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Fathers' rights case brings hope to unwed fathers nationwide

Pennsylvania fathers seeking custody of their children may want to take note of a recent case. A father in another state used a law little known by many men who are fighting for their fathers' rights. Some states have a father registry, on which a biological father who is not married to his child's mother before or at the time of the birth of their child can register in order to assert his fathers' rights. In this case, the fortunate father had registered before his baby was born after his sister researched his options.

Father seeks help from police in child custody case

Some Pennsylvania parents know the visitation rules in a child custody agreement are not always observed. There are cases when the parent chosen by the court to retain child custody runs into difficulty when picking up the child upon the conclusion of visitation. A recent attempt by a father and a police officer to gain physical custody of the father's child was met with outrage by a church's pastor and its congregation.

Pennsylvania fathers learn of fight for equality in child custody

Pennsylvania divorced fathers who are trying to spend more time with their children may be interested to hear of a father who is fighting for his rights to share equally in the custody of his two young daughters. He recently attended a rally in support of making others aware of problems fathers face concerning child custody, child support and other types of family law issues. Child custody is the issue that means the most to him.

Rap lyrics a focus in artist Ludacris??? child custody case

When parents are at odds over child custody, the matter is often brought before a family court. These hearings can become incredibly heated, and parents will use any and all leverage they can muster in order to gain the ability to obtain or retain their child custody rights. Many Pennsylvania readers have heard of the custody battle between rapper Ludacris and the mother of his daughter, which recently went before a judge.

Single father exercises primary child custody over his children

Child custody in Pennsylvania and nationwide is legally a two-way street. Both mothers and fathers start out with equal rights when they get involved in child custody disputes or agreed custody arrangements. Although the spotlight most often falls on the struggles and achievements of the single mother, single fathers also exist, and they sometimes step forth to exert all or most of the parenting duties over their children.

We help end custody disputes by standing up for parents' rights

It's no secret that fathers usually play a huge role in the lives of their children. Although, historically, men in Pennsylvania may have only been awarded a weekend or two every month, fathers are now just as entitled to access to their children as their ex is. Despite the elevation of equal parental rights in custody disputes, we know that some men still may not be aware of what they are actually entitled to.

Federal investigators help father enforce child custody

A parent who attempts to remove his or her child from the United States illegally, after having made a parental rights agreement, may face serious consequences. A Pennsylvania parent may desire help in enforcing a child custody order in the event that the other parent disregards the courts. A flight scheduled to leave the United States and land hours later in Beijing was recently stopped after taking off and asked to return to the terminal due to a child custody situation.

Does the tender years doctrine still affect fathers' rights?

Many fathers insist that family courts still favor mothers over them when it comes to granting primary custody of a couple's children. Even though the "tender years doctrine" was abolished by many states, including Pennsylvania, there still appears to be a preference toward women by family court judges. If this is true, the fathers' rights movement still has much work to do.

Father fights child custody battle when son given up for adoption

When a married woman in Pennsylvania becomes pregnant, there is a legal presumption that her husband is the father of that child. Men that are not married to the woman carrying their child do not receive the same consideration. A man who believes he is the father of a child could find himself involved in a child custody battle if the mother denies his paternity.

Adoption child custody ruling is major fathers' rights win

When it comes to the rights of fathers toward their children, the American court system sadly lags behind the shift that has taken place within our society. Fathers have become far more involved in the lives of their children in recent decades, and many shoulder as much or more of the responsibilities of childrearing than their wives. However, Pennsylvania fathers still face considerable challenges within the legal system in child custody cases. The recent court victory of one father reminds all others of the need to protect one's legal interests in relation to their children.

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