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Unfair Laws Against Men: Texas

As a reader of the Men’s Rights website, you are well aware that states have laws that are particularly unfair toward men and fathers with most dealing with paternity. In a series of articles, Men’s Rights features several states whose laws are particularly harsh on men. In Texas, one particular law that puts fathers at a disadvantage comes from the Texas Family Code’s section on...

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How to Deal With False Accusations

Were you ever falsely accused of physical and/or emotional abuse toward your spouse or children, usually to help your ex gain an advantage in your divorce case? Or are you worried that this situation might come up in your future custody battle? Defending a bevy of false allegations not only potentially damages your reputation with the court, but it also costs time and money spent...

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Supreme Court to Rule on Jailing Fathers Who Owe Child Support

Indigent fathers who owe child support but do not have legal counsel may no longer be thrown in jail when they cannot pay. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in March in a South Carolina case where a man was jailed for one year for failing to pay child support. South Carolina is one of a handful of states that jail indigent child...

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Stay at Home Dads Rights

As more and more fathers are becoming stay-at-home dads, many have questions about dads rights and if theirs are the same as stay-at-home moms. Typically, the mom who stayed at home during the marriage receives primary custody of the children along with child support and alimony after a divorce in order to continue living the lifestyle she was accustomed to. But with the new era...

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Father’s Rights Gaining in Custody Battles

Many men, including the Cordell & Cordell Law Firm attorneys, are applauding changes to Pennsylvania’s child custody laws marking a significant step toward making both the mother and the father equal in the eyes of family court judges. Notably, for its relevance to fathers, the new statute finally has a gender-neutral requirement stating, “The court shall be gender neutral in making a determination (of custody)....

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Paternity Struggles: The Rights of Unwed Fathers

Over the last 50 years the number of children born to unmarried parents has increased from 5% to 41%, according to a Pew Research Center study on the rise of new family types. Thus, far more children now live with an unmarried parent. This change from the typical family unit has caused an increase in conflicts between the unwed parents when issues regarding child support...

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The Role of Fatherhood and Parenting

Society unfortunately attaches a negative stigma to divorced fathers who are viewed with skepticism and pity. The poor portrayal of fatherhood in the media only adds to this perception, according to a survey by the National Fatherhood Initiative. The survey reveals even the mothers agree; more than half of moms say that the media portrays fathers in a negative light. The same survey found that...

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Long Awaited Massachusetts Alimony Reform

A long-awaited alimony reform bill filed with the Massachusetts Legislature has won the approval of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). The Alimony Reform Act of 2011 would bring time limits on alimony orders and enact fair and equitable alimony in the state, according to the MBA. Massachusetts’ current alimony law does not have a limit on the duration of an alimony award, does not clearly...

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What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation is an act by a parent that tries to denigrate and destroy the relationship between a child and the other targeted parent. Many consider parental alienation to be a form of child abuse. Symptoms of alienation can vary from child to child, making it difficult to explain the need for help, according to Jill Duffy, a father’s rights attorney with Cordell & Cordell....

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How to Deal with Parental Alienation

Any father who has been the targeted parent of parental alienation and witnessed first-hand its dangerous effects always wants to know, “how could I have avoided this?” Parental alienation disorder is a mental condition in which a child, usually one put in the middle of a contentious divorce, allies strongly with one parent and rejects a relationship with the other parent without legitimate justification.



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