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  • October 24th
    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.
  • October 17th
    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 done so).
  • October 13th
    Law Presuming Equal Parenting in Missouri to be Introduced in Missouri Legislature
    Missouri parents may find themselves one step closer to having the custody and parenting time playing field leveled, with the upcoming introduction of a bill which provides that when custody and parenting time are at issue, there is a presumption of shared custody.
  • October 2nd
    Iowa Mother Arrested after Leaving 4 Children Alone in Order to Take Pleasure Trip to Germany
    Police have arrested and jailed Erin Macke, of Johnston, Iowa, and charged the mother of four with endangering her children, ages 12, 12, 7, and 6. They have also charged the 30-year-old Macke with transferring a firearm to a person under the age of 21, because she left a firearm in the home which was accessible to the children. All of this so that she could take a 12-day pleasure trip to Germany. While originally she had child care in place, that fell through and she decided to take the trip anyway, leaving the two 12-year-olds in charge.
  • October 2nd
    Police Stop 13-Year Old Boy with Alienated Father from Killing Self After Being Abandoned by His Mother
    Police in Dubai have kept a 13-year-old boy who was abandoned by his mother, after she had successfully alienated him from his father for many years, from committing suicide. The boy, left alone when his mother took off to the Netherlands, had called the police, saying that he was going to kill himself. After the police convinced the boy to let them into the apartment, where he was all alone, it became clear that he had in fact tried to cut his own wrists.
  • September 25th
    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 toilet didn't work.
  • September 20th
    International Parental Kidnapping Relief No Better Now Than It Was Years Ago
    While nearly all civilized countries have signed on to the Hague Convention, which includes cooperation between countries in the case of international parental kidnapping, the reality is that if one parent absconds with the children to another country - and especially if it is the country of the kidnapping parent's birth - the left-behind parent will have a very hard time getting their child back, if they are able to get their child back at all.
  • August 30th
    New Fathers’ Rights Organization Opens in Toledo, Ohio
    Toledo, Ohio is the newest community to have a fathers' rights organization open its doors to single and disenfranchised fathers. Called, straightforwardly enough, "Fathers Rights Organization" (or 'FRO'), the organization was founded to "help, support and encourage you for what is best for your situation," adding, wisely, that "Not every situation is the same for everyone."
  • August 29th
    New Dads Resource Center Provides Support for Single Fathers in Pennsylvania
    There is new a resource for single fathers in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The Dads Resource Center (or, as they refer to themselves, the 'DRC') is open for business, and that business includes "providing education, resources and advocacy for men in separated families who are determined to uphold their sacred responsibility as fathers."
  • August 28th
    New Book Offers a First Person Perspective on Parental Alienation
    In an excellent editorial in the Baltimore Post Examiner, David Shubert writes that "Parental alienation leaves a hurricane of pain." While it's a bit ironic that his editorial was published just one day before Hurricane Harvey it, perhaps it's also prophetic - as we watch the scenes of countless families flooded out of their homes, as devastating is the flood of emotions when one is pushed out of their family, and away from their children, by parental alienation.
  • August 25th
    Advocate Tries to Change ‘Fathers Day’ to “Special Persons’ Day”
    A woman calling herself an advocate for social justice for children (and also calling herself Dr. Red Ruby Scarlet, which she insists is her real name) has called for the abolition of Fathers' Day, instead renaming it to "Special Person's Day".
  • August 22nd
    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 personal experience with nesting. Nesting is when the children stay permanently in the family home, and the parents swap in and out.
  • August 21st
    Child Seeking Money from Parents Can Be a Legal Party to Parents’ Divorce, says Court
    A Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled that an adult child seeking money from their parents can become a party in their parents' divorce. In the case of Weber v. Weber, Judges Olson, Stabile, and Strassburger held that Michael Weber, the adult child of Beth Anne Weber and Mark Weber, had legal standing to join his parents' divorce action as a plaintiff in order to sue his father to enforce a provision saying that his parents would pay for college.
  • August 18th
    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.
  • August 17th
    Why You Probably Shouldn’t Fight for Sole Custody
    Ms. Mitchell was featured in an article over at CustodyxChange.com about why you probably shouldn't fight for sole custody. Ms. Mitchell is quoted under the heading "Save Your Money".
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