Equality for Men, When Women Face The Hard Truth!

“Unmarried and divorcing dads get a very bad deal in Ireland when it comes to traditional custody arrangements. Fathers go to court with the idea that their cases will be dealt with fairly but often find a legal system they claim doesn’t want them to be too involved in looking after their children. As a […]

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Involved Dads Lead to Healthier Kids…Research Finds

“Involved dads are making a real difference in the health and well-being of their children, a growing body of research suggests. “We know that dads who are more involved can contribute really positively to their children’s development,” says Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “And they […]

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Definition of Fatherhood: Changing Perceptions

The “I do dishes, you do diapers” assignments that once defined mixed parenting may be a thing of the past. But the shifting parental landscape, where dads are expected to be involved physically, economically and emotionally, is not so easily defined. “Families are taking a hard look at how they want to raise their families,” […]

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FLORIDA HOUSE, SENATE SEND SHARED PARENTING LEGISLATION FOR GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE

BOSTON, March 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Parents Organization is pleased to announce that the Florida Legislature has passed a shared parenting bill that is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for signature to become the new law in the State of Florida. On the heels of the Florida Senate’s passage last week of CS/CS/SB […]

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After divorce, Shared Parenting is Imperative!!!

It started months ago — the positioning, the “talk,” the traveling around the country to small towns and big cities and everywhere in between, speaking at town hall meetings, through cellphone video sound bites or via super-efficient 140-character tweets. What presidential candidates actually are talking about and what they should be talking about are two […]

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Attorney Jeffery M. Leving Inspires Community Leaders at Fatherhood Symposium!

On Dec. 19, the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood held its free annual fatherhood symposium at the Oak Park Library in Oak Park, IL, moderated by ICRF Chairman and Attorney Jeffery M. Leving. The symposium empowered single fathers and provided community leaders and ministers survival strategies to take home. Positive paternal involvement has been shown […]

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John Legend Talks First-Time Fatherhood!

Skilled musician John Legend hopes that he has skills in the parenting department once wife Chrissy Teigen gives birth to their first little bundle of joy next year. “I really hope we’ll be good parents!” he told People magazine. “I hope our child will be kind and smart and awesome in every way. Hopefully we’ll […]

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Judge Removes Infant Girl from Same-Sex Couple!

Earlier in the week, Juvenile Court Judge Scott Johansen had directed married foster parents Rebecca A. Peirce, 34, and April M. Hoagland, 38, to give up the baby girl they had raised for three of her nine months. According to the women, he said studies (which he did not identify) support the contention that children […]

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Unwed Fathers Have Parental Rights Too

Consider: A single man who is a U.S. citizen fathers a child with a non-citizen woman outside the United States. For this child to be considered eligible to be a U.S. citizen, the father must have lived in this country for 10 years, five years after he turned 14. There is a different standard, however, […]

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‘I’m out of money, and I’m out of hope’: Rethinking custody battles!

Massachusetts could be one of the first states in the country to pass such a bill into law, although it is not the only one currently considering it. The Commonwealth is one of nearly 20 states looking at shared parenting laws, according to the Wall Street Journal . The bills propose that a child spend […]

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