Alimony Reform Gaining National Attention
The Florida alimony reform movement is gaining national attention. News anchor Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show “Anderson” will highlight alimony problems facing men in Florida and across the country in an upcoming episode. Florida’s leading reform group, Florida Alimony Reform, says with no guidelines in the current Florida alimony laws, awards often last until death, and payments can be more than 70 percent of a...
Common Child Support Mistakes
Many parties fall into situations over time when circumstances have changed since the last child support order. Agreeing to pay for certain other expenses in lieu of direct child support payments and paying child support obligations in advance are two common mistakes men make in divorce.
Why You Must Avoid Informal Child Support Agreements
Many parties make “informal” agreements regarding child support, thereby veering from the written court order, but fail to file the new agreement with the court. While this may be a tempting option in order to avoid legal fees and the hassle of going through the court, the potential pitfalls and ramifications of such informal agreements are costly, and can lead to much higher legal fees...
Merry Christmas From MensRights.com
To our readers, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for your continued support of MensRights.com. At this time last year, MensRights.com was just an idea we had about a website that would empower, educate, and direct men to resources and information when their rights are being violated solely because of their gender.
Best Men’s Rights Articles Of 2011
Since launching in February 2011, MensRights.com has striven to inform males of the issues posing a serious threat to men’s rights, primarily focusing on the family law arena. When the general public thinks of discrimination, typically men are not a group at the forefront. But any man or father who has been inside a family law courtroom will tell you about the prejudice they faced...
What Are An Unwed Father’s Legal Responsibilities?
Marriage rates have reached an all-time low meaning more children are being born out of wedlock. This issue of paternity is one of the more complex areas of family law. Many men are curious about what an unwed father’s legal responsibilities are to a child born outside of a marriage. Will he automatically have to pay child support? Is he the legal father of the...
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...
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’...
Wisconsin Father Wins International Custody Case
A father from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has won an international child custody case that could reunite the man with his daughter in time for Christmas, The Associated Press reported. The young girl is currently living in Japan with her mother, Emiko Inoue, who recently pleaded no contest to interfering with child custody in Milwaukee County Circuit Court and agreed to return Karina Garcia to Wisconsin, according...
How To Keep Your Children From Being Moved To Another Country
Question: I am interested in learning about men’s rights when their wife threatens to move the children to another country. I am currently married, but our marriage is in a rough patch and my wife has talked about divorce. She keeps telling me that she is going to take our children back to Italy where she is from and I will never see them again....