Tag: Custody


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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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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