Going through divorce as a man can sometimes feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. You may have heard stories of other men who were “taken to the cleaners” in court and forced to pay excessive amounts in alimony or child support and be fearful that it could happen to you. Even worse, you may have heard of men whose custody or visitation arrangements were so poor that they were only able to see their children a few times a month. While women certainly face their own set of difficulties in divorce, there is a history of bias against men in the family court system. At Hembree Bell Law Firm, PLLC, we fight for fair outcomes for everyone, but have witnessed the inequity that plagues men in divorce cases and the related issues. Our Austin men’s divorce lawyers are passionate about leveling the playing field for husbands and fathers. Call today to request a free case evaluation to learn more about how we advocate for the male perspective.
Why Do Men Face Unique Challenges In The Family Courtroom?
The short answer to this question is…history. In decades past, the family courts in the United States tended to make decisions based on an antiquated presumption called the “tender years” doctrine. It essentially argued that during a child’s “tender years,” or birth to age 4, they needed their mother more than they needed their father. Now, we have a great deal of scientific data that disproves this biased assumption. Children develop more successful lives with both parents playing active roles in their rearing.
Even though American society has moved into a more progressive age, men still face gender stereotypes in family court, whether they have children or not. Men have typically been the breadwinners of the family which often cause them to be judged as workaholics who are more passionate about their careers than family life. This leads to more men being forced to pay spousal maintenance (alimony) than women following a divorce.
These stereotypes can also be used against them if they do have children and want to seek primary custody; arguments may be made that men simply do not have the time or emotional capacity to be the full-time parent. These unfair and troubling assumptions have led to so many men being unable to remain as active in their children’s lives as they desire to be. For all of these reasons, our Austin men’s divorce lawyers have dedicated themselves to resolving your divorce in a way that preserves your financial stability, relationship with your children, and emotional and mental health.
Why Do I Need An Attorney Who Represents The Male Perspective?
The outcome of your divorce will affect every area of your life. In a time when intense emotions may attempt to take over, you need an objective and knowledgeable voice guiding you more than ever. Each divorce and family dynamic is different, and our firm will never attempt to resolve yours with cookie-cutter tactics or strategies. Our Austin men’s divorce lawyers are passionate about representing men and fathers who are seeking fair outcomes without drama or unnecessary conflict. We strive to find amicable solutions and explore creative options, but will aggressively defend your interests if the need arises. We pride ourselves on building a relationship with our clients that lasts into the future, and supporting them with our available resources and connections.
Hembree Bell Law Firm, PLLC Is Committed To Obtaining Justice For All
While we represent clients on both sides of legal disputes, we know that men can face a difficult road in their divorce. Our firm believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to build a life that makes them proud. Our lead attorney, Hannah Bell, has faced her own set of challenges in divorce, and founded the practice to assist real people with their legal needs. Call today to schedule your free case evaluation where we can discuss your options!