A recent article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reviewed recent studies that reveal how single women in South Florida are outperforming single men in education, home buying and earnings. As a divorce attorney at a family law practice, we’ve seen the trends from Fort Lauderdale to Miami to Boca Raton. We see them in the financial details of divorce actions – and the confidence of women who have elevated their lives as compared to previous generations.
From single 20-somethings to widows and divorcees, women no longer are content to trust or rely on the men in their lives. They’re moving ahead with their careers and personal finances.
While home ownership, education, careers and earnings are up for women, so, too, is the need to pay alimony, child support or both if they divorce, notes the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
“It’s no longer assumed that the husband will be the top wage earner,” Fort Lauderdale family law attorney Barry Finkel told the Sun-Sentinel.