What is the Fathers’ Rights Movement?

What is the Fathers’ Rights Moveme...

Tweet In response to concerns that fathers were not being given equal treatment by the courts in child custody decisions the fathers’ rights movement was born. Described often as a social movement, members of the fathers’ rights movement call their efforts a civil rights movement dedicated to ensuring fathers have an equal opportunity with mothers to be awarded custody of their children. The movement has become increasingly vocal, and is a powerful force in efforts to eliminate gender bias in family courts...
Grandparents’ Visitation Rights In A Divorce

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights In...

Tweet All states have some type of “grandparent visitation” laws creating a legal right for grandparents to maintain a relationship with their grandchildren even after the death or divorce of their child who was the parent of the grandchildren. Approximately 20 states have what are called “restrictive” visitation statutes. These statutes grant grandparents the right to request a court to order visitation only if the child’s parents are divorcing or if one or both parents have died. In...
How are Child Visitation Rights Decided?

How are Child Visitation Rights Decided?

Tweet A parent’s right to be a part of their children’s lives is a basic right and the courts will only take away that right if they find a parent is a danger to their child and even if that determination is made a court will rarely deny a noncustodial parent visitation with their child. The court will more likely require that the visitation be supervised if they are concerned about the child’s safety. The court may require supervision by either by a children services professional or another family member.  So,...
How to Choose a Child Custody Lawyer

How to Choose a Child Custody Lawyer

Tweet If you are concerned you and your spouse will not be able to reach an agreement about child custody or child support arrangements consult with a family law attorney immediately. By all means continue to try and reach an amicable settlement that you are both comfortable with without putting your children through the trauma of a contested custody hearing but be prepared to litigate if you have too. Going through a contested child custody hearing will likely be one of the more difficult and stressful events in your...