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Change of Custody After Child Has Already Been Moved Away?

Dear Esq., I went through a divorce about 3 years ago. Though the divorce was fairly painless, parenting issues have become tougher and tougher. I had moved to a different state for my job, and then returned home to where my son lived. His mother and I have joint custody…

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Ex Wants to Move Child to Another State

Dear Esq., I am in Albuquerque, NM, and facing a relocation mediation situation sometime in October. From what I get from my lawyer, there is a “heavy burden of proof” on my ex and her husband of three weeks to show “compelling reason” for them to relocate my son to…

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What Is Reasonable Visitation?

Dear Esq., What is considered reasonable visitation? I would love to get my children as much as I can. Can you offer any advice? Thanks! Ken — Dear Ken,   DadsRights.org is always free, always reader-supported. Your support via CashApp, Venmo, or Paypal is appreciated. Receipts will come from ISIPP….

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When Parents are Both Minors and Their Families Object

Dear Esq. I have a brief question. A friend of a friend has a younger sister, 16 years old, who became pregnant by a young man of the same age. In a nutshell, the girl’s family mistreats her now because she is Mexican and her boyfriend is black. The girl’s…

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Testimony Regarding False Allegations Before the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families

By Douglas J. Besharov Nov 28, 2004, 02:22 Summary: Douglas J. Besharov, J.D. , LL.M. , is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. He was the first director of the U.S. National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1975-1979. His most recent book is The Vulnerable…

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Backlash and the Fact of Battered Husbands

By James Sniechowski, Ph.D. and Judith Sherven, Ph.D. Nov 28, 2004, 02:13 Summary: One way to trivialize and dismiss a point of view is to claim it is part of a backlash. That is the contemptuous and derogatory characterization often applied when the topic of men’s issues arises. Domestic violence…

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Buried Memories – Shattered Lives

By Elizabeth F. Loftus and Laura A. Rosenwald Nov 28, 2004, 02:05 Summary: While no one can doubt the horror of child sex abuse, the powers of suggestion may be helping some adults recall events that never happened. Where those victims once found healing, others now claim betrayal. [Reprinted with…

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Faulty Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse: Legal and Emotional Sequelae

By Diane K. Schetky, M.D. and Harold Boverman, M.D. Nov 28, 2004, 01:04 Summary: Increased awareness of child sexual abuse has caused the pendulum to swing the other way to the point where unsubstantiated reported cases may now outnumber documented ones. If one includes all child abuse cases, over 60%…

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Male Victims of Sexual Abuse

By Pitzer Nov 28, 2004, 00:29 Summary: Throughout the past decade, there has been an increase in reports of child sexual abuse, largely because of improved education and prevention efforts. But the focus historically has been on female victims, with minimal attention to boys and adult male survivors. Personal beliefs…

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A Rant About Operation Amber

This is a rant which has been a long time in coming. That’s because I see it nearly every day. You see, I subscribe to the Operation Amber mailing list. That’s pretty amazing to think about, isn’t it? That there are Amber Alerts every single day. And that’s the issue. And that’s what this rant is about. Perhaps even the average citizen could notice it, but being a former father’s rights attorney, I particularly recognize it.