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Know your rights as a father during separation

Many fathers fear losing their kids during separation with their spouse. Courts can have a tendency to be biased against fathers. Due to these social biases many men will give up their parental rights during separation and divorce without knowing the facts. It is important for fathers to understand that they have equal rights under the law.

A few things to think about for dads in the family law context

Fathers of children in Georgia and elsewhere sometimes say that they are both bewildered and more than a bit daunted by family law and most things associated with it. Dads and advocates for fathers’ rights frequently state that the system seems stacked against them, with judges serving for the most part as umpires overseeing an unfair game.

Men and divorce: a few things for divorcing males to think about

Society sometimes views men as being comparatively stoic when considered alongside their female counterparts, a trait that some family law experts and other commentators say is not optimal when it comes to dealing with divorce.

Technology, dads and fathers' rights: surrogacy arrangements

In the area of family law, both in Georgia and nationally, issues often center around various parties' rights in a number of contexts. Regarding children, their rights and needs are often a central consideration, with courts being guided by a "best interests" standard.

Men have rights in Georgia family law courts


When a baby is born, there is almost never a debate about who that child's mother is. However, it can be more difficult to determine who that child's biological father is. When a couple is married, the woman's husband is presumed to be the baby's father, but in some cases DNA testing is necessary to determine paternity. Establishing paternity is important because it gives fathers rights to see and know their children. Before paternity is established, the mother may have control over child custody issues.

Fathers' rights in family law matters: evolving, changing reality

If there’s one arena where most men in Georgia and across the country feel comparatively disadvantaged and view that a legal outcome will likely favor their ex-spouse, it is family law court.

Paternal rights matter to Atlanta fathers


Over the last 100 years, divorce patterns have drastically changed in America. With the national divorce rate at 50 percent, many Atlanta residents have gone through the often somber process of divorce. Perhaps one of the most daunting statistics to emerge is that 15 percent of all US women are divorced, compared to the early 1920s, where less than one percent of the female population were divorced. With the divorce rate on the rise, women are also the majority who file for divorce. In fact, women file more than two-thirds of all divorces. In today's society, many men have felt that they got the short end of the divorce stick, especially when it comes to child custody.

New research focuses on dads, especially single fathers

The Pew Research Center is a widely known nonpartisan fact-gathering organization based in Washington, D.C., that is broadly viewed as authoritative on information it releases pursuant to polling and research on many issues important in American life.

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