Traditionally, stay at home moms have been looked at as guaranteed to win child custody. However, obtaining their full share of the marital pot has always been problematic. Not withstanding the evolution of shared custody, and men being recognized as entitled and able for child rearing when it comes to the money aspects of the marriage, stay at home moms often still receive less than half of the marital pot.
The breadwinner of the family inevitably believes that they are always entitled to the lion's share of the marital assets. The non-tangible benefits of the stay at home spouse in rearing children, taking care of all household responsibilities, and enabling the bread-winning spouse to actually increase earning potential is often forgotten, negated, and never given it’s true worth. It may be time for a more equal split of the marital assets.
Selected excerpt(s), photo and linked article courtesy of Naomi Cahn, Forbes.