Tag: Child Custody


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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Why The Opposition To Shared Parenting, New York?

Why The Opposition To Shared Parenting, New York?

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer A quick search on Google shows that “shared parenting” is a hot button issue in many states across the nation. Shared parenting refers to two parents who have divorced or separated, or who were never married, sharing residential custody of their child on an equal or near equal basis and being equally empowered to make decisions...

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Equal Parenting Time Bill Unlikely To Pass

Equal Parenting Time Bill Unlikely To Pass

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com History repeats itself once again with proposed legislation in Nebraska to create the presumption of equal parenting time unlikely to pass in the Nebraska State Senate. Last month, MensRights.com published an article chronicling the exciting and promising custody reform in Nebraska, in particular the LB 1000 bill. The situation seemed encouraging, with the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts releasing...

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Divorce and Custody in a Social Media World

Divorce and Custody in a Social Media World

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer It is no secret that texts, tweets, emails and Facebook posts have drastically changed the way the world communicates. However, if you are anticipating a divorce or custody dispute in this text-happy world, it is important to slow down and remember that once you send that text you cannot get it back. Once you tweet or...

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Shocking Statistics Show the Bleak Reality of Joint Custody in Nebraska

Shocking Statistics Show the Bleak Reality of Joint Custody in Nebraska

In Nebraska, a debate is raging on the merits of joint custody, also known as shared parenting. As a result of the intense arguments brewing, the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts released a shocking report on child custody orders in the state. From 2002 to 2012: 72 percent of the time mothers were awarded sole or primary custody 13.8 percent of the time fathers...

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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.


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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Options For Law Enforcement When Ex-Wife Denies Visitation

Options For Law Enforcement When Ex-Wife Denies Visitation

Fathers Rights To Visitation Question: My ex-wife and I live on different coasts of the country. We are expected to split transportation costs when my children come live with me for several weeks a few times a year. Obviously it is not cheap, and my ex-wife is refusing to make travel arrangements because she said she cannot afford the travel expenses. So I agreed to...

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Grandparents Rights To Visitation

It’s not uncommon for a grandparent’s access to their grandchildren to be thwarted by divorce and even family disputes. The issue of grandparents’ rights to visitation was recently heard by the Alabama Supreme Court in a case where the grandparents’ rights were declined even when the grandchild’s parents were still married. The married couple denied the grandparents’ access to the child on account of a...

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