Infographic reveals one-in-four fathers live apart from their children

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More than 25% of U.S. fathers live apart from their children, according to a recent infographic blog post by Divorce Lawyers For Men.

More than 25% of U.S. fathers live apart from their children, according to a recent infographic blog post by Divorce Lawyers For Men.

The infographic, titled “The True Facts of Child Custody for Men,” was posted on the Divorce Lawyer For Men’s website (http://divorcelawyersformen.com).

The post further shows that less than half of fathers living apart from their children are involved in their children’s lives in a meaningful way.

“All too often it is assumed that the mother should take the children. This forces many fathers, who are good and caring parents, to live without their children,” managing partner of Divorce Lawyers for Men, Jeanne Sockle said.

Only 18% of fathers going through divorce are granted custody in court, according to the Divorce Lawyers for Men infographic.

“Too often in divorce, men are forced into uphill battles for the right to see their children,” Sockle said.

While these statistics might seem grim to dads looking for full or joint custody of their children, various sources report that men's custody has been on the rise.

According to the New York Times article ‘More Fathers Are Getting Custody in Divorce’ by Lisa Belkin, “There are now 2.2 million divorced women in the United States who do not have primary physical custody of their children, and an estimated 50 percent of fathers who seek such custody in a disputed divorce are granted it.”

At the same time, more family law firms are focusing on men’s rights during divorce. Divorce Lawyers for Men is an example of this.

“Before separate Family Law Courts were even created, our lawyers were fighting for men’s rights in divorce through the trial courts” Sockle said. “The firm takes pride in our successes in and outside the courtroom on behalf of husbands and fathers.”

You can see the Divorce Lawyers For Men infographic “The True Facts of Child Custody for Men” on their website at http://www.divorcelawyersformen.com/blog

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