Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/06/2013 -- Though in today's modern world it seems things between the sexes are evening out, the same cannot be said for child custody and child support. For the past several years, Fathers have not only been on the losing end of the custody battle but also receive a shockingly low amount of child support when they are awarded custody.
According to US Census.gov, from 1993 to 2009 on average, mother's received custody almost 72% of the time over fathers. For example, in 1993, the average number of mother's who received custody was 84% while fathers came in at a mere 16%.
The most shocking part of this discovery, however, is the fact that the fathers who were lucky enough to receive custody received a considerably lower amount in child support than mothers who were rewarded custody. On average, in 2001, mothers received $6,781 whereas fathers rounded out at about $4,900.
These numbers are quite disparaging if you are a father looking to obtain custody during a divorce. However, with the help of an expert divorce attorney in Austin, your odds are significantly better.
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