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Fathers Rights

This Is What It's Like Being Raised Without A Father

Kirsten Larson | Posted 09.07.2014 | Divorce
Kirsten Larson

Two days before my mother died from cancer she asked, "You won't be contacting your father, will you?" They had been divorced 37 years but their animosity toward each other never waned. "Really? This isn't important right now mom."

The 'F' Word in Family Law

Natalie Gregg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

When you go before the judge, what is fair and just sometimes does not translate through the law.

Who Has The Right To Be This Boy's Father?

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents

What makes a father? Biology? Intention? Months of changing diapers and singing lullabies? That is the question raised by the case of little Linco...

My Kids' Father Abandoned Them... But They Don't Need Your Pity

Michele Weldon | Posted 08.14.2013 | Divorce
Michele Weldon

There is another story we must tell in this complicated scenario: the positive one where a father who abandons his children does not have the power to annihilate their futures.

Top Three Concerns of Divorcing Moms

Natalie Gregg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

While our society has mostly embraced women in the workplace, it continues to place the majority of the parenting role on the mothers. This is particularly true after a divorce, making it essential that divorcing moms get the best possible settlements for the future of their families.

Senate Bill 115 is Necessary to Protect Children and Fathers

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.

The Biggest Myth About Child Custody

Natalie Gregg | Posted 05.22.2013 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

During divorce proceedings, the level of past parental involvement is the most critical factor in determining both the level of access that each spouse will receive and the amount of child support that will be provided, if any.

Legalized Infant Abandonment: Alarm in Europe, Barely a Peep in the U.S.

Adam Pertman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Adam Pertman

The proponents of safe havens and Baby Boxes most effectively answer criticism by saying their approach is worthwhile even if it saves just one baby's life. I have an alternative suggestion: Let's aim higher.

WATCH: Divorced Dads' Rights: Father Fights For Say In Son's DNR Order

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.06.2012 | Divorce

While single-parent homes are more common than ever, less than 18 percent of custodial parents are fathers. Jack Frost, President of Father and Famili...

Why Equal Custody Should Be The Legal Norm

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

There is one presumption that seems to be missing from the body of legal presumptions in family law: the presumption that equal custody timesharing is appropriate for children involved in divorce and paternity custody disputes.

The Perils of Paternity

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Joseph E. Cordell

This bias against unmarried fathers is a growing concern as the changing dynamic of families means more couples eschew marriage in favor of cohabitation.

Goldman Brazilian Nightmare Over: Father and Son Finally Reunited

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

Before we luxuriate too comfortably in the Hallmark happy ending of the Goldman father-son reunion, let us not forget that in custody battles, fathers are routinely treated as second-class citizens.

What's Good For the Goose...

Fred Silberberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fred Silberberg

There seems to exist a double-standard in the minds of many women caught in the midst of a divorce which makes me wonder, why the battle for equal rights?