Category: Custody & Parenting Time
Our 7-Point List of Co-Parenting Boundaries: Points 5, 6 & 7
Our list of co-parenting boundaries provides you with a 7-point list of boundaries to help you create a civil, stable, and even cooperative co-parenting relationship. This is really important for all involved – you, your kids, and your co-parent – because it provides structure and a stable framework upon which everybody can rely and know what to expect. Below are the final points, points 5, 6, and 7.
Our 7-Point List of Co-Parenting Boundaries: Points 3 & 4
Our list of co-parenting boundaries provides you with a 7-point list to help draw clear boundaries, defining and refining your co-parenting relationship such that both co-parents can have clear expectations. While co-parenting can be and often is challenging, it gets smoother and easier when you and your ex have a set of clear guidelines to follow. Here are points 3 and 4 of our 7-point list of co-parenting boundaries to set in place in order to co-parent effectively and to ensure healthy, happy children, and stress-free (or at least stress-light) co-parenting.
The State of Fathers Rights and Child Custody in 2023
Fathers’ rights to child custody have been a contentious issue for many years, with debates about the extent to which fathers should be involved in the upbringing of their children. In the past, fathers were often considered secondary caregivers, with mothers being the primary custodians of children following divorce or separation. However, as attitudes towards gender roles and parenting have evolved, the legal landscape has also changed to reflect a more equal division of responsibilities between mothers and fathers. At least sometimes.
Some Reasons that Fathers are Treated Differently than Mothers in Custody
There are many reasons that fathers are treated differently than mothers when it comes to custody and parenting time. And there are many societal factors that can influence how fathers are treated compared to mothers, even in countries where the law is supposed to treat them equally. Knowing what these factors are can help you to successfully address them.
The Abused Father: Co-Parenting After Domestic Violence
Co-parenting after domestic violence is a sensitive, difficult subject, made even more so because many people don’t realize that often the father who is co-parenting after domestic violence was the domestic violence victim. This is because men very rarely report being abused by the mother of their children, even though it happens nearly as often as the other way around. Here are a few top guidelines that can prepare an abused father for a successful co-parenting relationship.
A Fathers Rights for Child Support Depends on These Factors
If you are a single dad, or a soon-to-be single dad, it’s a good idea to understand a fathers rights for child support, so you know what is required of you, and what you should expect. Under current family law each parent is required to support their children financially after a separation. Different states have formulas they follow to determine child support, and all of them use the following key factors.
How To Ensure a Father’s Equal Rights
Having a fathers’ equal rights has always been in the best interests of the children. So the key to ensuring a father’s equal rights is to demonstrate that dad has the best interest of the child at heart. After all, fathers’ equal rights are really about the child’s right to have a good relationship with their father as well as with their mother, and making sure that the child’s quality of life is not disrupted by the separation.
Co-parenting: Fathers Have Rights Too
Many people in the society often think mothers have the upper hand when it comes to divorce and child custody bargains. And many see fathers as undeserving to be in the lives of their children after a divorce. But these are just misconceptions that are not based on facts. Fathers have rights too, and they should not be shut out by mothers, or courts for that matter. If you are going through a co-parenting arrangement process and are scared of being treated unfairly just because you are the father, it helps to understand that you have every right to continue playing an active role in your children’s lives, and that you are protected by the law.
Need a Fathers Rights Helpline? Try One of These 9 Free Hotlines
Trying to find a fathers rights helpline, especially in a time of need, can be daunting. You may already be stressed, or frustrated, and then trying to find a fathers rights helpline, let alone one that is legit, can add to the stress. Here are a few dads rights helplines that you can try. Keep in mind that most fathers rights hotlines can’t give straight up legal advice, because they are not staffed by lawyers. However, if you need fathers rights legal advice, most fathers rights lawyers and law firms will give you either a free or low-cost consultation. If you do specifically need legal advice concerning fathers rights, we also list a few fathers’ rights legal helplines maintained by lawyers and law firms at the end of this article, but do be aware that they are likely to soft-sell you to retain their firm.
Unmarried Fathers Rights: How to Establish Parental Rights as an Unmarried Father
Unmarried fathers rights are not automatic, as unmarried fathers have an extra hurdle that must be cleared which married and separated or divorced fathers don’t. As fathers’ rights attorney Anne Mitchell explains, “In most states the rights of unmarried fathers don’t even exist until the unmarried father is legally recognized as the father, and unless the father is already on the birth certificate this means that they must establish their paternity.”