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August 2016 Archives

The Devastating Lie About "Deadbeat Dads"

Divorced dads take a lot of abuse in society. Often it is assumed that if a father does not have custody of his child, it is because he is disinterested. The term deadbeat dad is often thrown out broadly to describe a father who does not see his child or financially support his child. For most dads, this could not be further from the truth.

Overview of possible compensation for paternity fraud

Paternity fraud occurs when a father unknowingly provides support and accepts parental responsibility for a child to whom he is not biologically related. This may surprise you in the age of DNA and science, however, DNA tests are rarely undertaken outside of the context of a dispute. Typically, most fathers gain paternal rights because they are presumed by law or they affirmatively acknowledge parentage. This post will go over how paternity fraud occurs and what, if any, compensation you may be entitled to.

Study explores the reasons why fathers fail to pay child support

State governments spend millions of dollars a year in enforcement programs to compel parents to pay child support. Governments spend all of this money without fully understanding the problem. Surprisingly, very little research has been done to examine the justifications that fathers raise to avoid their payments. A researcher set out to study these reasons.

Toddler's death is raising questions about fathers' rights

For years, matters of custody leaned in the favor of mothers because the general consensus was that they were better at taking care of children than men. However, countless studies and anecdotal evidence have shown irrefutably that fathers are just as important to a child's healthy development. Fathers' rights activists have fought for change and have made headway, but there are still obstacles to overcome.

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