Compared to previous generations, Florida couples getting married in the 21st century are more likely to face future family law issues, such as child custody, visitation, parenting plans and time-sharing schedules. Gender dynamics and socioeconomic trends are shaping family life, and they are creating shifts in traditional gender roles. As a result, divorce is a more likely occurrence in modern families.
According to a recent research study conducted by sociologists in Sweden, traditional gender roles in marriage is being challenged by progressive societal attitudes, which, in turn, create friction for married couples. Specifically, the researchers discovered that women who earned less than their husbands or nothing at all when they got married are more likely to divorce if their earning power or careers surpass their spouses over the course of the marriage.
The issue observed by Swedish researchers is related to breadwinner roles, which means that the problem is not isolated to wives whose incomes rise significantly after getting married. Husbands can also deal with this situation if they were not the primary breadwinners at the time of their weddings. Not many couples will handle shifts in breadwinner roles smoothly. If a woman becomes the head of the household, her husband may not be willing to contribute financially when his income improves, which is bound to create friction.
Given the shifting state of gender dynamics, Florida couples who feel that divorce is imminent should seek counsel from a family law firm that can help with issues like child custody disputes, parenting time, child support, alimony and many others. Above all, couples should not let gender dynamics impact their emotions or personal philosophies when dealing with divorce. It is always better to let family law attorneys help with cases related to separation and dissolution of marriage.