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Rick Santorum says Time to Discuss the Connection Between School Shooters and Father Absence

Former GOP senator Rick Santorum has said that it’s time to discuss a striking commonality among most school shooters: they come from father-absent households. Many have twisted this to say that he is blaming single mothers, and that’s poppycock. Regardless of on which side of the political spectrum you lay, the reality is that he’s […]

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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 […]

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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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Mother Tries to Kill Newborn then Leaves Newborn in Trash, Gets Slap on the Wrist

Brandon Addison is a full-time father, although he gained custody in the most shocking of ways. Ashley Hautzenrader, the mother of Brandon’s infant son Matthew left Matthew for dead in a restroom garbage can right after he was born. She left him in the restroom garbage after her efforts to flush the newborn down a […]

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Letting the Kids Stay in the Home While the Divorcing Parents Move In and Out. Is it Realistic?

A recent Washington post article, titled “Letting the kids stay in the home while the divorcing parents move in and out. Is it realistic?,” features DadsRights.org founder Anne P. Mitchell talking not only about why children need to have both parents in their lives after divorce, but also for the first time sharing her own […]

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Proposed Michigan Shared Custody Law Creates Presumed 50/50 Physical Custody

A new law is being proposed in Michigan that would change the Michigan Child Custody Act to a presumption of 50/50 physical custody absent evidence which demonstrates that a different custody arrangement should be used. The bill, House Bill 4691, was introduced by Republican State Representative Jim Runestad.