The decision in a new Florida case has made it easier for biological dads to have a chance at custody, but it won’t be as simple as showing up to court. Get fathers’ rights news right in your inbox!
In Israel, mothers automatically receive custody of children under age six thanks to the Tender Years Clause. Women’s groups vehemently opposed attempts to lower the age last year. It’s a fight that frustrated men and women who are fighting for the best interests of Israeli children.
A new law hopes to help Kentucky kids stay connected with both of their parents after divorce by requiring judges to assign joint custody whenever possible.
Whether you’re celebrating the 4th of July or New Years, festivities are a little less festive without the family around. Divorce does a number on traditions. Living life to the fullest after divorce means creating new ones. Get creative, and you will still feel like you’re celebrating together on the holiday, even if the date […]
The National Parents Organization has polled the American public in several states and found that the vast majority, over 70%, support joint physical custody after divorce whenever possible. Increasingly, old fashioned ideas have fallen out of favor — that children belong with their nurturing, caregiver mothers, while the role of the father is to provide […]
A study commissioned by the CustodyXChange, just in time for Father’s Day, has determined how much parenting time fathers are given, on average, in each state in the United States. Somewhat surprisingly, the study found that there are twenty states that generally give equal time to both parents, in other words 50/50 custody. On the […]
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 […]
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 […]
DadsRights.org founder Anne P. Mitchell has been widely quoted, along with other attorneys, in an article on Fatherly.com about the “5 Custody-Battle Mistakes Fathers Need to Avoid”. It’s a great article (and not just because our own founder is in it)!
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 – […]