Fatherhood


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The Struggles of a Father

Fathers are often given the short end of the stick. Whether it is the assumption that they were the breadwinner in the marital household and should be responsible for paying alimony and child support or that they are not equally as capable of providing a loving, nurturing, and stable environment for a child to live and grow in, it can be a challenge to cope...

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Fathers Teaching Children Fosters Bonds

Fathers have important responsibilities in their lives. They are called to provide for, take care of, teach, and protect their children, giving them all of the tools necessary to succeed in life. For the fathers that have an opportunity to have an active role in their child’s life they have the chance to make a difference in the growth and development of their child. Being...

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The Concept of Family After a Divorce

When marital problems begin and the storm of negativity and tension makes it look like a divorce may be on the horizon, there are a million different things that a guy in that position has to sort out. Whether it is the custody issues, the financial aspect, or the division of assets, there suddenly becomes a lot of facets to sort through in a very...

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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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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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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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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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