Divorce is a difficult process for all parties involved — however, as a man going through the legal process, it can seem that your perspective, your issues, and your concerns may not be receiving the attention they deserve. Women are historically favored in divorce cases, and it is important for you to protect your financial assets and receive appropriate custody over your child(ren). To ensure that your rights are protected and your best interests are accounted for, it is important to secure the representation of a family law attorney with experience in mens rights cases to help you obtain the best possible resolution.
Common Issues Men Face During Divorce
Oftentimes men face difficulties during divorce, especially in Maryland, where the court follows an “equitable distribution” statute. This means that, in most cases, the state will divide marital property equally between spouses unless specified otherwise through a prenuptial agreement. However, you do have rights during a divorce, and it is important to ask a knowledgeable family law attorney how your assets might be affected.
The men that we represent during divorce often ask the following questions:
- How can I protect everything that I have earned?
- What happens if my wife tries to keep our children from me?
- I own a business that may be destroyed in the divorce process. How can I protect it?
The Rights Men Have During A Divorce
When you go through a divorce, your former spouse cannot force you to leave your current residency and vice versa. Likewise, you cannot be subjected to paying for 100% of financial support, as the distribution is generally determined by the court. However, it is important to acquire the representation of a family law attorney who is well-versed in mens rights, especially if you believe your rights have been compromised.
Here are the primary rights men have during a divorce, and what you should fight for in court:
- Financial rights
- Child custody rights
- Housing rights
- Property/asset rights
How We Represent Men In Divorce Cases
The Maryland family law attorneys at SIEGELLAW work to help ensure that men are not unfairly burdened when issues of financial support and custody are considered. Our years of experience surrounding divorce and mens rights allow us to build highly persuasive cases for our clients, helping them achieve their goals and maintain the emotional and financial stability of their households. Regardless of your unique case, our attorneys will ensure that the complete history of your relationship is accounted for and that you are best represented during your case.
We offer our exceptional representation to men facing such issues as:
Speak With An Experienced Maryland Family Law Attorney
At SIEGELLAW, we understand where men going through a divorce are coming from, where they would like to go and how they can get there. Our more than 20 years of experience in divorce and other family law issues help our male clients effectively fight to protect their rights and lay the foundation for a better future. Let us help you secure the resolution you are seeking to your family law matter.