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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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Movie Looks At The Power Of False Allegations

A system designed to protect from abuse is being abused. False allegations of abuse are increasingly rampant in today’s family law courtrooms because of how easy it is to obtain orders of protection that give a huge advantage to one side – usually the woman’s side. Tom Lemons explored this injustice in his latest film “DVI: The Inside Story,” a documentary that looks at the...

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Men’s Rights Is A Civil Rights Issue

“Profiling of different groups based on skin color, age, disabilities, etc., is not permissible. We regard these generalizations as being deplorable in virtually every sphere of civil rights, but for some reason these generalizations and assumptions are permissible as they pertain to men in domestic scenarios.” That quote comes from MensRights.com founder Joseph Cordell‘s latest Huffington Post column, “Divorce Civil Rights.” Cordell says there are...

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Alimony Reform Becomes A Reality

Supporters are hoping the recently approved changes to Massachusetts’ “archaic” alimony laws will trigger successful alimony reforms in other states. One of the driving forces behind alimony reform is Elizabeth Benedict, a journalist and novelist whose op-ed piece in the Boston Globe in 2008 helped the Massachusetts alimony reform movement gain momentum. Current alimony laws are written to be gender neutral, but the fact that...

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Paternity Law: Stepfathers Can Be Ruled ‘Dad’

Paternity Law: Stepfathers Can Be Ruled ‘Dad’

A stepfather is just as much a father as the biological dad when it comes to paternity suits, according to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The court ruled that the child’s stepfather as well as the child’s biological father should both be parties when the legal presumption of fatherhood is decided on matters establishing paternity and child support.


Mothers Being Prosecuted For Parental Kidnapping

Mothers Being Prosecuted For Parental Kidnapping

A Michigan woman who fled the state after refusing to turn over her children to their dad, the custodial parent, has been arrested and charged with two counts of custodial interference a.k.a. parental kidnapping. This news comes as it’s also being reported that three children kidnapped four years ago by their mother have been located in Mexico and will be reunited with their family.


Presidential Candidates Call For Changes To Family Law System

Presidential Candidates Call For Changes To Family Law System

Our friends fighting for father’s rights at Fathers and Families have spoken with at least six presidential (or likely presidential) candidates who have come out in favor of leveling the playing field for men. The candidates’ platforms range from criticizing family courts of having an “extreme anti-male bias” (Newt Gingrich) to admitting there is a need for reform but it must be done on the...

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Who Is Responsible For Child Support If Paternity Is In Doubt?

Paternity law is one of the fastest growing areas of family law due to the increasing number of children born out of wedlock. When financially supporting the child through child support is involved, this confusing area of law becomes even more complex. In this divorce article, I’ll review two major issues of paternity law: signing the birth certificate will not necessarily obligate a man to...

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Huffington Post Shines A Light On Men’s Rights

Huffington Post Shines A Light On Men’s Rights

“The father’s rights movement isn’t an anti-mom or anti-woman movement; it’s an anti-unfairness movement. It just so happens that moms have most of the power in the family court system in America.” That quote kicked off one of the few men’s rights articles The Huffington Post has published on its website. Written by MensRights.com sponsor and Cordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell, the article outlines...

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Documentary Reveals Family Courts Abuse Of Father’s Rights

Documentary Reveals Family Courts Abuse Of Father’s Rights

Renowned filmmaker Janks Morton turns his lens to the controversial family court system that is removing father’s rights in his documentary “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” set to debut July 26 in Washington, D.C. Morton uses the stories of five men to reveal how millions of others fathers and their children are unjustly separated from each other by family courts under the guise of “the best...

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