Why? The #1 social problem of our time.


There are almost 25 million Children in the United States living in Fatherless homes. Help tell the story of how important Dads are. Help us enrich the lives of Children through Dads.

Fatherlessness is the #1 social problem of our time because it is the root cause of at least 20 other social problems.

American Fathers asked Republican and Democratic Parties...

How will you fix this??

Social problems including: teen suicide, mass murder, crime, drug usage, parental suicide, teen pregnancy and even over 50% of all mental health problems in the U.S. today. The divorce industry is essentially a a criminal racket that is destroying society for its profit motives! Literally! Fatherless Homes Now Proven Beyond Doubt Harmful To Children Children from fatherless homes are*: - 15.3 times more likely to have behavioral disorders - 4.6 times more likely to commit suicide - 6.6 times more likely to become teenage mothers - 24.3 times more likely to run away - 15.3 times more likely to have behavioral disorders - 6.3 times more likely to be in a state-operated institutions - 10.8 times more likely to commit rape - 6.6 times more likely to drop out of school - 15.3 times more likely to end up in prison while a teenage - 73% of adolescent murderers come from mother only homes - 6.3 times more likely to be in state operated institutions.
There is a fundamental liberty right guaranteed to both parents by the 14th Amendment. This is the right to the care, custody, and nurture of their children.

According to the Supreme Court of the United States: Absent a Compelling State Interest of harm or potential harm to the child, the State may not intervene in the privacy of family life. Overall, research studies show that children of joint custodians are better adjusted than children of sole custodians on each of the following measures: general adjustment; family relations; self-esteem; emotional adjustment; behavioral adjustment; and divorce-specific adjustment. Another benefit of Joint Physical Custody is that it improves child support compliance. Researchers have found a positive correlation between the frequency of a parents contact with a child and the payment of child support. 
  • An estimated 24.7 million children (33%) live absent their biological father.
  • Of students in grades 1 through 12, 39 percent (17.7 million) live in homes absent their biological fathers.
  • 57.6% of black children, 31.2% of Hispanic children, and 20.7% of white children are living absent their biological fathers.
  • According to 72.2 % of the U.S. population, fatherlessness is the most significant family or social problem facing America.
  • Among children who were part of the “post-war generation,” 87.7% grew up with two biological parents who were married to each other. Today only 68.1% will spend their entire childhood in an intact family.
  • With the increasing number of premarital births and a continuing high divorce rate, the proportion of children living with just one parent rose from 9.1% in 1960 to 20.7% in 2012. Currently, 55.1% of all black children, 31.1% of all Hispanic children, and 20.7% of all white children are living in single-parent homes.
  • White children born in the 1950-1954 period spent only 8% of their childhood with just one parent; black children spent 22%. Of those born in 1980, by one estimate, white children can be expected to spend 31% of their childhood years with one parent, and black children 59%.

You’ve heard about the crisis of fatherlessness and the negative consequences for children and for our society. Even if you are an involved dad, until we are successful, your children and grandchildren will be growing up in a culture of absent fathers and unfathered children. They will be affected!

You can be a part of the solution!

The Children's Rights Blog was formed to give PARENT'S an outlet for support and to share their stories. These are not “PARENTS” who are out to avoid financial obligations or to ignore their children. These are PARENTS who are heart-sick, worried, scared and frustrated by not being able to spend time with their children. These are PARENTS who are fighting desperately for normal every day contact with their children.

NO DEADBEAT DADS HERE!!!

#StandUpForZoraya #ILoveAndNeedMyDaughter #EndParentalAlienation


Nothing in this message or the group's archives should be considered legal advise. We provide to the general public and our website visitors information as a means to further their online legal research. All posted articles and any answers provided are merely suggestions and should not be regarded as legal advice. Please consult an attorney for that stuff because they claim to know these things and will happily charge you a lot of money for sharing their knowledge and experience.

Injustice against one American is injustice against all Americans.

Help us put the Justice back into Child Protective Services and get them focused on finding and saving abused children. It’s time we removed them from the profitable business of tearing loving non-offending families apart.



Parental Rights are being eroded.

Parentalrights.org is fighting for the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit. Parents all over America are losing their rights and don't even know it. If you care about your rights as a parent, please share this video with your family and friends. Featuring 3 reenactments based on real cases, "Overruled" is a shocking 35-minute docudrama that exposes how the rights of parents in America are being eroded and what you can do to turn the tide.

Here's how you can help:

1. Sign the petition at www.ParentalRights.org

2. Tell others about www.overruledmovie.com

5. Make a donation at www.ParentalRights.org


3. Write your local paper

4. Contact your Congressman



If you choose to try the free legal resources services available in Florida, be aware that there are eligibility requirements for most of these services. Here is a listing of various legal aid organizations and other legal resources in Florida. We provide a short description for each one and a direct link to their websites for more information.


Florida Legal Aid Resources


Gulfcoast Legal Services • Gulfcoast Legal Services is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, personal legal advocacy, counseling and education to vulnerable individuals and families.
SelfHelpSupport.org • SelfHelpSupport.org is an award-winning site that supports a growing network of self-help program practitioners with an online clearinghouse of information relating to self-representation.
American Judicature Society • This site has an excellent directory of National Self Help websites and organizations.
Florida Legal Services • Florida Legal Services, Inc. (FLS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to provide civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer.
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida • The mission of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida is to improve the lives of low income persons in our community through advocacy, education, representation and empowerment.
FloridaLawHelp.Org • FloridaLawHelp.org is administered by Florida Legal Services, Inc. and is produced in cooperation with Pro Bono Net and the legal service organizations and government agencies throughout Florida and the United States.
Florida Rural Legal Services • Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. (FRLS) was founded in 1966 as a private, non-profit corporation. FRLS provides free civil legal assistance to indigents and low-income elderly people in thirteen counties in South Central Florida. FRLS also provides legal assistance to migrant workers throughout the state of Florida.

Bay Area Legal Services • Bay Area Legal Services is a regional, non-profit public interest law firm that provides the highest quality legal counsel by assisting individuals and non-profit groups that have limited access to legal services; by resolving the legal problems of our clients; and by preserving the independence, hope, and dignity of those we serve.
Community Legal Services of Mid Florida • CLSMF is a nonprofit law firm serving twelve Florida counties. Our mission is to provide access to justice through high quality legal assistance to low-income people. Since 1966, dedicated CLSMF attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and advocates have worked diligently to solve civil legal problems that impact the day to day lives of Mid-Florida residents who cannot afford private attorney fees.
Legal Services of North Florida • Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF) is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Client eligibility is based on financial income and asset guidelines set by the federal government. Cases are also screened based on a variety of factors including case type.

Lawyer Referral Services
Need a referral to local attorneys who will contact you and, in many cases, can work with you individually on a case by case basis? Try these recommended Florida legal aid resources:


Lawyer referral service form Legal Match - Need a Family Lawyer?

Another outstanding free Florida legal aid resource is provided by the Florida Bar. Call the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 342-8011 and ask for a referral to an attorney on their Low Cost Panel. If you qualify, you will be referred to a private attorney who will charge you a reduced fee. The first half- hour of consultation with the attorney will be free. If you do not qualify for the reduced fee attorney, you will be given the name of an attorney who charges regular fees.However, that attorney will only charge you $25.00 for the first half hour consultation.


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Courtroom Tips

The CRC has prepared these tips in an effort to make your day in court a productive one. Attorneys founded the CRC and continue to advise on the Board of Trustees. Here they share years of gained wisdom with you. These tips will help your case, but of course they cannot apply to every situation you’ll encounter. Please also refer to their disclaimer.

The Tips

  • If you have an attorney, let your counsel speak. Unless directed otherwise, the Judge does not want to hear all the reasons why you think you’re right and the other party is not.
  • If asked to speak in court, address the Judge as “Your Honor”. Regardless of your personal opinion, the Judge has earned the title and respect to wear the robe of his office to decide your case.
  • Take control of any hostility or other negative emotions when you enter the courtroom and always be respectful of the Judge and his Court. It will not help your case to respond in any other manner, and could lead you to be found in contempt along with the unpleasantness that accompanies such a ruling.
  • Unless responding to a direct question when giving testimony, do not speak or make any comments to the other party or their counsel when you are in the courtroom.
  • Do not dramatize reactions to what anyone may say in Court by making facial or body gestures.
  • Dress appropriately. Consult your attorney if a certain strategy will be exercised on how you should be portrayed. Otherwise, “dress for success”. It will demonstrate a respect for the Judge and a serious appreciation for the purpose of the law.
  • Exercise that motto: “Be prepared”. Bring as much information, documentation and any pertinent documents that you possibly can with you; and make sure it is organized. It is better to have too much supporting information than get caught short and unable to substantiate a part of your claim.
  • Take notes. Your attorney will be very busy during the process and cannot remember everything said or immediately write it down. This is your case, don’t leave anything to chance.
  • Unless the Court or your attorney has instructed you differently, do not bring your children into the courtroom. This is your dispute, not your children’s. They love you both and should not have to hear all the gory details of what goes on in the courtroom.
  • Do not bring electronic devices to Court, and be sure to turn off your cellular phone before entering the courtroom.
  • Most courts will allow reading materials so do bring a book, crossword puzzle, magazine or other quiet items to occupy your time since it may be a long wait before your case is heard.

The Waiting

Preparing for your case to be heard in court is often a long and strenuous task. It is filled with many hours collecting information, negotiating agreements, coping with feelings, trying to consider the best interest of your children, and anxiously worrying about the judge’s decision. It’s a frightening situation and every parent has a right to be worried.

Now that the Court is involved, things will also be very different and quite intimidating than your previous attempts to construct a mutual agreement through your attorney. You released control of your ability to make demands and concessions to the decision-making of a Judge the moment you entered the courtroom.
Judges are Human


However impartial that Judge may want to be, they are still a stranger to you and your children, usually having little or no advance in-depth awareness of the particular nuances of your case being presented in Court.


Moreover, and despite some opinions to the contrary, a Judge is still subject to the same human faults as you or any other person. They can be having a “bad day” and prone to mood swings, illogical conclusions, distractions in their personal life, previous poor experience with your attorney, or a host of other things to affect the way things transpire in the courtroom.

Do not expect the Judge to make the “right” decision. There are three perspectives the Judge can consider when making a decision: your way, your spouse’s way, or the Judge’s way.
Already, that’s a 2 out of 3 chance things will not go in your favor. But since you’ve decided that the Court is the best option to settle your dispute, here are some important tips to help you get through the process, and potentially influence a better decision – or at least not make things worse.

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