Tag: Child Custody



Are There Laws To Protect A Man From An Ex-Wife’s False Report?

A legal system that was designed to protect against abuse is itself being abused, as described in the previous article “How Your Ex-Wife Can Legally Keep Your Kids From You.” The power of false allegations of abuse is undeniable, but the story of Darryl Ginyard gives hope to all fathers being denied their rights to see their children.


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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Options For Law Enforcement When Ex-Wife Denies Visitation

Options For Law Enforcement When Ex-Wife Denies Visitation

Fathers Rights To Visitation Question: My ex-wife and I live on different coasts of the country. We are expected to split transportation costs when my children come live with me for several weeks a few times a year. Obviously it is not cheap, and my ex-wife is refusing to make travel arrangements because she said she cannot afford the travel expenses. So I agreed to...

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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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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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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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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.


Child Support: The “Deadbeat Dad” Predicament

Child Support: The “Deadbeat Dad” Predicament

With the unemployment rate at 8.5 percent nationally, and the underemployment rate fluctuating around the 19 percent mark, divorced dads who fit into either of these categories are still being hauled off to jail in handcuffs for failure to pay child support. The issue with jailing so-called “deadbeat dads” is more often than not Dad is not a criminal; he is just broke. The Sixth...

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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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