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Understanding the Tender Years Presumption in Custody Cases

For men, and more specifically fathers, divorce can feel like a moment in your life when you are no longer in control of important aspects of your life. You have someone telling you that a percentage of your income goes to the person who you are no longer with. You are told that your children are not to live with you and you can only...

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Feeling Alone, Isolated After Divorce

The walls can feel like they are closing in on you. You watch your clothes and other items leave your familial home and enter an empty apartment. The relationships that you once had with friends and family are forever changed. During the hearing, you encounter a judge who you feel, assumes you as an inferior parent to your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Your children later call and...

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Studies Highlight Importance of a Present Father

Studies Highlight Importance of a Present Father

It’s difficult to quantify the benefits of a father being involved in their child’s life, but recent studies have looked into how their role in the care and development of their child has been advantageous to their maturation. The studies have spoken Researchers at Michigan State University surveyed Early Head Start children’s programs at 17 locations across the United States, looking into the effects of...

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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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Importance of the Father, Child Relationship

Importance of the Father, Child Relationship

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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Horford Situation Reveals Evolution in Paternity Leave Opinion

Paternity leave is a fairly controversial topic that often finds itself put in the mainstream spotlight through athletics. Athletes will often miss games throughout the course of a season, due to the birth of a child, and while the players and the teams are often understanding and accommodating, not everyone surrounding the team shares in that gracious attitude. Recently, Boston Celtics center Al Horford missed...

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UK Domestic Violence Poster Blatantly Stereotypes Men As Abusers

UK Domestic Violence Poster Blatantly Stereotypes Men As Abusers

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, a southeastern borough of London, began a campaign in August to promote awareness of domestic violence and its effects on young children. As part of the campaign, the borough has hung a series of posters in London train stations. One of the posters blatantly stereotypes fathers as violent abusers. It depicts a man abusing his wife and his young son...

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Everything You Need To Know About Putative Father Registries

Everything You Need To Know About Putative Father Registries

Last month, Christopher Emanuel won a legal battle that lasted more than a year to gain custody of his child whose mother had placed up for adoption without his knowledge. Christopher and his girlfriend initially planned to keep their baby until Christopher met his girlfriend’s parents and they discovered he is African-American. Appalled, the racist couple convinced their daughter to put her baby up for...

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Several States Offering Child Support Amnesty

Several States Offering Child Support Amnesty

In honor of child support awareness month, Oklahoma and New Mexico are offering amnesty to noncustodial parents behind on child support who have warrants for their arrest because of unpaid child support. The amnesty program offers a way for fathers burdened with huge amounts of child support debt to avoid jail time and get their lives back on track. During the month of August, fathers...

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Alimony: The Cold, Hard Truth

Alimony: The Cold, Hard Truth

Last month, the Nebraska Supreme court ordered 95-year-old Glenn Binder to pay more than his monthly income in alimony to his ex-wife, 96-year-old Laura Binder. Laura currently resides in a nursing home that costs $6,230 per month. She only receives $2,927 a month of income and has exhausted all of her assets. Her husband earns even less than her at $2,890 per month, but owns...

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