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Bill Would Eliminate Child Support In Joint Custody Cases

A proposed law in Missouri would eliminate child support in joint physical custody cases where the child would be spending equal or substantially equal time with both parents. However, both parents would need to sign an agreement consenting to no child support, the difference in the verified incomes of the parents must be less than 25 percent, and a finding must be made that such...

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Study Links Partner Violence Against Men To PTSD

Men comprise 25–50% of all intimate partner violence victims in a given year and now researchers have published the first studies linking domestic abuse against men by their female partners to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, according to the American Psychological Association. PTSD is a psychiatric condition that can follow the experience of a traumatic incident and the experience of intimate partner violence is generally...

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Using DNA To Exonerate Paternity Fraud Victims From Child Support

A Texas bill could help exonerate men from their duty to pay child support in circumstances involving mistaken paternity and paternity fraud. If the alleged father can prove through DNA testing that the child he is ordered to pay support for is not biologically his, then he would be released from his child support obligation, according to Texas Senate Bill 785. The bill was passed...

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Ohio Sued Over Alleged Child Support Overpayments

In a stand for father’s rights, Ohio is being sued over claims that the state has over collected more than $176 million in child support payments in violation of state statutes and federal regulations. The class action lawsuit against Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) alleges the over collection of payments was wrongfully taken from more than 114,000 child support payers, the majority...

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One Woman’s Advocacy For Father’s Rights

Molly Olson watched as three fathers she knew well had their relationships with their children destroyed by the family courts. That’s why the married mother with no children decided to become one of the leading advocates for father’s rights and family law reform. Olson is the founder of the Center for Parental Responsibility and is currently working toward the passage of a Joint Physical Custody...

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Child Support for Children Born Out of Wedlock

Almost 26 percent of children in the United States are being raised by single parents, according to research done by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. As more children are being born out of wedlock, establishment of child support payments to financially support a child of a single parent is becoming more commonplace. If you are the father of a child, but are not...

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How United Kingdom’s New Paternity Leave Rules Compare to U.S.

In early April, the United Kingdom took another step on the road to equal paternity rights. While the Additional Paternity Leave (APL) regulations initially came about in April 2010, they will finally start coming into play as the British government just recently decided to officially move forward with the ruling. By no means does the UK’s newly constructed paternity rules represent radical change. It appears...

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Ten Facts About Parental Alienation

April is Parental Alienation Awareness Month so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss 10 facts about parental alienation. (Also, read my related column “Parental Alienation Awareness Month.”) Dr. Amy Baker is a highly respected researcher in the field of parental alienation and the author of the seminal book “Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome.” She previously was interviewed on DadsDivorce.com about...

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Legalizing Misandry: How It’s Becoming Institutionalized

Dr. Katherine Young and Dr. Paul Nathanson have published a series of books on misandry, the hatred of men, and unless the way society changes how it treats men they may be writing about misandry for a long time. “If you take a close look at the writings on both misogyny and misandry, it looks very much like warfare out there,” Young said. “It doesn’t...

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Status of Shared Parenting Bills

Across the nation, pivotal family law reform bills are currently before state legislatures. Most bills deal with equally shared parenting, along with a few addressing visitation interference and temporary custody orders. Many interested parties, including the mens divorce attorneys at Cordell & Cordell, are paying attention to these bills in anticipation of much needed change. The American Coalition for Fathers and Children distributes an e-newsletter...

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