Fatherhood


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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White Working-Class Women Should Not Raise Kids Alone

White Working-Class Women Should Not Raise Kids Alone

Recently, I stumbled across an article published in Slate with the shocking and horrific (to the men’s rights believers) title, “White Working-Class Women Should Raise Kids Alone.” Written by two scholars, this essay is an excerpt from their book “Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family.” The excerpt published in Slate argues, using the  example of “Lily,” that sometimes it’s better for a working-class...

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Divorce and Custody in a Social Media World

Divorce and Custody in a Social Media World

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer It is no secret that texts, tweets, emails and Facebook posts have drastically changed the way the world communicates. However, if you are anticipating a divorce or custody dispute in this text-happy world, it is important to slow down and remember that once you send that text you cannot get it back. Once you tweet or...

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5 Reasons You Should Support Men’s Rights

5 Reasons You Should Support Men’s Rights

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com The men’s rights movement is, on the basic level, a movement that seeks fairness for men in scenarios where women are presumed to have the advantage. Specifically, our website focus on men’s rights in the law because in almost every courtroom women have an inherent advantage. The concept of “men’s rights” gets members of both genders riled up for often...

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Parental Kidnapping In America

Parental Kidnapping In America

As a specialist in cross-border child custody disputes who has provided expert testimony on parental kidnapping for 15 years, Mauren Dabbagh is not only well-versed professionally, but she also has a personal connection to the issue. Dabbagh’s daughter was abducted and taken to the Middle East by her ex-husband. She had no communication with her daughter for 17 years until they were reunited in 2010....

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Parental Alienation 911

Jill Egizii and Family Law Judge Michele Lowrance have teamed together to create the workbook “Parental Alienation 911,” which is a compilation of research, expert interviews and solutions to apply to real cases. Jill is an alienated mother and the President of the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization, and Michele has been a Domestic Relations Judge since 1995 and frequently appears on nationally syndicated TV and...

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A Case Study: Stopping Child Support While Incarcerated

A Case Study: Stopping Child Support While Incarcerated

By Sara Pitcher Cordell & Cordell Noblesville, Indiana Divorce Lawyer Incarceration may be grounds for modifying your child support obligation. Your modified child support obligation would likely be based on your actual income while you are incarcerated, including any funds available to you for paying support. The Indiana Supreme Court case of Lambert v. Lambert stated that the father’s pre-incarceration income could not be imputed...

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Options For Law Enforcement When Ex-Wife Denies Visitation

Options For Law Enforcement When Ex-Wife Denies Visitation

Fathers Rights To Visitation Question: My ex-wife and I live on different coasts of the country. We are expected to split transportation costs when my children come live with me for several weeks a few times a year. Obviously it is not cheap, and my ex-wife is refusing to make travel arrangements because she said she cannot afford the travel expenses. So I agreed to...

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Grandparents Rights To Visitation

It’s not uncommon for a grandparent’s access to their grandchildren to be thwarted by divorce and even family disputes. The issue of grandparents’ rights to visitation was recently heard by the Alabama Supreme Court in a case where the grandparents’ rights were declined even when the grandchild’s parents were still married. The married couple denied the grandparents’ access to the child on account of a...

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