What it means to be a dad under different Florida statutes.


December, 2010 Volume 84, No. 10

by Judge Sue Robbins

Page 24

Florida courts have been firm in asserting that a child has only one father, and that paternal rights and responsibilities cannot be spread or shared between two or more individuals.1 However, the reality of the law is somewhat more complex. A man may be a presumptive father, a putative father, a prospective father, or an unmarried biological father, and yet have no rights other than notice of proceedings with respect to the child. If the child is born to a woman who is married to someone other than the man in question, he may be entitled to even less.2 Paternity has been distinguished from legitimacy so that the rights and duties of fatherhood can sometimes be shared, or transferred from one man to another, without disturbing the child’s legitimate status.3 A man may be proven to be the biological father of the child, but not be recognized to have any parental rights.4 Parents may stipulate in a dissolution of marriage case that the husband is not the father of the wife’s then unborn child. Thereafter, the father may be required to be joined as a party in a termination of parental rights case because his rights continue.5


Finding Truth and Justice 4 Florida Children

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness were promised to each of us by our founding fathers. And the resulting legal system was intended to protect us and sustain us with reason, fairness and order. But the present state of family law makes this harder and harder to achieve – particularly in regards to divorce. Arbitrary laws and a confrontational legal system have created a litigious nightmare for many of us.

Finding Truth 4 Children (FT4C) is a self-censored chronicle of courtroom dramas, lived by people who lost all or some visitation with or custody of a child or children based on perjury and/or other false courtroom evidence.

Family Law Reform, Inc. was founded upon the same sound promise: that the dream of a decent life, the freedom to pursue it, and the resulting happiness are not for the few, not for those who have the most money or who have the most aggressive attorney, but for each one of us.
Family Law Reform’s most immediate goal is the creation of reasonable guidelines in our Florida divorce law to inform and assist judges in their continuing oversight and orders for alimony. These guidelines would discourage the destructive practice of continued litigation in order to determine a ‘winner’ and a ‘loser’. The present adversarial situation is destroying families while creating wealth for the courts and litigating family lawyers.

See video of an interesting recent Florida divorce case that took 4 years and $100,000 in attorneys fees. The ex-wife ended up in major debt and paying alimony. This is why we need alimony reform in Florida.


Fatherlessness Is A Growing Crisis In America!


New Study Says Divorce Can Seriously Impact Men's Health  -

Fatherlessness is a growing crisis in America, one that undergirds many of the challenges that families are facing. When dads aren't around, young people are more likely to drop out of school, use drugs, be involved in the criminal justice system, and become young parents themselves.
President Obama grew up without his dad, and has said that being a father is the most important job he has. That's why the President is joining dads from across the nation in a fatherhood pledge – a pledge that we'll do everything we can to be there for our children and for young people whose fathers are not around. When you take the President's Fatherhood Pledge, you'll receive updates, tips and resources from fatherhood organizations, prominent dads and other supporters of responsible fatherhood around the nation.
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In response to President Obama’s call for a national conversation on responsible fatherhood and healthy families, learn how you can join the President's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.
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En respuesta al llamado del presidente Obama para una conversación nacional sobre la paternidad responsable y las familias saludables, aprender cómo usted puede unirse a la Iniciativa Presidencial de Padres y Mentores.

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Other Helpful Links:
  • Learn more about the National Reentry Resource Center, which advances the reentry field through knowledge transfer and dissemination and to promote evidence-based best practices.
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How difficult is it for Fathers to navigate Family Court? Are the Family Courts fair as it relates to Child Support & Visitation?


Where's The Common Sense? Fix Family Courts!

"Children need both parents to be involved in their lives even when parents don't live together anymore!"

Loving Florida father's like "Ray" are being denied their parental rights by the other parent and their Florida Attorneys,  Florida Judges and Magistrates, and Florida's Judicial System! Family courts routinely curtail parenting rights...Support father's rights as well as the children's best interests! We are loving, caring, God-fearing, hard working individuals!  

These attorneys and the Family Courts need to prove why a Father should NOT have 50% Equal Time Share Arrangement! This is basically a crime of parental alienation which goes on every day in Florida's Family Courts Some People raise their voices, other People do not feel empowered to do so. Please help us put a stop to these human and civil rights violations." ~ Tina


Imagine a day when your ex can no longer use the system 

Fix Family Courts ‪#‎falseclaimsofabuse‬  at 

High Cost Of Returning To Family Court 


NOT In the Child's Best Interest

The Supreme Court has consistently described the parenting right to be among the “oldest liberty interests” protected by the American Constitution, see i.e. Troxel v Granville, 530 US 57 (2000);Santosky v Kramer, 455 US 745 (1982); Parham v J.R., 442 US 584 (1979); Wisconsin v Yoder, 406 US 232 (1972) and Meyer v Nebraska, 262 US 390 (1923). But this right is quickly eroding as part of a new world order, and it requires your protest, American style, before we lose it altogether. To avoid becoming the next victim, you need to join our cause.

Social science research has proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt that children do far better with equal custody than sole custody. In fact over 146 times better. Yet most states and judges award over 80% sole custody making these judges some of the most prolific child abusers on the planet today.


  • Divorce Courts will NOT protect your rights if you don’t demand it
  • Divorce Attorneys will NOT tell you how to preserve your parental rights in divorce
  • Most Divorce lawyers do NOT know how to preserve your parental rights in divorce
  • Child custody laws and family law codes violate your constitutional rights by default

Stop the winner take all slug fest. Deny the Judge any authority to restrict or deny your parental rights. Put your child’s best interest first by ensuring that you remain an equal parent in your child’s life.


Parenting Plans Help Children and Parents

Parenting Plan is an agreement that separated parents make about how their children will be cared for and supported. Preparing one yourselves means that you get to add your own decisions that suit your own circumstances. Agreeing about how things that affect your children are going to be organized, as straightforwardly as possible, will be good for your children and is likely to save arguments or misunderstandings along the way.

Excerpts from a Fathers4Equality article ~

The best interests of your children are the most important thing for you to think about when you make a Parenting Plan Agreement.

A parenting plan can include anything that parents need to agree on about their children. The plan can be changed at any time with the agreement of both parents.
If you want your parenting agreement to be recognized by law as a Parenting Plan it must be developed in a particular way. It needs to be written down, dated and signed by both of you.

What are the Advantages?

Because a parenting plan is worked out and agreed by both of you, agreeing in this way means you have control over the process and you won’t need to fight things out in court. Going to court can be a tense, traumatic, expensive, long term experience and it can be hard to get off the roundabout. In some situations court involvement is absolutely necessary, but parents who have been through the system say to avoid it if you can.
Coming to a workable agreement without going to court saves parents a lot of money, time and distress and, more importantly, it is better for your children. Research clearly shows that it’s not the separation of their parents that harms children the most; it’s the ongoing arguments and negativity between the parents, and the anxiety that children feel when their parents can’t co-operate about things that affect their daily lives.
When children know that their parents have talked about what’s best for them, and know that a plan is written down, they are likely to feel cared for and safer. If your children can predict the shape of their lives and know that you will keep the adult issues between adults, they will be able to manage the stresses and fears of the separation much better.

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