Legislation


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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The Man Behind New Jersey Alimony Reform

With men representing 97% of alimony payors, alimony reform has become a key mens rights issue. States such as Massachusetts have already enacted sweeping alimony reform, while others, including New Jersey, are in the preliminary stages of updated archaic alimony laws. Republican Assemblyman Sean Kean is one of the driving forces behind alimony reform in New Jersey. His resolution calling for the creation of a...

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One Senator’s Efforts For Shared Parenting

All children need two parents in their lives even if their parents are divorced. This concept of the importance of shared parenting is not lost on Washington State Sen. Jim Kastama, who is known as the Washington Legislature’s leading advocate for shared parenting and recently announced he is running for Washington’s Secretary of State. He also was invited on stage at a Blue October concert...

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Utah Child Custody Bill Would Help Fathers Rights

Utah Child Custody Bill Would Help Fathers Rights

A bill in Utah would amend the state’s child custody laws by adding an anti-discrimination clause to the custody statute. Utah legislators have apparently realized the discrimination faced by men and fathers every day in family law courtrooms must stop and will now to need to make a law over something that should seem so obvious: you can’t discriminate against someone based on gender.


Alimony Reform Gaining National Attention

Alimony Reform Gaining National Attention

The Florida alimony reform movement is gaining national attention. News anchor Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show “Anderson” will highlight alimony problems facing men in Florida and across the country in an upcoming episode. Florida’s leading reform group, Florida Alimony Reform, says with no guidelines in the current Florida alimony laws, awards often last until death, and payments can be more than 70 percent of a...

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