The face of the Florida father is changing. Contrary to the tenets upon which fathers' rights were first established, a growing number of women are becoming the breadwinners that are increasingly responsible for child support and alimony. With more married fathers staying home with the kids, the administration of parental rights is rapidly changing.
The old formula of "boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy pays girl" no longer applies in many alimony situations. Although mothers still end up with primary custody in some cases, fathers are also pushing for increased parental rights. In fact, more fathers than ever are staying home to raise their children; in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 189,000 married dads made that choice.