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Mother Sentenced to Jail for Having Child Baptized without Father’s Knowledge or Agreement

In a novel twist, a mother in North Carolina was jailed after having the divorced couple’s daughter baptized without the father’s permission. What makes this situation so unique is not only that the mother was sentenced and jailed, but also that while the parents actually agreed in principle that they wanted their daughter to be […]

The New Tax Law Does Away with Alimony, Spousal Support Deduction

With very little fanfare, the new tax law that was passed at the very end of December, 2017, and which is effective in 2018, did away with the requirement that spousal support (previously known as alimony) receivers declare spousal support as income and, on the other side of the balance sheet, did away with the […]

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How a Father Can Lose Parental Rights without Ever Knowing

Did you know that a father’s parental rights can be terminated without him ever knowing (or for that matter without him even knowing that he’s a father)? Using a process called ‘notice by publication’ or ‘service by publication’ a mother, or a government agency, can publish a notice of intent to terminate parental rights – […]

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Mother’s False Accusations Lead to Misuse of Amber Alert

A mother’s false accusations led to the misuse of an Amber Alert, as well as the father being erroneously targeted as having “taken his child when he had no parental rights” (he actually does have parental rights), being identified as a “suspect”, and him having been taken into custody before everything was cleared up.

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Woman Charged with Felony Deprivation of Parental Rights for Not Delivering Child for Father’s Parenting Time

A Minnesota woman has been charged with multiple felonies stemming from her failure to make the child available to the father during the father’s parenting time. In fact, in addition to failing to produce the child at the appointed time, she stated that she had put the child in foster care (she had not actually […]