Tag: Abuse


May

13

2014
Violence and Abuse Happens to Men too

Violence and Abuse Happens to Men too

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer Whether it is the “deadbeat dad”, the stupid and lazy husband, or the violent criminal, the mass media is full of distorted and negative portrayals of men.  While cognizant of the distorted portrayal of men in the media, it is beyond disappointing that this twisted portrayal has made its way into the Public Service Announcements for...

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Dec

07

2012
Our American Justice System: Equal and Fair?

Our American Justice System: Equal and Fair?

Submitted by Anonymous I worked as a domestic violence advocate for a Midwest domestic violence shelter for about five years. This article and my other (“Inside Story: Domestic Violence Shelters“) are based upon my education in the field of criminal justice and domestic violence as well as personal experiences I encountered during my employment. I truly believe that the United States legal/justice system is the...

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Jun

04

2012

Are There Laws To Protect A Man From An Ex-Wife’s False Report?

A legal system that was designed to protect against abuse is itself being abused, as described in the previous article “How Your Ex-Wife Can Legally Keep Your Kids From You.” The power of false allegations of abuse is undeniable, but the story of Darryl Ginyard gives hope to all fathers being denied their rights to see their children.


Jun

04

2012

How Your Ex-Wife Can Legally Keep Your Kids From You

High-conflict divorces are often followed by varying degrees of custodial interference combined with false allegations of abuse. A vengeful ex-wife may deny a father telephone access to his children, interfere with a dad’s participation in their children’s sports events or school activities, or thwart a dad’s pre-arranged parenting time by refusing visitation. One tried-and-true tactic used in keeping the children away from their father –...

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May

09

2012
Inside Story: Domestic Violence Shelters

Inside Story: Domestic Violence Shelters

Submitted by Anonymous I have worked as a counselor in a domestic violence shelter in the Midwest for more than five years. I enjoyed my job when it was legitimate, when I was helping an actual victim of domestic violence overcome their past, their trauma, and move on with their lives. However, day-by-day, week-by-week, it became more and more obvious that the business of domestic...

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Apr

20

2012
Parental Kidnapping In America

Parental Kidnapping In America

As a specialist in cross-border child custody disputes who has provided expert testimony on parental kidnapping for 15 years, Mauren Dabbagh is not only well-versed professionally, but she also has a personal connection to the issue. Dabbagh’s daughter was abducted and taken to the Middle East by her ex-husband. She had no communication with her daughter for 17 years until they were reunited in 2010....

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Mar

29

2012

False Allegations Of Domestic Violence

When it comes to domestic violence awareness, most of the attention is paid to abused women. But readers of MensRights.com know all too well how prevalent domestic violence against men is. You also know how false allegations of abuse are being used against you, primarily for strategic legal reasons. MensRights.com editor Matt Allen discussed the issue of domestic violence against men in divorce and child...

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Feb

29

2012

8 Ways A Restraining Order Can Affect You

By Sarah Long Cordell & Cordell Minnesota Divorce Lawyer Restraining orders, also known as protective orders or orders of protection, are better known as tactical nuclear weapons in family law cases. A system that was designed to protect against abuse is itself being abused. The misuse of restraining orders by women when going through a divorce is one of the more prevalent and unfortunate trends...

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Jan

24

2012

Top 10 Fathers Rights Facts

Some of the most popular articles on MensRights.com deal with the facts and figures of discrimination against men and fathers that are so often overlooked by society and mainstream media. This list of fathers rights facts is provided by the Father’s Rights Council of Georgia, an organization dedicated to helping fathers learn their rights, use their rights, and build productive unhindered relationships with their children.


Nov

16

2011

Using Restraining Orders To Gain Access To Marital Home

Living with a spouse you are divorcing can be awkward and tension-filled, but it’s often a necessity many men have to deal with either because of economics or the strategic edge gained by remaining in the marital home. Until a court order is entered awarding one party exclusive possession of the marital home, both parties have an equal right to continue to reside at the...

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