Tag: Child Custody



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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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.


How To Fight Parental Alienation

How To Fight Parental Alienation

If you’ve been systematically pushed out of your child’s life by a former partner who repeatedly criticizes and deprecates you in front of your child, then you are all too familiar with parental alienation. When trying to combat parental alienation, heed the advice of family law attorney Brian Ludmer, who has been a featured speaker at the Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome. Ludmer has...

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Status Of Men’s Rights Bills

The last couple months have featured a variety of states proposing, adopting or rejecting numerous men’s rights bills that primarily addressed outdated alimony and child custody laws. Some states are clearly moving in the right direction toward promoting father’s rights (Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee) while others have stalled (Alabama). Thanks to our partners at CordellCordell.com, here is a snapshot of the status of some of...

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David Goldman: The Effects of Child Abduction on Fathers

Overcoming the unimaginable was the theme at the root of David Goldman’s remarkable story and his fight for a father’s right to be reunited with his abducted son, Sean. In 2004, David’s then-wife took their son to Brazil for a brief vacation, but she refused to return starting a complex international custody and abduction battle that took five years until David was reunited with Sean....

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Why Courts Benefit From Discriminating Against Men

As a father’s rights activist, Stanley Charles Thorne is part of a civil rights movement seeking to give men rights in the courtroom as part of their human right to fundamental fairness. Since 85 percent of custodial parents are mothers, Thorne says studies are proving court-ordered fatherlessness is creating systemic social pathology in juveniles on an unprecedented scale. “Instead of starting with equality and fairness,...

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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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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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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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