Custody & COVID-19 – Handling Co-Parenting Issues as Stay-At-Home Orders are Lifted

Co-parenting will get trickier as stay-at-home orders are lifted. During stay at home orders, parents were dealing with uniform instructions about how to act. Co-parenting was still an issue when parents considered how to apply the guidance to their child and custody situations. These issues finally started to feel under control for many parents when the […]

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The Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

This Bulletin describes the Uniform ChildCustody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act(the UCCJEA),1) the most recent in a seriesof laws designed to deter interstate parental kidnapping and promote uniform jurisdiction and enforcement provisions in interstate child-custody and visitation cases. The Office of Juvenile Justice andDelinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is publishing this Bulletin to provide current information about the […]

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Black Fatherhood Advocate Pens Children’s Books That Help Parents Discuss Ahmaud Arbery Case

Author & CEO Kenneth Braswell wrote these books understanding that cases like Ahmaud Arbery highlight racial trauma for Black parents and children. Atlanta, GA — Kenneth Braswell, Atlanta-based CEO of Fathers Incorporated, has authored two children’s books, Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside and Daddy Can I Cry? to specifically help parents talk with their children about sensitive issues such as […]

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Dads Experience Post Partum Depression Too

(Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock) “New fathers face many changes after their child’s birth, and need more support, experts say. Not all men are Hallmark-happy when they become a brand-new dad. Take the case of one father who remembers seeming “totally disconnected” from his newborn twins as he drove home from the hospital in San Diego […]

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The Drama Behind Separation: Starring: Brad and Angelina

(Sources: CNN/Econotimes )Brangelina’s breakup over what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie call “irreconcilable differences” may have been heartbreaking to a lot of the ex-couple’s fans. But even with such shocking news, the couple has always been congenial about each other regarding the state of their previous relationship, with Jolie even talking about Pitt as a […]

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Shared Parenting Keeps Families Together

For decades, it was a woman’s job to raise kids and a man’s job to pay for them. Our family courts are still forcing those gender roles on people, even when they divorce or separate. We still see courts making mothers the primary custodians over 80 percent of the time. It’s still a woman’s job […]

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Shared Parenting Gaining Steam Across The Nation

The every-other-weekend dad, born from two generations of soaring divorce rates, was once a conventional part of American culture. In recent years, more couples have been agreeing to parent after divorce as they did in marriage: collaboratively. Now lawmakers are accelerating this trend toward co-parenting, with legislatures in more than 20 states considering bills this […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Favoring Unwed Mothers Over Unwed Fathers

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law based on what the justices called “stunning stereotypes” — among them that most men care little about their children born out of wedlock. Under the law, a child born abroad to an unwed American mother automatically becomes a U.S. citizen if the mother previously lived […]

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Lessons Learned from Fatherhood

(Source: HuffPost.com, Author: Andrew McConnell)A good friend, father and fellow CEO recently suggested that for one of my startups and parenting pieces, I write about the commonalities between potty training a toddler and building a business. I thought it was a great idea, and told him I would work on it. Then, nothing. The more […]

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Improve Shared Parental Leave To Cut Gender Pay Gap

The government must do more to improve the sharing of parental leave if it wants to reduce the gender pay gap, a cross-party group of almost 50 MPs has urged in a letter backed by women’s and family charities. Organised by the Labour MP David Lammy, the letter to Justine Greening – who is minister […]

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