Tag: Child Custody



David Goldman: The Effects of Child Abduction on Fathers

Overcoming the unimaginable was the theme at the root of David Goldman’s remarkable story and his fight for a father’s right to be reunited with his abducted son, Sean. In 2004, David’s then-wife took their son to Brazil for a brief vacation, but she refused to return starting a complex international custody and abduction battle that took five years until David was reunited with Sean....

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Why Courts Benefit From Discriminating Against Men

As a father’s rights activist, Stanley Charles Thorne is part of a civil rights movement seeking to give men rights in the courtroom as part of their human right to fundamental fairness. Since 85 percent of custodial parents are mothers, Thorne says studies are proving court-ordered fatherlessness is creating systemic social pathology in juveniles on an unprecedented scale. “Instead of starting with equality and fairness,...

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Bill Would Eliminate Child Support In Joint Custody Cases

A proposed law in Missouri would eliminate child support in joint physical custody cases where the child would be spending equal or substantially equal time with both parents. However, both parents would need to sign an agreement consenting to no child support, the difference in the verified incomes of the parents must be less than 25 percent, and a finding must be made that such...

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One Woman’s Advocacy For Father’s Rights

Molly Olson watched as three fathers she knew well had their relationships with their children destroyed by the family courts. That’s why the married mother with no children decided to become one of the leading advocates for father’s rights and family law reform. Olson is the founder of the Center for Parental Responsibility and is currently working toward the passage of a Joint Physical Custody...

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Ten Facts About Parental Alienation

April is Parental Alienation Awareness Month so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss 10 facts about parental alienation. (Also, read my related column “Parental Alienation Awareness Month.”) Dr. Amy Baker is a highly respected researcher in the field of parental alienation and the author of the seminal book “Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome.” She previously was interviewed on DadsDivorce.com about...

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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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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.


Stay at Home Dads Rights

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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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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