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 […]

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Federal lawsuit spotlights alleged injustice against unwed dads

The acronym RICO is most often associated with conduct typically involving an established pattern of unlawful behavior by a criminal enterprise such as a drug cartel or prostitution ring. That close association with organized crime makes the application of the federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act to alleged wrongdoing in the realm of adoption […]

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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 […]

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Update on high-profile child custody, fathers’ rights case

It was a family law case that garnered national attention, including in Georgia, on several fronts, and it has finally come to an end. The high-profile legal battle between Cherokee tribal member Dusten Brown and the adoptive parents of his young daughter was, in one sense, a case spotlighted for aspects relating to fathers’ rights. […]

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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. And there is obviously a lot to deal with in most marital dissolutions, which is why “it can be especially […]

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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. Of course, mom has rights. Increasingly, too, the rights of grandparents are […]

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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 […]

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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. Numerous reports, studies and comments from men themselves strongly indicate that such a jaundiced male view has long existed, with many men facing […]

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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 […]

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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. One of its recurrent research themes stresses, broadly, important aspects relating to the American family and trends concerning […]

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