Tag: Fatherhood



Who Is Responsible For Child Support If Paternity Is In Doubt?

Paternity law is one of the fastest growing areas of family law due to the increasing number of children born out of wedlock. When financially supporting the child through child support is involved, this confusing area of law becomes even more complex. In this divorce article, I’ll review two major issues of paternity law: signing the birth certificate will not necessarily obligate a man to...

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Documentary Reveals Family Courts Abuse Of Father’s Rights

Documentary Reveals Family Courts Abuse Of Father’s Rights

Renowned filmmaker Janks Morton turns his lens to the controversial family court system that is removing father’s rights in his documentary “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” set to debut July 26 in Washington, D.C. Morton uses the stories of five men to reveal how millions of others fathers and their children are unjustly separated from each other by family courts under the guise of “the best...

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A Dad’s Fight Against International Child Abduction

A Dad’s Fight Against International Child Abduction

Though media attention is only given to a select few international custody battles (most notably and recently David Goldman’s fight to be reunited with his son), there are hundreds of similar international child abduction cases currently happening around the globe. One such dad is George Petroutsas, who is trying to get his son, Andoni (both pictured, right), rightfully returned to him from the child’s mother...

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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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What Are A Father’s Rights To Prevent An Abortion?

What Are A Father’s Rights To Prevent An Abortion?

The case of a New Mexico man who paid for a billboard ad to protest his ex-girlfriend’s decision to have an abortion against his wishes has once again brought up the father’s rights and paternity rights issue of whether a man should have the right to stop a woman from aborting their child. According to the Associated Press, a billboard in New Mexico shows 35-year-old...

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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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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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Legalizing Misandry: How It’s Becoming Institutionalized

Dr. Katherine Young and Dr. Paul Nathanson have published a series of books on misandry, the hatred of men, and unless the way society changes how it treats men they may be writing about misandry for a long time. “If you take a close look at the writings on both misogyny and misandry, it looks very much like warfare out there,” Young said. “It doesn’t...

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How Long Does a Father Have To File For Paternity?

When does a biological father have to file paternity for his child? While the presumption is that paternity should be filed in the first two years after a child’s birth, there are exceptions to that rule, as explained by the divorce lawyers for men at Cordell & Cordell.



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