As the divorce rate goes up in the western world, many fathers feel that they need support groups to help them.
These groups exist to give emotional support and practical advice. Fathers find themselves in situations where there is conflict over custody and visitation rights. They may be widowed or a lone parent or have sole custody. Many fathers feel isolated and a group of men in a similar Continue reading
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports in an article dated July 10 that county judges in parts of Missouri – Madison and St. Clair – have introduced mandatory mediation in all disputed child custody cases.
The move to mandatory mediation is considered a positive action to help minimize the damage and cost of child custody cases.
Mandatory mediation makes sense to me. Too often parents who have Continue reading
An article in the British Daily Mail is a chilling reminder of what can happen when lawyers, not parents, control child custody cases.
My fight for every father explains how lawyers created such chaos that they drove an ordinary father to the extreme of abducting his own daughter.
What’s frightening is the stark contrast between how things began and how they ended. Continue reading
Assuming that you have several prospective divorce lawyers in mind to handle your divorce or custody case, you must investigate the qualifications of each attorney. Before investigating the qualifications of each attorney, you would be wise to set the bar on the minimum qualifications that are acceptable to you. An attorney’s qualifications in the following 5 areas will help you in your investigation. Continue reading
Having kids is not a game, it’s a big responsibility. This will be a human life, that will be depending on you, for many years to come. It’s not right for two people, married or not, to expect a child to complete their lives. That’s way too much pressure to put on a child. You shouldn’t bring a child into the world, unless you can totally devote yourself to your child. It’s not just your life that’s being affected, but the way you raise and interact with your child will have a tremendous affect on how your child will interact with society at large. Continue reading
Receiving the child support you are due can be a complicated issue. This is even more so when the non-custodial parent is not resident in the U.S.
The State Department does have help available on this issue. Articles found at this State Department page help to answer the following questions. Continue reading
A child raised in two different homes is often the result of joint child custody. The situation can be difficult for all parties but it is important that both you and your ex work to make the divorce and the ongoing transition between homes as comfortable as possible for your child.
Here are some points to consider that can help make the changes in your child’s life as easy to deal with as possible: Continue reading
If you’re having trouble getting the child support you’re owed the U.S. Federal government can help.
The Administration for Children and Families publishes lots of information. While much of it is directed toward social workers and other family support professionals the Child Support Enforcement Handbook is designed to help custodial parents directly.
Some of the chapters in the handbook include: Continue reading