Tag: Fatherhood



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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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.



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.



Hague Convention: Timeline To Contest Children’s Removal

The Hague Convention is a treaty between countries that agree to cooperate and abide by one set of laws – the Hague Convention – for the return of children removed from their home country in custody disputes. The Hague is implemented in the United States, though not every country has joined the Hague Convention. There are several articles of the Hague Convention, but this article...

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What Are An Unwed Father’s Legal Responsibilities?

What Are An Unwed Father’s Legal Responsibilities?

Marriage rates have reached an all-time low meaning more children are being born out of wedlock. This issue of paternity is one of the more complex areas of family law. Many men are curious about what an unwed father’s legal responsibilities are to a child born outside of a marriage. Will he automatically have to pay child support? Is he the legal father of the...

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Protecting Fathers Rights: Agency Sued For Removing Children

A previous men’s rights article discussed a lawsuit filed on behalf of fathers rights after a welfare agency placed children in foster care rather than let them live with their fathers. Both dads were active, involved fathers who shared child custody with the children’s mother. They argued their children should have immediately been sent to live with them after they were removed from their mothers’...

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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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Men’s Rights Spotlight: Fathers and Families

Men’s Rights Spotlight: Fathers and Families

This is the first in a series of articles highlighting men’s rights organizations. Fathers and Families improves the lives of children and strengthens society by protecting the child’s right to the love and care of both parents after separation or divorce. We seek better lives for children through family court reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers. Decades of research show...

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Paternity Law: Stepfathers Can Be Ruled ‘Dad’

Paternity Law: Stepfathers Can Be Ruled ‘Dad’

A stepfather is just as much a father as the biological dad when it comes to paternity suits, according to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The court ruled that the child’s stepfather as well as the child’s biological father should both be parties when the legal presumption of fatherhood is decided on matters establishing paternity and child support.


Presidential Candidates Call For Changes To Family Law System

Presidential Candidates Call For Changes To Family Law System

Our friends fighting for father’s rights at Fathers and Families have spoken with at least six presidential (or likely presidential) candidates who have come out in favor of leveling the playing field for men. The candidates’ platforms range from criticizing family courts of having an “extreme anti-male bias” (Newt Gingrich) to admitting there is a need for reform but it must be done on the...

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