against men and should change.
- The stats suggest bias but there are reasons other than sexism for them.
- There's no bias.
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Yes, family law in general favors women but not as directly as you think. Women tend to get half, even though women on average don't earn as much as their partners. When a guy is way more broke than a woman, he seems to get an "unfair' amount too, it just doesn't happen that often. That's just how marital assets are determined in most states.
Women generally get primary custody because women tend to be the ones to care for the children more so than fathers. Child support is intended to keep the lifestyle of the child, and when two incomes and the custody arrangement is run through a dissomaster it usually just works out that a father pays more than a mother would.
all that being said I do still think judges are biased against men (voted A) because they have a job to do, and even though things are getting more equal, exceptions to the traditional family roles are rare at least economically. I think that's bullshit because cases should be looked at on an individual basis. I think a man in a bad spot is more likely to get fucked over than a woman in a bad spot just because of precedence. BUT I don't think courts are out to get men intentionally.
Seriously everyone should just have to get a fuckin' prenup.6
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