Top 10 Fathers Rights Facts
Some of the most popular articles on MensRights.com deal with the facts and figures of discrimination against men and fathers that are so often overlooked by society and mainstream media.
This list of fathers rights facts is provided by the Father’s Rights Council of Georgia, an organization dedicated to helping fathers learn their rights, use their rights, and build productive unhindered relationships with their children.
1. Fathers with visitation rights pay 79.1% of child support. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
2. 44.5% of fathers with no visitation rights still financially support their children. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
3. 66% of all child support not paid by non-custodial fathers is due to inability to pay. (Source: U.S. General Accounting Office Report)
4. 66% of single mothers work less than full time while only 10% of single fathers fall into this category. (Source: Garansky and Meyer, DHHS Technical Analysis Paper No. 42)
5. Almost 47% of non-custodial mothers default on child support compared with the 27% of fathers who default. (Source: Garansky and Meyer, DHHS Technical Analysis Paper No. 42)
6. Roughly 835,000 men are assaulted annually by an intimate partner every year. (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)
7. 370,990 men are stalked annually in the United States. (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)
8. In relationships where one person was violent, over 70% was committed by the woman. (Source: Center for Disease Control, American Journal Of Public Health)
9. When both parties were violent, women were more likely to repeat the violence or assault. (Source: Center for Disease Control, American Journal Of Public Health)
10. The United States Supreme Court in Bearden v. Georgia held that courts cannot imprison a person for failure to pay a criminal fine unless the failure to pay was “willful.” This constitutional commandment is often ignored.
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