Although the general public may be the last to know it, the times have changed in family courts across the nation.
In contemporary divorce courts, mothers are routinely ordered to pay child support to fathers, who have primary custody of their children.
And, in modern family courts, wives are not infrequently ordered to pay spousal support or alimony to their soon-to-be ex-husbands.
The recession and its impact on men’s employment and earnings has only accelerated and magnified pre-existing emerging trends.
Nowadays, dads are more likely than ever to be home with the kids or, at the least, sharing more caregiving duties more of the time.
And moms are more likely than ever to be out working, and working more hours – and more than occasionally outearning their husbands and former husbands.