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Relevant numbers re American households and linked custody questions

On Behalf of | Jan 8, 2020 | Divorce |

The United States has always been a nation centrally spotlighted for wide-ranging reasons. In fact, the country is an exemplar of uniqueness in many realms, ranging from its singular history to the composition and character of its people.

That means this: The U.S. tops global lists relevant to seemingly endless subject matter.

Notably, that includes a topic germane to family law, which we duly spotlight for our readers across Connecticut today in this Berdon, Young & Margolis blog entry.

To wit, and as reported by researchers from the Pew Research Center: The percentage of homes in the United States featuring one or more children and a single parent far exceeds the share of such households existing in any other country.

In fact, it dwarfs it, as findings from a recently released center study focusing upon 130 nations and territories indicate. Reportedly, about 7% of households with children worldwide are administered by only one parent. Conversely, that percentage is eclipsed by more than threefold in the U.S., where single-parent homes comprise nearly one-quarter of all households.

That phenomenon and sheer differentiation logically leads to questions and concerns linked to child custody in divorce matters. Who gets the kids? How is visitation configured for a noncustodial parent? How and when can custody modifications based on altered circumstances be worked out?

We drill down into all those matters and more on our firm’s website page devoted to child-centric issues in divorce. Those range broadly from physical and legal custody to shared custody, the tailored crafting of parenting plans and relevant judicial orders.

We note from long professional experience as family law advocates that assessing what is important in custody matters “always comes down to the children and what’s right for them.”

We highly value our readers and contacts to the firm concerning any family law question or concern.