Child support needs to catch up to reflect new roles for fathers, say experts

How ‘deadbeats’ can still be good dads – The Boston Globe

ONE KIND OF FAMILY is the one in an old greeting-card picture: two parents, one or more kids, all under one roof.

But another kind of family has become more and more common over the last several decades. We tend to call it “single parenting,” but it is really better described as an unmarried mother and father living apart, their children, and the government whose laws regulate their relationship.

That set of laws is the child-support system, and it covers 17 million American children—about a quarter of them. But that system is nearly 40 years old, established during a different economy, and built on an old model where the mother was the caretaker and the father simply brought home the bacon. Today, a group of critics is saying the system needs an update, not only to be fair to adults but to avoid hurting the children whose interests it is supposed to serve.

These critics are particularly focused on the role of fathers, who make up the vast majority of noncustodial parents. Fathers are overwhelmingly the target of the current system’s narrow focus on collection and enforcement. And for middle-class and high-income men, it may make sense to require simply that they pay up or else.

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WE ARE NOT A DISPOSABLE GENDER

Family Court Legislation Proposed  ~  Children’s Rightsthe war on men - 2016

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Being the queen of generalizations I am going out on a ledge.But hear me out. Even one of the columbine shooters was treated with an anxiety medication. Maybe we should see why the rates of asperger’s and autism are increasing? Maybe it could be as simple as the food we eat.(over processed). I say more love and understanding and having 2 parents would fix this sooner than gun legislation~Jan

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As an advocate for fathers against family court’s anti-father rulings. They unintentionally obscure the real tyranny that fathers face. Their pleas and actions play into complex morass that family court and its benefactors use as a smokescreen to cover its tyranny.

The family court is a far cry from its original version during our nation’s first century. Then, societal values made divorce and out-of-wedlock children rare. Fathers and mothers were held responsible for contracted obligations but not denied their parental rights and benefits. Society recognized both the fundamental rights of individuals and the importance of preserving the family because of the natural protection and incentives it afforded to its members – and to freedom from government intrusion into the family.

But the family court has, now, long been perverted into the family destruction business. It does so by denying fit fathers their parental rights to their own children – the…

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Parents Against Injustice. (Weekend round-up)

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome  –  Alltop RSS – It’s easy enough to find material describing PAS and how devastating it can be. But this book actually proposes effective countermeasures.

Moms and Wives Have Found Their Voice in the Dads and Families Section  –  Rob Watson at The Good Men Project – 

And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father. The post Moms and Wives Have Found Their Voice in the Dads and Families Section appeared first on The Good Men Project.

SUPPORT OUR CAUSE – Children’s Rightsc369e-sap

La alienación parental y separar a los hijos de uno de sus padres es abuso infantil  –  viso at CUSTODIA PATERNA

Sábado, 27 de Febrero, 2016 Jorge Tirado Zamudio, sube una imagen en donde manifiesta una verdad como un castillo. “La alienación parental y separar a los hijos de uno de sus padres es abuso infantil”. Y además de los más graves, pues las consecuencias que repercuten sobre los menores seguirán con ellos y marcarán sus vidas por siempre. No puede considerado un entorno sano para el crecimiento de los menores, aquel en donde el menor recibe constantemente críticas de su padre (o de su madre, aunque sean menos los casos). Los jueces que estos niños poco a poco vayan siendo víctimas… more »

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“Too Inconvenient” – Florida Family Court Abuse Against “FIT” Father

“ Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”~ Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) English writer

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“There is no question that our family law statutes need to be reformed and that there is a great deal of ‘judicial discretion‘ in family law matters. Often times, the outcome of your case depends more on the judge that you have been assigned than the facts of your particular case. If you were to have your case in front of one judge, the outcome may be very different if you were to have your case in front of a different judge.”  ~ Christine Bauer,  A Florida Attorney. 

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Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers.

• Studies on parent-child relationships and child well-being show that father love is an important factor in predicting the social, emotional, and cognitive development and functioning of children and young adults.Get the help you need bio mom - 2015FRM USA - 2015ChangePolitics - Fatherlessness Epidemic - 2016I ruined my ex - 2015Project Fatherhood FL 10- 2015Project Fatherhood FL 4- 2015

• 24 million children (34 percent) live absent their biological father.

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