Paternity


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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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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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Child Support When Paternity Is In Doubt

Paying child support can be a frustrating experience, especially when the child is not biologically yours. A CBS article reported a Dallas man was jailed because it was alleged he owed more than $50,000 in unpaid child support to a child that turned out was not his. The passing of a new Texas paternity law that gives men who doubt paternity a chance to file...

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Child Support In Paternity Cases

By Daniel Lambert Cordell & Cordell Family Law Attorney Each state will have its own laws and regulations governing paternity and child support. Where I practice, child support is set in paternity actions pursuant to each party’s income and the placement/visitation schedule awarded to each party. Child support only becomes effective through an order of the court. If there is no court order for child...

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Paternity Laws: Overcoming Putative Father Presumption

Paternity Laws Question: My wife and I are getting divorced. She is pregnant with another man’s baby and will probably have the baby before our divorce is final. What do I need to do to protect myself against having to pay child support for the child that is not biologically mine, but will likely be born while I am married to the child’s mother? Do...

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