Monday, 23 January 2012

The Perils of ‘having it all’

The Daily Mail reported today on the strain that being a ‘bread winning mum’ can put on a marriage.

Lawyers who provide divorce advice know only too well that one partner’s failure to achieve an acceptable work/life balance is, sadly, often cited by the other in divorce proceedings as having contributed to the marriage breakdown. Traditionally this has been a complaint of the wife and mother but the increasing number of high earning wives and stay at home dads may be turning this on its head.

When it comes to disentangling a couple’s finances post divorce the court will recognise both parties’ contributions to the family, be they financial or as a home maker, when deciding on a divorce settlement. This will be the case regardless of how the couple have chosen to divide their roles in the marriage and these days it is not only high profile female celebrities who could be expected to make financial provision for the family after a divorce.

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