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Men and Fathers: Get Your Justice

It’s no secret that men and fathers battling for equal rights face an uphill battle in a family court setting. Lary Holland recognized this, but also saw more of a problem with family courts as a whole within the country. So he started Get Your Justice Live, which originally was a podcast about the local laws and policies that he distributed to government employees.



Kentucky Adopts Uniform Rules For Family Law

Kentucky has adopted uniform rules for family law cases statewide for the first time and there are rules that are beneficial but also some that are harmful to father’s rights. The theory behind the Family Rules was to take the best practices from the state along with relevant statutes, civil rules and controlling case law and codify that into the Family Rules, thus streamlining divorces...

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Fathers Discriminated Against in Citizenship Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about gender discrimination and citizenship that father’s and men’s rights groups are calling an unconstitutional double standard. Currently, children born overseas who have one U.S.-citizen parent can obtain U.S. citizenship if the citizen parent had been physically present in the U.S. for a certain period of time before the child’s birth, according to the Supreme Court’s blog. If the...

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Fathers and Families Legislative Agenda

Fathers & Families is a national organization committed to family court reform at the political level. The group’s wide-ranging and ambitious legislative agenda for 2011 is aimed at providing more men’s and father’s rights in family law cases. One bill that is being introduced in the California legislature would give the courts statutory power to enforce visitation orders, something that should have been done decades...

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Hague Convention – International Child Abduction Help

When a child is involved in an international parental kidnapping dispute, the non-offending parent should look to the Hague Convention for guidance. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty between countries that agree to cooperate and abide one set of laws, the Hague Convention, for the return of children removed from their home country for custody disputes.



Tips to Prevent International Child Abduction

International child abduction is a crime in every U.S. state and in some cases the abducting parent can be charged with a federal crime under the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act. Nevertheless, international parental kidnapping continues to happen. The Office of Children’s Issues at the State Department lists on its website measures to help prevent this horrible situation from occurring.



Child Support Reform – Fathers and Families

Going after a man’s wallet and his finances is one of the more blatant and destructive ways the family court system attacks men. The past few years many fathers have fallen behind on child support payments due to the economy and high unemployment rate. The problem is when dads do fall behind it is extremely difficult to pay off the additional arrears because of the...

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Mandatory DNA Testing

As a member of the board of directors of the national organization Fathers & Families, Robert Franklin is an active father’s rights advocate. Franklin is pushing for mandatory DNA testing at all births to help combat paternity fraud. Using data from the Bureau of Vital Statistics and some assumptions, he estimates in the United States alone between 280,000 to 410,000 children are born to men...

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Prevent Paternity Fraud

Have doubts that you are the father of your pregnant partner’s child? The most important action you can take to prevent paternity fraud is to request a DNA test at the hospital to confirm that you are the father BEFORE you sign the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form. In most jurisdictions, genetic testing is not required to establish paternity; all that is required is a...

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Domestic Violence Shelters For Pets But Not Men

If you are a male suffering from abuse, your dog may have a better chance than you of finding domestic violence support services. Domestic violence shelters for household pets are now being established yet there are only a handful of shelters in the United States for male victims of abuse. “I think male bipeds should get some support services before we start opening up temporary...

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