Divorce is undoubtedly extremely traumatizing and tough to deal with for both the husband and the wife. No matter how long both have lived with each other, there are always some things that trouble both the parties after divorce as they have to struggle hard in order to get past the myriad of emotions. Some unavoidable arguments or issues can lead to the decision of ending up the marriage. As per the Australian Institute of Family Studies, one out of every 500 Australian gets divorced. However, with the term ‘divorce’ all that people focus on and think about are the women and their children, whereas, men are mostly overlooked in the matter. This infographic will explain how men in Australia deal with divorce.
Rights of men in divorce
Divorce rights of men and women mostly depend on the laws of the region. If we talk about Australia specifically, the rights of men and women in divorce are pretty similar. Divorce rights are not categorized on the basis of gender; however, the only rights that the state consider are children’s rights.
Do the fathers get child support, and how do they deal with it?
Well, in most of the cases, men are the ones to pay child support after divorce; however, any of the two parents can do so. Usually, the non-custodial parent is likely to pay for child support to the custodial parent. Child support is neither categorized as a man’s right or woman’s right, in fact, it is the child’s right hence if the mother is the non-custodial parent then she is required to pay child support to the custodial parent, i.e., her ex-husband.
Who would want to lose their kid? Every good parent wants to take the best care of their child. Children get extremely troubled with the divorce of their parents which is why there are strict laws of children’s right that helps the children to have a good relationship with both of their parents unless the situation is extreme. Australian law gives the custody of the child to the parent that has a better and stronger bond with the child but, better communication is highly important among both parties even after divorce for a safer future of their kid.
Who takes the assets after divorce?
Divorce does not only mean living in separate houses without each other; it brings along several things to be made clear in order to avoid future consequences. Assets settlement is another daunting and challenging part of the process. To protect the assets after a divorce, men should try to keep their property, and other belongings separate since the start.
Some cases, however, can be critical; for example, if the couple used to run a business together, they both should clear their roles and be fair with their job. Prepare a will for your resources and properties yourself, which will make things very simpler for you.
Effects of divorce on men
Men might look pretty strong from the outside, but they do have emotions and feel things. Divorce can have various effects on men and their lifestyle. From psychological effects to physical ones, men try hard to cope with their life alone once again. Not every divorce case is the same, some leave lighter effects, some leave worst effects, and some leave no effects at all. It all depends on the circumstances and reasons for divorce. If men feel that they are unable to get their life back on track, a psychologist is highly recommended. Bringing back the broken pieces of life and planning a better future ahead after divorce is easier said than done, but time surely heals everything.
The infographic below explains a lot about how men deal with divorce in Australia so, without any further ado, check it out.
Infographic by: Kooliklaw.com.au