Tag: Fatherhood


Mar

03

2014
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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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

12

2012

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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Mar

06

2012
Japan: The “Black Hole” For Abducted Children

Japan: The “Black Hole” For Abducted Children

Japan is called “a black hole” where once abducted children enter, they never return. No one knows this painful reality better than Paul Toland, a left-behind parent whose daughter, Erika, was abducted to Japan in 2003 and has been held there since. Toland is a commander in the U.S. Navy, has testified before Congress (pictured) on this issue, and co-founded the organization Bring Abducted Children...

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Feb

24

2012

Paternity Laws: Overcoming Putative Father Presumption

Paternity Laws Question: My wife and I are getting divorced. She is pregnant with another man’s baby and will probably have the baby before our divorce is final. What do I need to do to protect myself against having to pay child support for the child that is not biologically mine, but will likely be born while I am married to the child’s mother? Do...

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Feb

24

2012
Filmmaker Examines Fathers Rights In America

Filmmaker Examines Fathers Rights In America

Nicholas Szabo is a filmmaker whose documentary “Father Figure” examines America’s problem with fathers rights. You can learn more about Szabo’s film and actually watch the full 99-minute movie by visiting the “Father Figure” website.


Feb

21

2012

Denying Fathers Rights To Visitation

Fathers Rights Question: My wife and I are currently separated, but the divorce has not been finalized, and she is denying my visitation rights to my children. We have no child custody agreement and no child support agreement, however I have been paying her money for the past year. This past month I didn’t have money to pay her so she has denied me from...

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Feb

17

2012

One Senator’s Efforts For Shared Parenting

All children need two parents in their lives even if their parents are divorced. This concept of the importance of shared parenting is not lost on Washington State Sen. Jim Kastama, who is known as the Washington Legislature’s leading advocate for shared parenting and recently announced he is running for Washington’s Secretary of State. He also was invited on stage at a Blue October concert...

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Feb

02

2012
Utah Child Custody Bill Would Help Fathers Rights

Utah Child Custody Bill Would Help Fathers Rights

A bill in Utah would amend the state’s child custody laws by adding an anti-discrimination clause to the custody statute. Utah legislators have apparently realized the discrimination faced by men and fathers every day in family law courtrooms must stop and will now to need to make a law over something that should seem so obvious: you can’t discriminate against someone based on gender.


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.



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