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Status of Shared Parenting Bills

Across the nation, pivotal family law reform bills are currently before state legislatures. Most bills deal with equally shared parenting, along with a few addressing visitation interference and temporary custody orders. Many interested parties, including the mens divorce attorneys at Cordell & Cordell, are paying attention to these bills in anticipation of much needed change. The American Coalition for Fathers and Children distributes an e-newsletter...

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How Long Does a Father Have To File For Paternity?

When does a biological father have to file paternity for his child? While the presumption is that paternity should be filed in the first two years after a child’s birth, there are exceptions to that rule, as explained by the divorce lawyers for men at Cordell & Cordell.



The Challenges Facing Fathers

False allegations of abuse. An increasing number of children being born out of wedlock. Unfair child support guidelines. These are just some of the most troubling issues men and fathers face in today’s society, according to Dr. Gordon Finley, a professor of psychology at Florida International University who researches fatherhood and divorce. Finley’s work has been featured in more than 100 publications. He spoke with...

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What is Parental Alienation Syndrome?

Parental Alienation Syndrome is a term that is often thrown around in divorce and custody cases and is commonly referred to as the effect of parental alienation. It is not, however, a disorder that is recognized by the medical community as a medical issue. Parental alienation is when a child, based on a number of factors, estranges from one parent. In divorce cases, or other...

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False Accusations of Paternity

False accusations of paternity have been sensationalized to the point that many don’t comprehend how much of an epidemic it is. Paternity tests do garner a lot of media attention, particularly with the success of “The Maury Povich Show,” which features segments revealing who is and is not the father. But Marcus L. Matthews wants society to look at false paternity in a more serious...

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The Open Hatred of Males

Misandry is the hatred of males, and Dr. Edward Stephens believes it is openly institutionalized in today’s society. Stephens is the founder of The Foundation for Male Studies and an internationally-recognized physician and psychiatrist. His organization is holding its second annual conference on Male Studies on April 6 in New York City, and it will also be made available online. Stephens talked with MenRights.com and...

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Research Supports Shared Parenting Legislation

Shared parenting legislation is making its mark across the country with at least half a dozen states considering bills that would implement equal parenting in child custody cases. One reason for the increased awareness is Dr. Linda Nielsen’s report “Shared Parenting: A Review of the Support Research.” Nielsen is a nationally recognized expert on father-daughter relationships, president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children,...

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Paternity Leave Facts

The Human Rights Watch has come out with a report that in part documents the health and financial impact on American workers of having little or no paid family leave after childbirth, while also showing the inequalities facing fathers when it comes to availability of paternity leave. The 90-page “Failing its Families: Lack of Parental Leave and Work-Family Supports in the U.S.” report describes the...

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Post-Divorce Contact Between Children & Non-Custodial Fathers

A recent Huffington Post column focused on a 2010 study by Jacob Cheadle, Paul Amato and Valerie King on how involved non-custodial fathers were with their children post-divorce. Perhaps not surprisingly, the “Patterns of Nonresident Father Contact” research study found that physical distance between a father and child is the biggest determining factor in the amount of contact between them.



Domestic Violence Myths

An organization devoted to improving the effectiveness of our nation’s approach to solving domestic violence has compiled and analyzed 50 domestic violence myths that are prevalent in today’s society. RADAR (Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting), a non-profit, non-partisan organization of men and women, put together 50 popular domestic violence claims that are made by the media and various organizations and are even included in...

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