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Alimony Reform Bills Filed In Florida

With the recent filing of two proposed bills, Florida politicians are spearheading efforts to move alimony reform forward within a state widely believed to be among the worst toward men when it comes to awarding spousal support. Rep. Ritch Workman and Sen. Diaz de la Portilla have filed identical bills in the House and Senate, respectively, and will work to convince legislators that the state’s...

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More States Considering Alimony Reform

Could alimony reform be on its way to West Virginia? Following advantageous changes to alimony laws in favor of men’s rights in several states, such as Massachusetts and Tennessee, West Virginia will now consider adopting guidelines similar to child support for awarding spousal support. West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Workman said currently alimony awards are inconsistent and unpredictable since there is no framework...

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Study: Presumed Equal Child Custody Works

When Denmark passed legislation making equal child custody the default custodial arrangement, it was met with expected controversy and hostility toward men’s rights. Four years later, a study shows that presumed 50-50 child custody arrangements can work with the help of motivated parents, proving this model could exist in the U.S. The Parental Responsibility Act created the “7/7” solution where children spend alternating weeks with...

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Fathers Rights Violated: Dads Sue Agency For Putting Kids In Foster Care

Two dads have filed lawsuits claiming their fathers rights were violated when a child welfare agency put their children in foster care rather than let the kids live with their fathers after the children were removed from their mothers’ care because of neglect. After the Washington D.C. Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) removed the children and placed them in foster care, Sam Wilson and...

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Paying Child Support For A Kid That Is Not Mine

Child Support Question: How do child support laws handle issues of potential paternity fraud? My former girlfriend and I had a child out of wedlock who I pay child support for, though I rarely see him. I’ve learned my ex lied to me about being the father and just wanted someone to help support the child. Can I take a paternity test to officially determine...

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Men’s Rights Advocating For Fathers Rights

The battle for fair play in family law courtrooms is an uphill struggle as dads fight for fathers rights. There is an institutional bias against men and fathers that is perpetuated by an emerging group think that unfortunately elevates the interest of women above the interest of men. The law is supposed to protect from leanings of individual judges, but family law invites that sort...

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Men’s Rights Also Focuses On Dads Rights

Men’s Rights Helping Change Dads Rights Dads rights is not just about fighting for grown men. It’s also about ensuring your children have their right to have an active father presence in their lives. Though it may seem the family courts want dads to be nothing more than ATMs with limited visitation, supporters of dads rights reiterate that no one can replace you as your...

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Men’s Rights Spotlight: Fathers and Families

Men’s Rights Spotlight: Fathers and Families

This is the first in a series of articles highlighting men’s rights organizations. Fathers and Families improves the lives of children and strengthens society by protecting the child’s right to the love and care of both parents after separation or divorce. We seek better lives for children through family court reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers. Decades of research show...

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Bill Would Give Rights To Unwed Biological Fathers

Bill Would Give Rights To Unwed Biological Fathers

A package of laws designed to give biological fathers rights when their child is born to a married woman is awaiting a vote in the Michigan legislature. Currently, Michigan law does not give parental rights to biological fathers if the mother of the child is married at the time of the child’s birth to another man. Daniel Quinn wanted visitation rights and to pay child...

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Against Lifetime Alimony

Men’s rights was delivered a victory by the Tennessee Supreme Court in a case that could determine the future of how alimony is awarded in that state. In a unanimous decision, the state’s highest court ruled the award of lifetime alimony and attorney fees to a man’s ex-wife were inappropriate because the wife was healthy, held a stable well-paying job and received considerable assets through...

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