The Role of a Father Coming from an Arizona Divorce is Ever-changing

No couple starts their marriage with the intent of going through an Arizona divorce. Unfortunately, divorces have become all too frequent and are leaving more fathers living apart from their children.

A quick look at the numbers
According to the Pew Research Center, more and more fathers are living apart from their children:

  • In 1960, approximately 11% of children did not live with their fathers
  • That number rose to 27% in 2010

Does race have anything to do with it?
A Pew Research Center analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth found a strong correlation between race/ethnicity and living arrangements between fathers and their children. Nearly:

  • 44% of black fathers live apart from their children
  • 35% of Hispanic fathers live apart from their children
  • 21% of white fathers live apart from their children

At-home fathers are more involved
Research also suggests that fathers who live with their children are more active in their child's day-to-day lives, helping more with activities such as:

  • Meal preparation
  • Homework
  • Playing

There is a lot more information available to you if you are facing a divorce. Contact us today to order our free book, Arizona Family Law - How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.

If you are facing a divorce, especially with children involved, contact one of our experienced Arizona family law attorneys at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).

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