Effects of Divorce on Children; the victims of the system

In 1994, the State of Florida was asked by 900,000 parents for help in making former spouses pay for support. In joint custody situations, 6-7% of parents are delinquent in making child support payments, compared to 45-75% in sole custody cases.

90% of fathers with joint custody pay ordered alimony/child support, compared to 79% with visitation privileges and 44% without visitation or joint custody.

Minimum visitation as defined by Florida amounts to 15.4% of the time with the child.

60% of joint custodians contribute “extras” compared to 20% in sole custody situations.

Child snatching by non-custodial parents is highly prevalent in sole custody situations and virtually non-existent in joint custody arrangements.Only 1 in 4 U.S. families today is a nuclear family, with two married parents and one or more children.

Fewer than 10% of divorce disputes go to trial.

90% of all homeless and runaway children are from single parent homes.

85% of all children with behavioral disorders are from single parent homes.
71% of all high school dropouts are from single parent homes.

75% of adolescents in chemical abuse centers are from single parent homes.

85% of those in prison today grew up in single parent homes.

71% of pregnant teenagers are from fatherless homes.

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes

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