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Child Support & Child Support Arrearages: Advice For Fathers

Friday, January 20, 2017

Many fathers who are obligated to pay child support find themselves finding a significant number of tough issues, including the following: Read More

Father's Rights and Dealing with False Allegations During Child Custody

Friday, January 06, 2017

False allegations are not uncommon in child custody cases, and more and more people are using them as a legal strategy rather than as providing protection. Moreover, false allegations are the most prevalent in child custody cases because, even if made without merit and baseless, they require examination. When your ex-spouse falsely accuses you of physical or emotional abuse toward your children, the allegation can catch you completely off guard. The good news is just an allegation is not enough to strip a father's rights to physical or legal custody of his children.

If you have been falsely accused of abuse as part of a child custody case, there are methods to protect yourself and your child.

1. Ask for Proof of Reporting

If there is an accusation of abuse, ask for copies of a police report, contact with Child Protective Services, photos, or other documentation. If there is no proof, the allegations are likely false.

2. Keep Your Cool 

When a person comes across as overly defensive or argumentative, it can actually make them look guilty. If the claims are unsubstantiated and without proof, all you need to do is calmly denying the allegations.

3. Collect Evidence 

If allegations are made against you, gather any evidence that will prove otherwise. Create a list of names, dates, and locations. Plus, gather receipts and photos. For example, if you can prove that you were at the mall at the time your ex-spouse claims the abuse occurred, you disproved her accusation.

4. Find a Qualified Attorney

It is very important to find an attorney who specializes in Divorce and Family Law, and has real-world experience dealing with fathers' rights and abuse allegations. Only expert legal council will properly protect your interests.

5. Foresee State Involvement 

If there is a claim of child neglect or abuse, it is not uncommon for there to be a child protective services investigation. In many cases, child protective services will swiftly and efficiently uncover the accusations as false.

What haven't we covered yet that is important to you? If you would like to talk about father's rights and dealing with false allegations during child custody, or need more information, please contact us.

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Father's Rights: What You Should Know About Child Custody

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Here is a not-so-secret secret about father's rights and child custody in California: fathers do have equal rights without regard to if you were married to your child's mother. Many fathers just don't know that they have parental rights, which they can establish and enforce through the courts. However, there tends to be a lot of misinformation floating around. This article will help you if you choose to take the correct legal actions. Read More

What Are the Legal Rights of Military Fathers?

Friday, December 16, 2016

Over the last 15 years, many military fathers on deployment feel themselves at a disadvantage. It is unfortunate, and all too common, that a deployed or overseas soldier will suddenly find themselves in the middle of a divorce. Can you image the stress of having to both fight for your country and your children at the same time? It is a situation in with the military person is almost always at a disadvantage.

The military life is tough on families, overall. It can pull families apart, especially with long deployments. Regardless, receiving a notice of divorce while one is away can be devastating. Imagine feeling powerless to do anything about it. Regardless, there are times when the divorce goes through, custody and support are granted. Worse yet, mothers can, at times, relocate, effectively denying fathers access to their children.

As an example, reported by Fox News, is "Gary", a U.S. Navy Seal who was in Afghanistan. While he was away, his wife moved to Israel and filed for divorce abroad. With Gary almost powerless, the court granted the divorce and gave a substantial support award to the mother. Gary was "processed" by a California family court while he was on deployment, and he found himself victimized.

However, if you are active duty or deployed, the Servicemember Civil Relief Act can protect you from a default judgment. When you are served with a court summons, you may request a hold on legal proceedings until you return home. An SCRA stay can last for the duration of a military person's deployment plus sixty days. This can give you the time you need.

What haven't we covered yet that is important to you? If you would like to walk about the legal rights of military fathers, or need more information, please contact us.

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Father's Rights: What Should You Know?

Friday, December 02, 2016

Many fathers are not properly informed when it comes to child custody, child support, visitation, etc. One of the common misconceptions is that all mothers will automatically be given priority when it comes to custody. You do not have to sit back and not be a part of your child’s life. A father has the same rights as the mother. Read More

Family Courts Confront the Rise of Stay-at-Home Dads

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pew Research study found that the number of stay-at-home dads in the United States roughly doubled over the past thirty years. This reflects changing social norms when it comes to gender and parental roles. But, stay-at-home dads can still struggle against traditional gender biases, especially when going through a divorce. Men have traditionally been seen as breadwinners, and women as caretakers, and each of these views can prejudice men going through a divorce. However, whether it comes to child custody, alimony, or property divisions, men have the same legal rights as women. Read More

Father's Rights: Wage Garnishments

Friday, October 21, 2016

If you have obligations to pay child support, you will not be able to escape those obligations. One of the ways that courts make sure fathers pay child support is by wage garnishments.  Read More

How Father's Can Successfully Arrange for Child Visits on Holidays and Birthdays

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Father's Rights: How to Put an End to Parenting Time Interference

Friday, July 08, 2016

When a relationship ends, it can sometimes be difficult to handle the situation in a friendly manner, even when children are involved. One common occurrence among newly split couples is known as parenting time interference. Read More

Maintain Father's Rights by Establishing a Healthy Relationship with Your Child

Thursday, June 23, 2016

When it comes to child support, custody and visitation, you may feel that as the father, you don't have many rights. It's unfortunate that many divorcing dads feel this way, but it is important for you to understand that you have the right to see, communicate and be an active participant in the lives of your children. Mothers and father's rights are said to be equal under the law, but unfortunately, it's just harder to enforce and exercise a father's rights. Read More

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