Category: The Law
How to Find a Father’s Rights Lawyer and What to Look For in a Fathers’ Rights Attorney
Here’s how to find a father’s rights lawyer, and also what to look for in a fathers’ rights attorney. Of course, finding a father’s rights attorney is just the first step, and doesn’t guarantee that you’ll find a good one, so we are also including what to look for in an attorney for dads, and even some questions to ask them when you meet with them.
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.
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.
Co-parenting in Colorado for the Good of Your Kids
Colorado divorce and co-parenting laws heavily lean towards reducing the likelihood of children suffering as a result of divorce. The law (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 14- 10- 124) recognizes the importance of the children remaining in contact with both parents, guided by a working arrangement. For instance, the law requires potential divorced persons to attend co-parenting classes before completing a separation whenever minors are in the picture. Here are some useful insights to help as you get ready to take part in co-parenting in Colorado.
What is a Putative Father and a Putative Father Registry?
If you’re wondering “What is a putative father registry?” (or just what is a putative father generally), we’re here to clear that up for you. The term “putative” means that the putative thing is generally considered to be, or reputed to be, whatever that thing is known to be. So in the case of a putative father it means that the person is generally considered to be the father. But in the legal world this isn’t enough, a father’s paternity must be legally recognized by the fact that the father was married to the child’s mother when the child was conceived or born, or, if they were not married, then proven by legally recognized evidence, such as a DNA test.
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.”
Judge Jails Two Teens for Refusing to Spend Time with Dad
Physical and mental health risks aside, it’s important to note that neither boy committed a crime in Ohio. Criminalizing teens who avoid their parents doesn’t help families bond.
‘Operation Pay Up’ Arrests Dads Whether They’re Delinquent on Child Support or Not
Operation Pay Up claims to target parents who are willfully behind on child support payments, but it doesn’t live up to that promise.
In Texas, Dad Battles Mom’s Former Boyfriend for Custody of 4 Year Old Girl
When this dad’s ex-wife died, her live-in boyfriend of 10 months filed for custody and won overnight visitation with the dad’s 4-year-old daughter. Now, he’s fighting alongside the state of Texas to get the man out of her life.
Dads Could Pay Support for Unborn Children Thanks to New Bill
Republican lawmakers across the country want to use prenatal DNA testing to assign child support before a child is born. Here’s how to fight the Unborn Child Support Act.