Legislation


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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Why The Opposition To Shared Parenting, New York?

Why The Opposition To Shared Parenting, New York?

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer A quick search on Google shows that “shared parenting” is a hot button issue in many states across the nation. Shared parenting refers to two parents who have divorced or separated, or who were never married, sharing residential custody of their child on an equal or near equal basis and being equally empowered to make decisions...

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Equal Parenting Time Bill Unlikely To Pass

Equal Parenting Time Bill Unlikely To Pass

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com History repeats itself once again with proposed legislation in Nebraska to create the presumption of equal parenting time unlikely to pass in the Nebraska State Senate. Last month, MensRights.com published an article chronicling the exciting and promising custody reform in Nebraska, in particular the LB 1000 bill. The situation seemed encouraging, with the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts releasing...

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The End of No-Fault Divorce in Kansas?

The End of No-Fault Divorce in Kansas?

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com Kansas Rep. John Bradford has authored a bill that would essentially end “no fault” divorce for the entire state by eliminating “incompatibility” as grounds for divorce. Proponents of the bill claim the purpose of the new legislation is to encourage people to not get divorced and to instead work on their marriages. Rep. Bradford argued that the bill would not...

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Shocking Statistics Show the Bleak Reality of Joint Custody in Nebraska

Shocking Statistics Show the Bleak Reality of Joint Custody in Nebraska

In Nebraska, a debate is raging on the merits of joint custody, also known as shared parenting. As a result of the intense arguments brewing, the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts released a shocking report on child custody orders in the state. From 2002 to 2012: 72 percent of the time mothers were awarded sole or primary custody 13.8 percent of the time fathers...

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Kentucky Proposes Changing Child Support Laws

Kentucky Proposes Changing Child Support Laws

By Tara N. Brewer A proposed bill in Kentucky to modify the state’s “outdated” child support laws could lessen a child support payor’s obligations. Results from a 2008 survey for the state Child Support Guidelines Review Commission suggested that the analysis of parental spending plans are outdated, as the current analysis of parental spending plan is based off of data from 1987. Proponents of the...

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Our American Justice System: Equal and Fair?

Our American Justice System: Equal and Fair?

Submitted by Anonymous I worked as a domestic violence advocate for a Midwest domestic violence shelter for about five years. This article and my other (“Inside Story: Domestic Violence Shelters“) are based upon my education in the field of criminal justice and domestic violence as well as personal experiences I encountered during my employment. I truly believe that the United States legal/justice system is the...

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Japan: The “Black Hole” For Abducted Children

Japan: The “Black Hole” For Abducted Children

Japan is called “a black hole” where once abducted children enter, they never return. No one knows this painful reality better than Paul Toland, a left-behind parent whose daughter, Erika, was abducted to Japan in 2003 and has been held there since. Toland is a commander in the U.S. Navy, has testified before Congress (pictured) on this issue, and co-founded the organization Bring Abducted Children...

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