Tag: Custody


You’ve Won Primary Custody! Now What?

You’ve Won Primary Custody! Now What?

Congratulations to you! You have won primary custody of your child in court! The court has decided that you are able to provide a better living situation than your co-parent. Now what? Because the ball is in your court, you will have to work on creating a visitation schedule with your co-parent. This will require you laying out your work schedule in order to better...

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Studies: Children Better Off With Present Fathers

Studies: Children Better Off With Present Fathers

Children add a level of levity into the lives of their parents that wasn’t there before. They bring out something special inside of them that they did not know that they previously had. Trusting a sense of right and wrong inside of you is so scary, that one of the main goals of parenting is to not mess things up. This level of uncertainty scares...

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5 Reasons To Support Men’s Rights

5 Reasons To Support Men’s Rights

There are many reasons to support Men’s Rights, but it becomes quickly apparent from looking at the state of rulings in family courts that reform is desperately needed. If you are unaware of the injustices men face when it comes to divorce and obtaining fair custody of their children, this quick video will hopefully demonstrate why change is necessary. Check out several shocking divorce facts...

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Parental Alienation & Its Impact on Fathers

Parental Alienation & Its Impact on Fathers

By Katie Davis It’s time to stop debating whether or not parental alienation exists. It does. Many psychologists and law professionals now consider this type of alienation and its affect on children to be a condition. Because this usually occurs when a parent with more custodial duties alienates a child from the other parent, and because men still represent the larger group of non-custodial parents,...

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White Working-Class Women Should Not Raise Kids Alone

White Working-Class Women Should Not Raise Kids Alone

Recently, I stumbled across an article published in Slate with the shocking and horrific (to the men’s rights believers) title, “White Working-Class Women Should Raise Kids Alone.” Written by two scholars, this essay is an excerpt from their book “Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family.” The excerpt published in Slate argues, using the  example of “Lily,” that sometimes it’s better for a working-class...

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How Your Ex-Wife Can Legally Keep Your Kids From You

High-conflict divorces are often followed by varying degrees of custodial interference combined with false allegations of abuse. A vengeful ex-wife may deny a father telephone access to his children, interfere with a dad’s participation in their children’s sports events or school activities, or thwart a dad’s pre-arranged parenting time by refusing visitation. One tried-and-true tactic used in keeping the children away from their father –...

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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.


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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Unwed Fathers Rights

Unwed Fathers Rights

Marriage does not define a father’s rights. Unwed fathers have rights, too; they just need to exercise those rights. Recent news about Utah fathers rights indicated the state has made the process easier for fathers to exercise their rights. This has brought to light the fact that unwed fathers in other states still experience difficulty in protecting their rights. Other steps are required in addition...

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Child Support Facts and Fathers Rights

Child Support Facts and Fathers Rights

New child support facts show that $35.1 billion in child support was owed in 2009 with fathers representing only 17.8 percent of custodial parents. Of the 11.2 million custodial mothers, almost 55 percent were awarded child support. Yet of the less than 2.5 million custodial fathers in 2009, only 30.4 percent were awarded child support. That is significantly down from 2007 when 40.4 percent of...

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