Tag: Paternity Rights



Child Support for Children Born Out of Wedlock

Almost 26 percent of children in the United States are being raised by single parents, according to research done by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. As more children are being born out of wedlock, establishment of child support payments to financially support a child of a single parent is becoming more commonplace. If you are the father of a child, but are not...

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How United Kingdom’s New Paternity Leave Rules Compare to U.S.

In early April, the United Kingdom took another step on the road to equal paternity rights. While the Additional Paternity Leave (APL) regulations initially came about in April 2010, they will finally start coming into play as the British government just recently decided to officially move forward with the ruling. By no means does the UK’s newly constructed paternity rules represent radical change. It appears...

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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.



False Accusations of Paternity

False accusations of paternity have been sensationalized to the point that many don’t comprehend how much of an epidemic it is. Paternity tests do garner a lot of media attention, particularly with the success of “The Maury Povich Show,” which features segments revealing who is and is not the father. But Marcus L. Matthews wants society to look at false paternity in a more serious...

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Paternity Leave Facts

The Human Rights Watch has come out with a report that in part documents the health and financial impact on American workers of having little or no paid family leave after childbirth, while also showing the inequalities facing fathers when it comes to availability of paternity leave. The 90-page “Failing its Families: Lack of Parental Leave and Work-Family Supports in the U.S.” report describes the...

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Biased State Paternity Laws

Paternity laws are notorious for being unfair toward men as outlined in our series of articles focusing on state laws that are particular harsh toward men. We’ve already examined Illinois laws, where without a court order regarding custody or visitation, a father has no legal right to see his child though he is responsible to provide financial support to the child. In Texas, the laws...

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Illinois Unfair Paternity Laws

The Men’s Rights series of articles focusing on state laws that are particularly harsh on men and fathers brings us to Illinois. The paternity laws in Illinois are definitely skewed in favor of the mother.  Even if a father signs a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity, which is an acknowledgement that he is the legal father of the child, the acknowledgement form specifically states that it...

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Unfair Laws Against Men: Texas

As a reader of the Men’s Rights website, you are well aware that states have laws that are particularly unfair toward men and fathers with most dealing with paternity. In a series of articles, Men’s Rights features several states whose laws are particularly harsh on men. In Texas, one particular law that puts fathers at a disadvantage comes from the Texas Family Code’s section on...

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Father’s Rights Gaining in Custody Battles

Many men, including the Cordell & Cordell Law Firm attorneys, are applauding changes to Pennsylvania’s child custody laws marking a significant step toward making both the mother and the father equal in the eyes of family court judges. Notably, for its relevance to fathers, the new statute finally has a gender-neutral requirement stating, “The court shall be gender neutral in making a determination (of custody)....

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Paternity Struggles: The Rights of Unwed Fathers

Over the last 50 years the number of children born to unmarried parents has increased from 5% to 41%, according to a Pew Research Center study on the rise of new family types. Thus, far more children now live with an unmarried parent. This change from the typical family unit has caused an increase in conflicts between the unwed parents when issues regarding child support...

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