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Monday, September 25, 2017

Fathers' rights advocates fight against discrimination

Going through a divorce in Texas and around the nation can be an emotional process, particularly when children are involved. Traditionally, courts tend to grant primary custody of the children to the mother. However, fathers' rights advocates believe that those children who have the opportunity to spend equal time with both parents fare better than those who live with one parent the majority of the time.

Man becomes fathers' rights advocate after lengthy custody case

In a Texas divorce and elsewhere around the country, custody issues can often be contentious. Traditionally, courts have granted mothers more time with the children than with fathers. One father in another state learned he would only see his son every other weekend after his divorce. He had once been an active parent in his son's life and was devastated to no longer be regularly involved. As a result, the man is now an advocate for fathers' rights.

Fathers' rights questioned in lawsuit

When children are involved in a Texas divorce, there are often many issues that are contested between the ex-spouses. On occasion, these issues become common knowledge when the parties are recognized by the public. Fathers' rights issues were recently spotlighted when the father of an internet celebrity petitioned a family court to give him more decision-making authority in his daughter's life.

Proposed custody law aimed at fathers' rights

A Texas bill has been proposed that would allow for equal custody for mothers and fathers during a divorce. Advocates of fathers' rights are actively supporting the bill. However, a former family judge does not believe the law should mandate custody of children.

Fathers' rights of dad violated after false accusations

For many unmarried dads in Texas, the end of a relationship may bring the heartache of separation from their children. Even when custody rulings are handed down, they may have to fight for their fathers' rights. This may be especially true when mental illness is a factor. One dad in another state battled for two years for custody of his daughter while the agencies he hoped would help him seemed to work against him.

Woman jailed for denying fathers' rights to her husband

A volatile marriage may lead to an unpredictable divorce. Those in Texas who face custody disputes know how contentious they can be. When one woman was unhappy with the direction her divorce was taking, she decided to risk her freedom to deny her husband his fathers' rights.

Growing protection for fathers' rights across the country

Some of the more distressing information coming from the many studies and investigations into children of divorce is the growing recognition of parental alienation. This may be a conscious or subconscious effort of one parent to turn his or her children against the other. Studies show that, in Texas and across the country, it is most often the father who becomes alienated from his children. Perhaps because of this, many states are taking a closer look at fathers' rights.

Man fights for fathers' rights after DNA test

A paternity test may bring good news or bad news to a man in Texas whose fatherhood is in question. In another state, the results of a DNA test meant the end of fathers' rights for one man. Although he tried to fight for his cause in court, without an attorney to assist him, he made some crucial errors.

Mother disappears with daughter during child custody dispute

A father in Texas has been subjected to high levels of anxiety over concern for the well-being of his 9-year-old daughter. When a marriage or other important relationship ends, the parties involved are often balancing on an emotional high wire. One may be dealing with an obstinate ex or a child custody dispute, and during this time, it can be challenging to provide the children with the support and stability they desperately need.

Texas fathers' rights: Being left out could be against the law

When Texas parents go through a divorce or separate, one of the biggest points of contention between them can be the children. One man is attempting to stand up for his fathers' rights in the case of his son. He claims his wife failed to include him in several decisions concerning their son's medical care.