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Controversial fathers' rights bill proposed in Missouri

Abortion is a very controversial topic in our society. The debate usually centers around to what extent the involved individuals get to choose: does the unborn child not have the right to choose whether it lives or not, and does the expectant mother not have the right to choose what happens in her own body. Very rarely is the choice of the father ever seriously considered, but that is precisely what one Missouri lawmaker is approaching.

What does "fathers' rights" mean?

Fathers’ rights is a phrase that has been gaining popularity in the last few years, supported by years of data that seem to indicate a gender bias in custody agreements. While more women have been granted sole custody of children in the past, this is not necessarily indicative of a gender bias. It is important to remember that courts have always considered custody agreements that are in the best interests of the child. Unfortunately, this is a very subjective concept, and it does little to comfort fathers who cannot see their children often.

Stand up for your rights as a father

When parents separate, often they still both want the best for their child. Many children in Georgia grow up in the primary care of one or the other of their parents, seeing the other less frequently. Nevertheless, they still grow into happy, well-balanced individuals. Families come in all shapes and sizes and it is the love and respect within them that counts, not the configuration of the family unit.

We fight for fathers' rights

Child custody is usually one of the most hotly contested topics in a divorce, with both parties wanting to remain as involved as possible in their children’s lives. There are those who believe that men are treated unfairly in custody cases, which could cause concern for some fathers if they are facing divorce. Fortunately, evidence shows that it is better for children to have both parents in their lives through joint custody.

Is there a bias toward women in child custody cases?

Many people believe that women are more likely to be given child custody in a divorce case than men, simply because of their gender. This belief is not entirely without merit, as there has been much supporting data to prove that women have often been given sole custody in previous decades. However, contemporary legal precedent acknowledges that having both parents involved in their lives is usually better for children, and we have seen many more cases of joint custody, particularly in Georgia, where parenting time arrangements are often split completely evenly.

Grant Program promotes fatherhood in custody arrangements

It would be wonderful if custody disputes were always easy and both parents parted amicably and agreed to maintain a good relationship for the sake of their children, but this simply isn’t the case. When a marriage ends in divorce, parents can sometimes have feelings of anger or resentment toward their former spouses, and this derision can sometimes cause a rift between a child and his or her parent.

Courts have become more gender neutral in custody cases

A fathers' rights movement gaining momentum in our country is raising awareness of what advocates claim is a legal bias when it comes to women in custody cases. This trend is evidenced in one respect by the many websites and social networking outlets that now exist for disgruntled men to air their grievances. A common complaint of fathers' rights activists is that child custody courts will side with a mother even if the father is the better parent. But change appears to be coming in an age where fathers want to be a part of their children's upbringing, and fathers don't want the breakup of a relationship to prevent them from having a say in how their children are raised.

Father's 18-month custody battle coming to an end

Changes in culture are often accompanied by shifts in family law. For example, it was long held that women would almost always receive physical custody of their children in the event of divorce. However, men in general are now taking a more active role in their children's lives, and courts, including those in Georgia, are more inclined to split parenting time evenly between mothers and fathers.

Biological father awarded custody in battle with foster parents

Cases that involve children are seldom easy. Parents naturally want what is best for their children. However, problems may arise when outside parties disagree on what is best for the child. Residents of the state of Georgiashould be aware of fathers’ rights surrounding the privileges that biological fathers have regarding their children. Knowing your rights may help in many different custody circumstances ranging from divorce to complicated foster parent situations.

Fulton County judge upholds Usher's parental rights

If you're like most fathers in America, you would do anything to maintain a relationship with your children. Fathers' rights ensure that you have the opportunity to gain partial or full custody of your children, and they also entitle you to child support payments if it makes sense for your situation. In Georgia, you must go through a legitimation process to verify paternity of a child before you are eligible for visitation rights, custody and child support. However, these rights can remain in jeopardy even after your paternity has been established.

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