Child Support Services Offers Amnesty To Parents With Warrants

An new initiative could relieve active bench warrants for parents who owe past-due child support, according to a news release. Through the Child Support Services’ Amnesty in August initiative, noncustodial parents can work with their local CSS office and the court to have their warrants recalled, therefore removing the threat of arrest while improving the […]

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Are Biological Fathers Receiving Due Process

When a child is born to unmarried biological parents or results from a married biological parent’s affair, there may be a conflict between the biological parents concerning appropriate parenting for the child. If the biological mother, with or without consultation with an adoption agency, determines that termination of the biological father’s parental rights is in […]

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Fatherhood Makes you Fat!

A new study released in the American Journal of Men’s Health analyzed the BMI of more than 10,000 men from adolescence into their mid-30s through data collected from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. By comparing three groups — nonfathers, resident fathers (who live with their children) and nonresident fathers — researchers from Northwestern […]

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Embrace Shared Parenting Reform This Father’s Day!

While Father’s Day stands as a day to honor fathers, the unfortunate reality is that every day of the year, our nation’s family courts continue to marginalize the role fathers play in the lives of their children. In fact, courts award sole custody to one parent, typically to the mother, while reducing the other parent, […]

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Walter Scott: The Case for Child Support Reform

Walter Scott wasn’t just a black man in America shot by a police officer; he also was a divorced father. While debate rages about excessive use of police force, his death points to another troubling practice—the incarceration of poor parents for failing to pay child-support.  For the most part, these are not “deadbeat dads”; they’re […]

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Reining in our Nation’s Family Courts

Small-government conservatives have largely overlooked the fact that no branch of government other than the tax authorities intrudes more forcefully and intimately into the lives of Americans than do our nation’s family courts. Where there is forceful intrusion, there is political opportunity — and danger for either party, if it allows the other to grab […]

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Single Parenting: This Arrangement Stresses Kids Out the Most!

Changes in family law in many countries have preceded research addressing the developmental impacts of different patterns of parenting after separation. Regarding the wellbeing of kids with divorced parents, the debate over what kind of custody arrangement is best rages on. But a new study, published Monday in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, […]

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Fathers Seek Parity in Custody Cases!

Some of the biggest battles over child custody are playing out not in courtrooms, but in statehouses. Prompted partly by fathers concerned that men for too long have gotten short shrift in custody decisions, about 20 states are considering measures that would change the laws governing which parent gets legal and physical control of a […]

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To Be a Dad!

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Accusations Of Judicial Corruption Bring Entire System Into Question!

A state Supreme Court judge in Brooklyn and five other men, including his former court clerk, a court officer and a divorce lawyer who frequently appeared before him, were arraigned yesterday on charges that they ran a bribery scheme to rig the outcome of divorce and child custody cases. Based on evidence developed in the […]

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