Fatherhood


You’ve Won Primary Custody! Now What?

You’ve Won Primary Custody! Now What?

Congratulations to you! You have won primary custody of your child in court! The court has decided that you are able to provide a better living situation than your co-parent. Now what? Because the ball is in your court, you will have to work on creating a visitation schedule with your co-parent. This will require you laying out your work schedule in order to better...

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Studies: Children Better Off With Present Fathers

Studies: Children Better Off With Present Fathers

Children add a level of levity into the lives of their parents that wasn’t there before. They bring out something special inside of them that they did not know that they previously had. Trusting a sense of right and wrong inside of you is so scary, that one of the main goals of parenting is to not mess things up. This level of uncertainty scares...

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Happy Young Father is Playing with his newborn baby girl at home, and kissing noses together.  Vintage style color filter.

Horford Situation Reveals Evolution in Paternity Leave Opinion

Paternity leave is a fairly controversial topic that often finds itself put in the mainstream spotlight through athletics. Athletes will often miss games throughout the course of a season, due to the birth of a child, and while the players and the teams are often understanding and accommodating, not everyone surrounding the team shares in that gracious attitude. Recently, Boston Celtics center Al Horford missed...

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Everything You Need To Know About Putative Father Registries

Everything You Need To Know About Putative Father Registries

Last month, Christopher Emanuel won a legal battle that lasted more than a year to gain custody of his child whose mother had placed up for adoption without his knowledge. Christopher and his girlfriend initially planned to keep their baby until Christopher met his girlfriend’s parents and they discovered he is African-American. Appalled, the racist couple convinced their daughter to put her baby up for...

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5 Reasons To Support Men’s Rights

5 Reasons To Support Men’s Rights

There are many reasons to support Men’s Rights, but it becomes quickly apparent from looking at the state of rulings in family courts that reform is desperately needed. If you are unaware of the injustices men face when it comes to divorce and obtaining fair custody of their children, this quick video will hopefully demonstrate why change is necessary. Check out several shocking divorce facts...

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Happy Father’s Day

For divorced dads, Father’s Day can be tough, particularly if you can’t celebrate it with your kids. You are probably like most divorced dads — you’re trying to do the best you can in a flawed situation. You face many challenges in addition to the difficulties married dads face: You may have to deal with child support, custody arrangements, a biased court system or a strained...

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Unwed Fathers: Securing Your Parental Rights

Unwed Fathers: Securing Your Parental Rights

Many unwed fathers may have no idea that their parental rights are at the whim of the mother unless paternity is formally established through the courts, which can cause serious problems in the event of a breakup. You and your partner have been living together for 20 years, but are not married. You had two children together, a daughter and a son, who are now...

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Parental Alienation & Its Impact on Fathers

Parental Alienation & Its Impact on Fathers

By Katie Davis It’s time to stop debating whether or not parental alienation exists. It does. Many psychologists and law professionals now consider this type of alienation and its affect on children to be a condition. Because this usually occurs when a parent with more custodial duties alienates a child from the other parent, and because men still represent the larger group of non-custodial parents,...

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Gender Stereotypes Affect Men, Too

Gender Stereotypes Affect Men, Too

It is not just women that are affected by ongoing gender stereotypes. Men have to deal with such ideas as well, and they do on a regular basis. In fact, such male stereotypes can have extremely negative affects on divorce, child support or child custody cases for men. Recently, Men’s Divorce reported on this issue and took a look at how such viewpoints might actually harm a...

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