Women take the lead in national group espousing shared parenting

“If you look at history, no group involved in any kind of struggle can affect change on their own,” says one dad and divorced father who has, perhaps unwittingly, spawned a seminal movement promoting fathers’ rights in the context of child custody. Terry Brennan recalls voicing his views on equally shared parenting to a few […]

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Sexism: Men and women in common, not at odds

A recent article appearing in The Atlantic discusses the subject of men as victims of sexism, making some interesting — and, likely, for some people, some unexpected — points along the way. A preliminary point made in the piece is its assertion that, yes indeed, men, just as women, are sometimes discriminated against along gender […]

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Advice to the involved dad on custody, visitation strategies

Laws in Georgia and elsewhere across the country have evolved over the years to more fairly treat good dads who are in court trying to seek meaningful arrangements in child custody matters. Many men still feel awkward, misplaced and at a disadvantage, though, when before a family law judge and seeking an equitable outcome to […]

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Appeals court probes judge’s comments for bias in custody hearing

A father’s claim that a judge’s comments in a child custody hearing indicated judicial bias in favor of his ex-wife is receiving media attention focused on discussion of a judge interjecting opinions about a case that he or she is presiding over. Although the case involves a judge from Minnesota, the matter is certainly relevant […]

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Playing divorce hard ball when it’s unnecessary and wrong

In a recent media article, a family law commentator refers to the “mama bear” that she says is in most women who are seeking to protect their legal interests and the best interests of their children during the divorce process and following dissolution. There can, as she notes, be a legitimate interest in assuming a […]

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Court finds for dad who never consented to daughter’s adoption

For many people, few things tug at the heart more than child custody cases that drag on and are marked by lack of clarity regarding an outcome that is clearly in a child’s best interest. Many divorce cases featuring child custody issues are devoid of such concerns, but for those that aren’t, the decisions that […]

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Opinion: One working dad’s view on divorced dads in the workplace

Single dads who have custody of their children don’t get the same breaks at work as single moms. That’s the conclusion of a single father who has published an account of the subtle discrimination he encounters in the workplace, where single moms enjoy lenient treatment and flexible schedules, but single dads are expected to let […]

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Courts allow man to continue international child custody battle

As many people in Georgia know, child custody cases can become especially tricky if both parents reside in different countries. Although some countries have treaties with the United States that allow our court systems to make decisions in conjunction with international courts, many times these negotiations can get muddled because of differences in laws. This […]

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Tom Cruise files defamation suit against magazine for “vicious lies”

Apparently Tom Cruise had enough. A cover story in late July in the magazine Life and Style entitled “Abandoned by Her Dad” was reportedly more than Cruise could take placidly sitting down. In lieu of that response, he chose a more proactive alternative: He brought a defamation lawsuit against the magazine for $50 million in […]

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Paternity and Legitimation question

We were recently asked a Paternity and Legitimation question. A Paternity action is when a father brings an action to enforce his rights to visit with a child. A Legitimation action is an action brought by a mother to make the father the legitimate legal father of the child so that the child can inherit […]

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