Denying Dads Access To Children

"Knowledge is power" ~ Francis Bacon

For decades, Fathers' Rights Groups have tried politics to address the rights of fathers, while not teaching them how to solve their current problems, like not seeing their children. Joint Custody came about to the extent it has more due to favorable court rulings, by informed fathers

Denying Dads Access To Children

Whether a man is dealing with a divorce or paternity case, it is very important to learn his rights, and responsibilities. Further, what steps a father should take to avoid going bankrupt paying legal fees on top of child support that are out of line with the ability to survive financially. The sections below will provide you with indexed links designed to teach you everything you need in dealing with Family Law issues.

Children of Separated Parents

Chapter 1: Table of Contents

In all the turmoil that surrounds the problems of separating, or separated parents, often the needs and desires of the children become lost. As much as possible, the children should not become a part of what is happening between the parents. They already have enough challenges ahead of them, even if they do not know it. Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

Children of Separated Parents
Lacking Two Parents In The Home
Kids & Divorce: For Better or Worse
Video: Fatherless America
Results Of Fatherless Family Statistics

Desires & Needs
A Child's Bill of Rights

Beginning Vocabulary
50 Phrases To Encourage Your Child
A Child's 10 Commandments To Parents
The 10 Do's Of Disciplining A Child
Reading Corner

Children of America
Fatherless & In Need Of Immediate Intervention
The Problem
Current Policies

School Records

Federal Regulations
What The Regulations Mean To You
Questions & Answers
Sample Letter To Request School Records


Second Wife Club
Living In Step-Families

Understanding Your Answers
Reading Corner
Stepparent's Right To Custody Or Visitation
Child Support & The 2nd Spouse's Income
Stepfamilies on YouTube
2nd Wife Club Store

Our Youths & Teenagers

What Boys Do Not Learn In Sex EducationWhen Does The Child Deserve the Same Rights As A LEGAL ADULT?Teens Earning Money In This Economy
Right Age To Get Married

Writing Letters

Writing Legislators About Issues Facing FathersSample Letter To Legislators
Writing Editorial Letters
Includes Editorial Letter Links To Top 100 Newspapers

Useful Links

All Children Deserve Two Parents
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears has noted, children born to unmarried women and to those in cohabiting relationships "must often overcome increased risks of poverty, education failure, child abuse, delinquency, emotional distress and mental illness....the lack of a father's guidance in children's lives is a major cause of their suffering. "Marriage is the best child welfare, crime prevention, anti-poverty program we have".

Circle of Life
Telling a teen that their life will not end by waiting until they are mature for making adult choices.

NonTraditional Families, & Its Consequences For Children

Fatherless America
"Ominously, the most reliable predictor of crime is neither poverty nor race but growing up fatherless." Fortune Magazine

Fatherless America:

Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem


Parents Are Separating

Our Parents Are Breaking Up What Will Happen To Us?

Kids & Divorce: For Better or Worse

PBS Special

Writing Letters

Writing Letters

Writing Legislators About Issues Facing Fathers

Sample Letter To Legislators

Writing Editorial Letters

Includes Editorial Letter Links To Top 100 Newspapers

Getting Started

Chapter 2: Table Of Contents

With Knowledge Comes Power!
With Power Comes Rights!

By educating themselves, fathers can learn how to put together the needed materials, and evidence, to further their case, plus how to pick the right attorney with whom they can work as a team with a common goal. In far too many cases, a father will hire the first attorney they see, without conducting a thorough interview, and without first preparing materials to streamline the process, and avoid extensive legal fees. Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

Keeping A Daily Journal

Your #1 Piece of Evidence
Chronological Statement
Preparing the way before speaking to an attorney.

Recording Conversations
Using technology in the many states that allow it.

Can We Tape?
Listing of State Laws

Attorneys & You

Chapter 3: Table Of Contents

One of the most important decisions you will need to make is choosing an attorney to work with you in attaining your goals. Your success in and out of the courtroom is crucially dependent upon the skills of your attorney. The outline below is intended to serve as a guide to consider in finding and working with a good attorney (male or female). Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

Family Law Attorneys & You
Interviewing -- Interviewing - To Be, Or Not To Be: Pro Se

Representing Oneself In Court
Help Yourself Divorce

Family Law Terms
Court Watchers

Maintaining Honesty In The Courts
Request For Continuance Of Court Date
How to File Criminal Charges for Perjury
Cornell Law Library
Available for research


Chapter 4: Table Of Contents

DIVORCE!!! The Wretched D-Word
Any man faced with the possibility of a divorce is looking around wondering what they need to do first, asking themselves:
Do I need to immediately hire an attorney?
Will I be removed from my home?
What will happen to my child(ren)?
Will I lose everything I've built?
Click here for a video preview of the chapter

Divorce & DadsFirst Aid KitInitial Precautionary ActionsFinancial DocumentsEvidenceExpense & Income InventoryDiscoveryCustody & Access: Important Days FormEstimated Monthly Living Expenses FormAlimony vs Child SupportAlienation Of Affection Lawsuit

Depression In Men & Fathers

Paternity Rights

Chapter 5: Table Of Contents

More than 40% of American children are born out of wedlock. The fathers of these children often will become involved in paternity cases to determine their parental responsibilities.

The issues of single fathers are two fold, covering those who are having children outside wedlock with a significant other, and those who have learned they are (or will be) a father by an ex, or that one-night-stand.

However, they share the same issues in that both are financially responsible for the child, and neither have any presumed "Legal Parental Rights" to the child, even while paying child support. Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

Paternity: What Men Need To Know.

A Fathers Rights Movie
You & Your Unborn Child
You & Your Ex
How To Deal With A Claim of Paternity
A Paternity Order Request
Completing a request for an Order of Paternity when you suspect a child is yours.

A Petition To Determine Paternity
Depression In Men & Fathers
Giving Up Parental Rights
PreNatal Testing For Paternity
Should There Be Mandatory Paternity Tests On All New Births?
Challenging An Already Established Child Support Order Due To Non

Safe Haven Laws & Single Fathers
Is Getting A Vasectomy Right Out Of High School The Answer?
Married Girlfriend Is Pregnant By Me, What Happens Now?
A Consequence Of Cheating

Chapter 6: Table Of Contents

Mediation of custody and visitation conflicts involve a process of short term counseling and may be ongoing, with a specific aim of helping separated parents resolve the emotional issues which prevent them from reaching satisfactory agreements regarding their continuing relationship with their children. An uncontested divorce or paternity action need not require the hiring of two attorneys. Using a Certified Mediator, a detailed agreement can be developed.Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

Father Custody

Chapter 7: Table Of Contents

Many think the courts are rigged against dads, but the reality is more about attorneys unwilling, and/or lacking the knowledge, to truly represent a father. This is why it's important to learn how to interview and hire the right attorney. It is also important to learn what you can do on your own, rather than spending thousands of dollars paying an attorney to do the prep work.Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

Child Custody Father Custody Of Their Children-Can They Win?

Contested ConsiderationsBasic Procedures To Be DemandedConcepts To Be Made ApparentExpert WitnessesSpecific Areas Of QuestioningRelationship With The AttorneyVenting Aggression, Slinging Mud, & Derogatory TestimonyRights, Duties, & Responsibility Of Each Parent

A message about: James Cook (1924-2009)
Father of Joint Custody
Father of Joint CustodyObituary
The Case For Joint CustodyThe Psychological ViewNot Equality, But Best InterestsHow Should You Conduct Custody?
From A Plan Into Agreement Or DecreeAwareness Of Case PrecedentsPrepare For AppealJoint Custody Conclusion

Bird Nest Custody
Bird Nest Custody
When The Kids Get The House

Cooperative Parenting
Cooperative Parenting
What Is The Law
What Are The Needs Of Parents?
What Are The Needs Of Children?
Developing A Cooperative Parenting Plan
A Final Thought

Considered Factors
Considered Factors

In A Decision To File For A Child Custody Modification
Evaluation Of Your Motives For Wanting Custody
Positive Parenting Factors
Accentuate The Positive Factors
Negative Parenting Factors
Other General Factors

Prep & Interrogatories
Brief Background & History

Other Articles
Child Custody Forms and Resources
Child Removed From State
Custody: A Child's Choice
Family Court Watch: Keeping Judges Honest
Military: Family care plan change addresses custody questions

Our Family Wizard
A Final Thought

Visitation Rights

Chapter 8: Table Of Contents

Access rights to children can be a complicated issue, often with orders that leave open too much interpretation by the primary residential parent. Having a clearly defined order is very important. However, even with this, in 40% of the cases, the non-residential parent will be denied access, so learning how to also address this problem is also essential, especially how to do it without hiring an attorney.
Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

Child Support

Chapter 9: Table of Contents

What Child Support Payers Need To Know
Most divorced/single fathers must pay child support at some point. However, they have little understanding of the issue, nor do they fully understand how it affects their lives, and the lives of their children. They lack the knowledge of all their options, AND RIGHTS. Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

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  • The Basics of Child Support
    Child Support Jurisdiction
    New Child Support Claim
    Retroactive Child Support
    Child Support Modifications
    Departing From Child Support Guidelines
    IRS Child Tax Credit
    When Does Child Support End
    Contempt Of Court For Non-Payment
    Child Support & The 2nd Spouse's Income
    How Does Having Another Child Affect Child Support?
    Child Support Fraud-You're Not The Dad!
    Child Support Is Not Being Spent On The Kids
    Does Child Support Change If The Custodial Parent Gets A Raise?

  • If a father is unemployed AND ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR WORK, and if that father is imprisoned on contempt of court for non-payment of child support, then the sentencing Judge has done NOTHING to alleviate the father's inability to pay. Instead, the Judge has aggravated the situation by denying the father the ability to seek employment. If the judge is not a part of the solution, he is a part of the problem.

  • Abuse Allegations

    Chapter 10: Table Of Contents

    Falsely accusing a former spouse of abuse, whether domestic or child abuse, is a common tactic in the Family Court System.
    Don't be surprised if your ex throws this one at you. Given the current political and social attitude towards child abusers. It has become a witch hunt to eradicate these animals from our society.
    Click here for a video preview of the chapter.

    Manipulating The Courts Through The Use of False Allegations

    Dealing With False Accusations of AbuseWhat If You Think Your Child(ren) Is Being AbusedIf Accused Of AbuseDefending AgainstThe System: What You're Up Against
    Domestic Violence

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