Whether you are a man or woman sex certainly does matter when you are facing legal challenges in Family Court. The law indicates that both men and women are to be viewed equally. No preference is supposed to be given to a woman or man when it comes to the division of property or custody issues or other legal matters before the court. That is the perfect world. However, we don’t live in a perfect world. There are natural consequences to sex differences that do impact on the outcome of a case. Here are three of the biggest impacts where sex can make a difference.
1. Breast feeding infant: When an infant is breast feeding obviously the mother must be present. Despite the option of pumping, many courts are reluctant to force such an occurrence. Thus, whether admitted or not, breast feeding mothers are often given the benefit over the male when it comes to custody and time sharing issues with an infant child.
2. Child support: Most payors of child support are men. Whether intentional or not, many courts show an inherent bias in favor of child support payees (those receiving child support) over payors. This isn’t because Judges are trying to mess over men, but when the vast majority of the obligors are men certain mental biases arise. This is natural. For more information on this phenomenon click here.
3. Time Sharing: The third most prominent example is where a person is going through a divorce with children and there are time sharing disputes. If the mother was a stay at home mother then this plays a big role in the future of time sharing, spousal support and other considerations. Thus, sex can become an issue when it pertains to time sharing issues as well.
These are just a few of the issues pertaining to family law issues where sex does matter! That is why we utilize our unique DivorcEnomics™ approach to take a rational, scientifically based model that will help our clients overcome some of the biases that are involved in family law cases. Contact us today for more information at 505-880-8737 or email us at info@JusticeLegalGroup.com.