Judge: Divorce cases skewed toward womenThe judge is stating the obvious. Something should be done.
One of New York's top judges started tongues wagging after suggesting divorce leaves men with the short end of the stick when it's time to divvy up the dough.
In a speech last week, Court of Appeals Judge Robert Smith suggested courts aren't always gender-neutral - and the marriage contract is often skewed in favor of the woman, according to the New York Law Journal.
In divorce cases involving working women and stay-at-home husbands, Smith said he suspects men still don't get their fair share.
"I read a case where the wife was a dental hygienist and the husband said, 'That's marital property.' The court said, 'You're right, it is marital property. You are getting 7%,'" the Law Journal quoted Smith saying Thursday in a speech to the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Monday, January 31, 2005
Divorce cases skewed toward women
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