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  • Court says sperm donor liable for child support (moron donor alert)

    12/01/2007 2:01:29 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 61 replies · 868+ views
    Newsday ^ | Saturday, December 1, 2007 | By Sophia Chang
    Court says sperm donor liable for child support BY SOPHIA CHANG sophia.chang@newsday.com December 1, 2007 A Nassau County man who said he donated sperm to a female co-worker as a friendly gesture -- and then sent presents and cards to the child over the years -- is legally considered the father and may have to pay child support for the college-bound teenager, according to a judge's ruling. Still, he took the unusual step of allowing his name to appear on the child's birth certificate because he thought it was in the child's "best interests that he would have an identity...
  • OUR OPINION: Nation's children being harmed by unmarried adults

    11/25/2007 7:45:05 AM PST · by madprof98 · 61 replies · 376+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/25/07 | Jim Wooten
    Former professional basketball player Jason Caffey had two children with his wife, and at least six other children with women in metro Atlanta, Alabama, Louisiana and Illinois. Professional football player Travis Henry, a Denver Broncos running back with a $25 million contract, has nine children by nine women in four Southern states, including a Lithonia boy fathered out of wedlock three years ago. Caffey, who earned as much as $5 million a season in a 10-year NBA career with the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks, filed for bankruptcy in Alabama in August. His wife, who lives in...
  • 20 Years in Prison for Failing to Pay Child Support?

    11/13/2007 11:10:10 AM PST · by PercivalWalks · 8 replies · 161+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 11-12-07 | Glenn Sacks
    The article below is illustrative of the problems with the child support system in many ways:1) I've often made the point that when we jail or threaten to jail child support debtors and they pay money to stay out of jail, this money often is not theirs but instead money they've borrowed from their family and friends. Yet inevitably whatever chest-thumping/publicity-seeking DA who's behind the latest crackdown will tell you, "See? The deadbeats have the money and the threat of jail makes them pay!"In this article, a judge is admitting that threatening to jail people means they borrow money from...
  • From WomenPayingSupport.com--'Be a Man...Don't Ask for Spousal Support'

    10/23/2007 9:40:36 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 8 replies · 90+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 10-23-07 | Glenn Sacks
    "You've never heard complaints about paying child support until it's a woman who has to pay it."--Seattle Family Law Attorney Lisa Scott "The only way to abolish alimony is to make women pay it."--Tom Leykis, nationally-syndicated talk show host.When men work hard to support their families, they're often accused of victimizing their poor wives who have to stay at home, chained to their children. The National Organization for Women and other feminist groups often argue that these men don't deserve joint custody after divorce because they "never took primary responsibility for raising their kids while they were married." When divorce...
  • Finances driving Williams' comeback bid

    10/10/2007 11:57:05 AM PDT · by Combat Override Button · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | October 9, 2007 | Jason Cole
    Williams, serving a suspension since the start of the 2006 NFL season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, is not subject to a reduction in financial responsibility as a result of self-induced changes in income or job status, according to Florida law.
  • Passport Rules Unfair to Child Support Debtors

    09/13/2007 11:24:54 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 3 replies · 194+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 9/13/07 | Glenn Sacks
    My new co-authored column, Passport Rules Unfair to Child Support Debtors (San Antonio Express-News, 9/8/07), criticizes the new child support/passport rules which are so overwhelmingly popular among the editorial boards of our nation's newspapers. The column is a response to the Express-News' recent editorial “Federal law catching up with deadbeat parents” (8/23/07). I commend the paper for its willingness to publish such criticism. Passport Rules Unfair to Child Support Debtors By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks San Antonio Express-News (9/8/07) The San Antonio Express-News' recent editorial “Federal law catching up with deadbeat parents” (8/23/07) presents a one-sided view of...
  • Local Child Support Case Could Lead to Major Changes (Not His Biological Child)

    09/12/2007 8:16:16 AM PDT · by RabidBartender · 139 replies · 2,021+ views
    St. Joseph News-Press (Missouri) ^ | 9/12/07 | Aaron Bailey
    David Salazar was jailed for not paying child support - for a girl that isn't his biological daughter. The Missouri Supreme Court heard Mr. Salazar's case Tuesday, and its decision could have sweeping impact on child support cases throughout the state. Mr. Salazar, a former Buchanan County resident, was found guilty and jailed for 28 days for failing to pay child support for a 5-year-old girl whom no one argues is his biological daughter. Even the girl's mother, Shannon McClure, says Mr. Salazar isn't the father. But under current Missouri statute none of that matters. If a man is married...
  • Presidential Candidates' Views on Fathers' Issues, Child Support (Part I)

    08/21/2007 10:11:36 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 4 replies · 137+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 8/21/07 | Glenn Sacks
    Reflecting the weakness of the fatherhood movement, fathers' issues haven't been much of a part of the current presidential election yet. However, as I've reported on this blog, several candidates have made statements on fathers and child support, including Republican candidate John McCain and Democratic candidates Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Bill Richardson. Of the four, McCain, Edwards and Richardson have been negative or largely negative, while Obama has said some positive things as well as some negative things. Their statements are briefly encapsulated below. John McCainIn March, Republican presidential candidate John McCain was asked about fathers' concerns over family...
  • Denying Passports helps secure back child support

    08/15/2007 8:26:54 AM PDT · by RS · 85 replies · 1,232+ views
    AP via San Diego U/T ^ | 08/15/07 | AP
    Now that millions of additional travelers need passports to fly back from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and South America, collections under the Passport Denial Program are on pace to about double this year, federal officials told The Associated Press.
  • John Edwards Waves Stick at Dads, Pushes the '$4 for $1' Child Support Enforcement Myth

    07/19/2007 1:41:15 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 5 replies · 269+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 7/19/07 | Glenn Sacks
    It's the lie that never dies--child support collects $4 for every $1 spent on enforcement, so enforcement efforts should be stepped up. The latest to push this is Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, as part of his new "Initiative to Strengthen Families" [http://campaignsandelections.com/nh/releases/index.cfm?ID=2156]. No, I'm not accusing him of being deceitful--he may well not know the truth about the issue. In my co-authored column "Federal Child Support Enforcement Cuts Will Hurt Bureaucrats, not Children" (Las Vegas Review-Journal & others, 12/17/05) [http://www.glennsacks.com/federal_child_support.htm], I explained: "It is true that federal figures show that over $20 billion in child support is collected nationwide...
  • Duped 'dad' out of luck, court says;He can't recoup support

    07/18/2007 11:46:12 AM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 89 replies · 2,898+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | July 18, 2007 | MARGARET McHUGH
    A former Morris County man who learned 30 years after his son was born that the child was not his cannot recoup $110,000 spent in child support from the biological father, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The 7-0 decision overturned an appellate court ruling in 2005 and found there is no exception in the New Jersey Parentage Act to extend the deadline in a paternity case beyond the child's 23rd birthday. "The Legislature evidently knew what has been known since time immemorial -- that children would be born of adulterous relationships and that the true identity of the...
  • Court says child support law for unmarried parents is retroactive

    07/12/2007 9:06:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies · 1,398+ views
    Newsay ^ | July 9, 2007 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that a law designed to give children of unwed parents the same rights as those born to married parents applies to all child support cases, even those decided before the statute took effect in 2004. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the decision will result in millions of dollars in additional support for children and is a victory for taxpayers, who often bear the burden for providing food, clothing and other necessities through welfare. The law extended the obligation of unmarried parents to pay court-ordered support for their children from when...
  • It's Time for Prince Fielder to Forgive Cecil Fielder, His Father

    07/10/2007 1:22:02 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 3 replies · 1,147+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 7/10/07 | Glenn Sacks
    Milwaukee Brewers star first baseman Prince Fielder, 23, will start in the All-Star game tonight, and is leading the National League in homeruns. There are inevitable comparisons between Prince Fielder and his father Cecil, who led the majors in RBI three seasons in a row for the Detroit Tigers during the 1990s. Both Fielders are/were fat, slow, power-hitting first basemen, and both were visibly close during Cecil's career. During Cecil's career with the Tigers, he was widely seen as a doting family man, and Prince was often with his father in the clubhouse or at batting practice. As Prince began...
  • Child-support suit challenges jail tactic

    07/06/2007 6:32:35 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 32 replies · 1,559+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | July 5, 2007 | Glenn Saks
    The war on so-called "deadbeat dads" is often really just a war on low-income men who are unable to pay the money the deeply-flawed child support system demands. Roughly 100,000 men are jailed each year for alleged nonpayment of child support. In many cases this amounts to debtors prison--men being jailed because they are unable to pay.MND article related to article in Tennessean.com:Click here for Tennessean article.
  • 50 Cent in Child Support Court Battle

    06/25/2007 10:00:51 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 6 replies · 293+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2007 | Associated Press
    The $25,000 a month in child support and household expenses that rapper 50 Cent pays to the mother of his 10-year-old son is not enough, says the boy's mother, Shaniqua Tompkins. The rapper is "worth tens and tens of millions of dollars," said her attorney, Raoul Felder. The parents of young Marquise Jackson are wrangling over the issue in family court in this Long Island community, where 50 Cent arrived Friday in an armored SUV equipped with a satellite dish. 50 Cent no longer needs to worry about the choice he famously expressed on a 2004 album _ "Get Rich...
  • California Law Enables Paternity Fraud

    06/25/2007 8:21:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 315+ views
    azconservative ^ | 23 June 2007 | John Semmens
    A California Court of Appeals ruled that Taron Grant James who was forced to make child support payments based on a paternity judgment later proven fraudulent is not entitled to reimbursement. James was named as father on the birth certificate of a child born to Tami Burton in 1992—even though he couldn’t have been the father since he was deployed in the Gulf War during the time of conception. Ultimately, with the assistance of California authorities, Burton was able to bilk James out of $12,000, damage his credit rating, and put him through years of legal hassles. Writing for the...
  • SoCal man won't get refund of support for child that isn't his

    06/22/2007 10:29:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies · 1,619+ views
    LOS ANGELES—A Torrance man cannot be reimbursed for thousands of dollars he was forced to pay to support a child he did not father, an appeals court ruled. State laws do not allow Taron James to demand repayment of the money he supplied before a DNA test confirmed that the child of a former girlfriend was someone else's, the state 2nd District Court of Appeal said in a ruling published Tuesday. James, 38, said he will appeal to the state Supreme Court. James said he has been in "financial hell" since the case began. "The fight is to keep this...
  • Court Denies Taron James, Victim of Paternity Fraud While Deployed in Iraq, Reimbursement of Money

    06/21/2007 10:14:45 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 685+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 6/21/07 | Glenn Sacks
    The Taron James paternity fraud case is one of the most egregious examples of the abuses the child support enforcement system visits upon men. In my co-authored column Defrauded Veterans Have Mixed Emotions on Veterans Day (Daily Breeze [Los Angeles], 11/11/03)[http://www.glennsacks.com/veteran_feels_mixed.htm], I wrote: "For Torrance photographer Taron James, a decorated veteran of Operation Northern Watch, Veterans Day always brings mixed emotions. "James enlisted in the Navy at age 20 in the days leading up to the first Persian Gulf War, and carried out hazardous reconnaissance missions behind Iraqi lines in the war's aftermath. "He earned four service medals and three...
  • New Column: Texas Frozen Embryo Case--In Defense of a Man's Right to Choose

    06/19/2007 2:08:04 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 12 replies · 445+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/19/07 | Glenn Sacks and Mike McCormick
    The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering the legal briefs in the highly publicized Roman v. Roman frozen embryo case, in which Augusta Roman seeks to implant the embryos created during her six-year marriage to Randy Roman. Randy Roman is trying to prevent this, and won a unanimous decision in the Texas First District Court of Appeal in February. Because this is a new, cutting-edge area of the law, and one which has received little judicial attention in Texas, it appears likely that the Texas Supreme Court will hear the case. Though Augusta Roman says she will raise the child...
  • A Fathers' Rights Perspective on Anne Heche's Divorce/Custody Settlement

    06/12/2007 1:15:54 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 38 replies · 1,936+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 6/12/07 | Glenn Sacks
    Anne Heche's recently announced divorce/custody settlement with her estranged husband, Coley Laffoon, has some of the marks of the types of custody decisions which I and the fathers' rights movement have often criticized. According to the Entertainment Television story "Anne Heche's Hubby Gets Custody, Cash" (6/11/07): "Anne Heche has to pay up, in more ways than one. "A Los Angeles Superior Court judge awarded the actress' estranged husband, Coley Laffoon, primary physical custody of their five-year-old son, Homer, and an unspecified amount of child support. "Heche, who's headed back to Vancouver next month to start shooting the second season of...
  • Stupid Men

    06/07/2007 6:49:15 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 81 replies · 3,833+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | June 7, 2007 | The Gonz Man
    Stupid Men June 7, 2007 at 6:04 pm · Filed under Sex & Relationships, Mating, Marriage & Divorce, Feminism, Child Support & Custody, Vox Populi I’m going to give you the highlights of a very unfunny joke. A man is married for 8 years, and comes home one night to “the talk.” The one about the relationship, about the need for space, (I have a boyfriend, and it’s getting to hard to cover it up) – a lot of us know the drill. So, he agrees to move out “for a while” to “work on the relationship.” Fast forward a...
  • CHILDREN/SUPPORT: Provides for the extension of child support past the age of majority

    04/25/2007 4:48:08 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 65 replies · 4,022+ views
    Louisiana State Legislature ^ | 4/13/2007 | McVea
    Regular Session, 2007 HOUSE BILL NO. 249 BY REPRESENTATIVE MCVEA CHILDREN/SUPPORT: Provides for the extension of child support past the age of majority AN ACT 1 To enact Civil Code Article 230(B)(3) and R.S. 9:315.6(3) and 315.22(E), relative to child support; to provide for continued support for a major child in certain higher education programs; and to provide for related matters. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana: Section 1. Civil Code Article 230(B)(3) is hereby enacted to read as follows: 6 Art. 230. Scope of alimentary obligation 7 * * * 8 B. 9 * * * 10...
  • U.S. Males Suicides UP again(2004 report)

    04/06/2007 9:13:29 PM PDT · by Orlando · 29 replies · 654+ views
    The CDC is 2-3 years late in releasing this data. 2004 numbers show increase in male suicides. Males........... 25,566 Females......... 6,873 -------- 2003............ 25,203
  • Group Protests Outside Pizza Place

    03/30/2007 7:18:24 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 27 replies · 335+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | March 30,2007 | Deb Silverman
    Group Protests Outside Pizza Place Posted By: Deb Silverman Protesters were outside a Hamilton Pizza Parlor because the owner's working to help track down deadbeat parents. Members of the national group "Fathers for Justice," are picketing outside Karen's Pizza on Eaton Avenue. This is one of three Butler County Pizza Parlors putting the County's most wanted deadbeat parents on pizza boxes. The unique effort by the Butler County Child Enforcement Agency recently made national news. "What's happening is the kids are seeing this on the boxes it's awful," said John Fowler from Fathers for Justice. "We don't humiliate people that...
  • Deadbeat parents on pizza boxes

    03/26/2007 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Cagey · 39 replies · 875+ views
    C News ^ | 3-26-2007 | LISA CORNWELL
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Customers at some suburban pizza parlors are getting something extra with their pepperoni and mushrooms - wanted posters for parents accused of failing to pay child support. The idea came to Cynthia Brown, executive director of the Butler County Child Enforcement Agency, while she was ordering pizza. "It suddenly dawned on me that most people running from the law don't eat out, they order pizza," said Brown, whose county is north of Cincinnati. Enforcement agencies across the country use a variety of methods to locate support scofflaws and collect past-due payments. Virginia has issued subpoenas to cellular...
  • 'Duped Dad' Bill Could Foster Closer Ties

    02/12/2007 11:18:56 AM PST · by PercivalWalks · 97 replies · 1,823+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | 2/12/07 | Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    SB 56, the new Colorado paternity fraud bill, addresses the dilemma faced by men who discover that the children they are paying child support for are not biologically theirs. The bill would allow “duped dads” to terminate their support obligations by utilizing DNA evidence. In a recent Rocky Mountain News column, Editorial Page Editor Vincent Carroll labels these men “the picky type whose parental love depends on a genetic link” and says they seek to throw their nonbiological children “overboard with a minimum of fuss.” Carroll does have a point--SB 56 allows the duped dad to sever financial ties between...
  • Temporary ‘enjoyment marriages’ back in Iraq

    01/22/2007 6:18:03 PM PST · by gobucks · 30 replies · 1,391+ views
    Washington Post Via MSNBC ^ | 20 Jan 2007 | Nancy Trejos
    BAGHDAD - Fatima Ali was a 24-year-old divorcee with no high school diploma and no job. Shawket al-Rubae was a 34-year-old Shiite sheik with a pregnant wife who, he said, could not have sex with him. Ali wanted someone to take care of her. Rubae wanted a companion. They met one afternoon in May at the house he shares with his wife, in the room where he accepts visitors seeking his religious counsel. He had a proposal. Would Ali be his temporary wife? He would pay her 5,000 Iraqi dinars upfront — about $4 — in addition to her monthly...
  • How much is too much child support? Mom asks court for $28K a month

    01/20/2007 6:33:55 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 100 replies · 3,975+ views
    The Atlanta-Journal Constitution ^ | 01/21/07 | BETH WARREN
    At last count, Florida attorney Willie Gary raked in roughly $1 million a month. Featured on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," the 59-year-old lives in a sprawling, $6 million waterfront home in Stuart, Fla. His law firm, which recently employed former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, has three posh offices and owns two jets, including a 32-passenger Boeing 737 outfitted with an 18-karat gold sink and a $1.2 million sound system. But just how much money is too much money to pay in child support? Atlanta resident Diana Gowins — the mother of twins fathered by Gary...
  • When Beating up on 'Deadbeat Dads' is Unfair

    01/15/2007 1:49:04 PM PST · by PercivalWalks · 330 replies · 4,033+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/7/07 | Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    The television station shows three general laborers, three construction laborers, a landscaper, a salesman and two tradesmen, most of them Latino men with dour expressions on their faces. Are they the featured men in a report about hard times for blue-collar workers in the state of Texas? The hopefuls for a local job training program? No—they are Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s “Top 10 Most Wanted Child Support Evaders.” The 10 men collectively owe nearly $700,000 in back child support. Not one appears to have an education, and the big wage earner in the group is a plumber. Abbott says...
  • Non-father must pay past-due child support

    01/12/2007 2:37:50 AM PST · by okiecon · 122 replies · 3,515+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2007 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK Even though a paternity test ruled out Anthony L- Parker as the father of a child in a child-support dispute, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today he still has to pay support owed the mother before he took the test. The opinion, written by Associate Justice Donald L- Corbin, says state law and prior court cases make it clear that an "acknowledged father" cannot be relieved of past-due child support. Associate Justice Robert L. Brown wrote in a dissent that the opinion reached "a grossly unfair result." In her original ruling, McGowan wrote that forcing Parker to pay...
  • Gynaecologist must pay child support

    11/15/2006 10:51:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies · 1,095+ views
    Ananova ^ | November 15, 2006
    A German doctor has been ordered to pay child support to a patient who got pregnant with a contraceptive implant...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 11-01-2006

    11/01/2006 5:28:53 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 170+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-01-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. A man still writes checks to his wife even after she's passed from this life It requires a court to stop child support Can you say, "Your money or your wife!"
  • Child support request leads to rape arrest

    10/06/2006 10:39:31 AM PDT · by kawaii · 12 replies · 1,017+ views
    Glens Falls Post Star ^ | 10/5/06 | DON LEHMAN
    Child support request leads to rape arrest Mother charged with statutory rape when Family Court realizes father was 13 By DON LEHMAN dlehman@poststar.com Thursday, October 5, 2006 10:46 PM EDT WARRENSBURG A woman's desire to get child support payments from the father of her young child landed her in jail Thursday, police said. The Warrensburg mother's trips to Warren County Family Court in recent weeks prompted court officials to investigate her claim further, allowing them to determine the person who fathered her child was 13 years old when he had sex with her, officials said. That's statutory rape under state...
  • Modern-Day 'Poll Tax' Costs GOP Votes

    10/05/2006 6:00:59 AM PDT · by Orlando · 20 replies · 800+ views
    The Human Events ^ | Oct 4, 2006 | Barry Weinstein
    " The Democratic Party instituted policies and pandering to the radical Women's Movement are responsible for at least 1 million non-felons- Divorced American Men commonly known as Fathers-- who are today being denied the right to VOTE...."
  • Are Single Mothers the 'New American Family?'

    10/04/2006 11:07:34 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 37 replies · 1,327+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/3/06 | By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Call it the backlash against the backlash. Over the past decade, Americans have increasingly understood that the divorce revolution, fatherlessness and single parent households are harming our children. Now those who view the traditional family as disadvantageous to women are firing back, defending women who choose single motherhood and depicting fathers as superfluous. Last fall Stanford University Gender Scholar Peggy Drexler penned the highly-publicized book Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men. This month Oxford Press released Wellesley College Women's Studies Professor Rosanna Hertz’s Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women...
  • Shared Parenting Initiative Helps Women, Too

    09/26/2006 12:50:22 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 19 replies · 529+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 9/26/06 | By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Jane is a successful career woman. She has moved up rapidly in a competitive field, and is advancing her career by attending business school at night. Bob works out of their home and does most of the childcare. If Bob decides he doesn’t want Jane anymore, should he be able to take her kids away and push her to the margins of their lives? The opponents of the North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative think he should. Under the NDSPI, unless a parent is unfit, both parents in a divorce will have joint legal and physical custody of their children. By...
  • Schwarzenegger Should Veto AB 2051

    09/20/2006 2:14:57 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 9/20/06 | Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Schwarzenegger Should Veto AB 2051 By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks The California Assembly just passed a domestic violence bill which will perpetuate the state’s harmful policy of excluding men and their children from receiving state-funded domestic violence services. Under AB 2051, only “battered women” are eligible for the shelters, hotel vouchers, counseling and legal services the state provides victims of domestic violence. Governor Schwarzenegger should veto this misguided legislation. Because AB 2051 is based on the discredited premise that men are rarely the victims of intimate partner abuse, the bill has aroused considerable opposition from domestic violence researchers and...
  • Uppity Men

    09/20/2006 12:10:42 PM PDT · by FreeManDC · 15 replies · 1,032+ views
    ifeminists.net ^ | September 20, 2006 | Carey Roberts
    Let's face it, we've been snookered. They promised gender liberation, now we're becoming dependents of the Nanny State. They averred no fancy for special treatment, now we have affirmative action. They said they only wanted to give women a voice, now we've got speech codes. They claimed to be for gender equality, now boys are struggling just to keep up in school. Why has it taken so long for us to catch on? One of the tacit rules of the New Gender Order is that the opinions of men don't count. "If white men were not complaining, it would be...
  • New American Bar Association Article Points to Crisis in False Paternity Judgments

    08/22/2006 4:03:20 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 31 replies · 1,174+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/22/06 | By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Child support enforcement programs are supported by all sides of the political spectrum, from women’s advocates on the left to traditionalists on the right. While this popularity is sometimes understandable, it has also allowed glaring and inexcusable abuses to fester and grow. Of these, none is more egregious than when men are forced to pay 18 years of child support for children who are not theirs, and who in many cases they’ve never even met. In “The Innocent Third Party: Victims of Paternity Fraud,” a new article in the American Bar Association's Family Law Quarterly, Washington DC attorney Ronald K....
  • How HHS Bullies North Dakota Citizens (no shared parenting = bureaucrats' job security)

    08/18/2006 5:58:22 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 13 replies · 565+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Aug 17, 2006 | Stephen Baskerville and Mitchell S. Sanderson
    How HHS Bullies North Dakota Citizens by Stephen Baskerville and Mitchell S. Sanderson Human Events Online Aug 17, 2006 Those who work in what was once nobly known as the civil service -- and what has degenerated into the "bureaucracy" -- are required by law and ethics to be politically neutral. Presidents and members of Congress, cabinet and sub-cabinet secretaries can voice opinions. Even judges are permitted (and often abuse) a privilege of obiter dicta. But career officials are supposed to implement the policies of the people and their elected officials, not publicly advocate what those policies should be....
  • Respect a Man's Choice, Too

    08/09/2006 11:27:38 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 7 replies · 732+ views
    AlterNet ^ | 8/9/06 | By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    In Kai Ma’s recent AlterNet column “The Difference Between a Womb and a Wallet” (7/26/06) she applauds a U.S. District Court judge’s quick, contemptuous dismissal of Matt Dubay’s “Roe v. Wade for Men” lawsuit. Dubay sought to wipe out the child support payments he is obligated to make to an ex-girlfriend who, he says, used a fallacious claim of infertility to deceive him into getting her pregnant. In opposing “Choice for Men,” Ma asserts that a “woman's decision to terminate a pregnancy is not the equivalent of a man's choice to financially opt out of fatherhood.” She cites the pain...
  • Philadelphia Daily News Unfairly Stereotypes Dads

    08/02/2006 12:38:07 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 19 replies · 905+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 8/2/06 | Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Child support debtors are everybody’s favorite punching bag. The Daily News is apparently no exception, as reporter Dana DiFillippo recently penned two ill-advised, one-sided critiques of divorced and separated fathers. In Jail Threat Springs $$, DiFillippo highlights the story of a local "deadbeat” who offered a judge a “list of reasons why he had failed to pay almost $16,000" in child support. The judge “barks” at these explanations and gives the surprised father two months in jail. DiFillippo approvingly quotes prosecutor Maria McLaughlin, who “chalked up another victory” with the case, as McLaughlin blames the debtor for his incarceration. According...
  • Devoted Parent Risking It All To Highlight Family Rights Violations

    08/02/2006 3:25:52 AM PDT · by teri in cali · 35 replies · 1,010+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | August 2, 2006 | Teri Stoddard
    John Murtari is already showing signs of dehydration just one day after turning himself in to the Jamesville Correctional Facility to serve a 6-month sentence for failure to pay court-ordered child support and starting his peaceful protest of noncooperation. When Murtari reported to New York's Jamesville he identified himself and explained to the officers he would not be cooperating. "I won't walk, eat or drink anything," he has said, "but I will tell them how much I love my son."Murtari says his civil rights have been violated, along with the rights of millions of other noncustodial parents. "People need to...
  • NOW at 40: Group’s Opposition to Shared Parenting Contradicts Its Goal of Gender Equality

    07/31/2006 12:12:29 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 19 replies · 748+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/31/06 | By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    The National Organization for Women turned 40 this summer, and formally celebrated its anniversary at its national conference in July. NOW President Kim Gandy has proudly recounted her organization's successes in opening up opportunities for women, and says they are “never giving up the dream of full equality for all.” Unfortunately, on some issues – particularly in family law and child custody – NOW's policies and actions contradict its ideals of “full equality for all.” This is most evident in the group's dogged opposition to joint custody and shared parenting. The logic behind shared parenting is hard to dispute. Kids...
  • NOW at 40: Group’s Opposition to Shared ParentingContradicts Its Goal of Gender Equality

    07/31/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 8 replies · 476+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/31/06 | Glenn Sacks
    The National Organization for Women turned 40 this summer, and formally celebrated its anniversary at its national conference in July. NOW President Kim Gandy has proudly recounted her organization's successes in opening up opportunities for women, and says they are “never giving up the dream of full equality for all.” Unfortunately, on some issues – particularly in family law and child custody – NOW's policies and actions contradict its ideals of “full equality for all.” This is most evident in the group's dogged opposition to joint custody and shared parenting. The logic behind shared parenting is hard to dispute. Kids...
  • Teen Sues L.A. After Decade in Foster Care

    07/17/2006 8:00:34 PM PDT · by dread78645 · 41 replies · 1,398+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | 2006-07-17 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES Jul 17, 2006 (AP)— A teenage girl reunited with her father last year after a decade in foster care is suing Los Angeles County for taking so long to bring them together. County supervisors had said in September that the reunion of Melinda Smith, now 17, and father Thomas Marion Smith was the result of a "groundbreaking effort," and congratulated county agencies for locating the father. But the lawsuit alleges that the Department of Children and Family Services failed to use "due diligence" to locate Thomas Smith. It claims the agency never notified Smith, who had continued making...
  • Goldwater, McCain And Indentured Servitude

    07/10/2006 3:35:04 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 17 replies · 638+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 10 July 2006 | David R. Usher
    Goldwater, McCain, and Indentured Servitude July 09, 2006 By David R. Usher Don Goldwater raised the ire of Republican candidate John McCain last week by suggesting that illegal immigrants should be imprisoned and have to help build a wall to stop Mexico from mass exportation of its poor and criminal citizens. Goldwater is champing for a term as Governor of Arizona. He correctly asserts that foreigners who intentionally go out of their way to violate immigration laws have committed crimes, should be incarcerated for a period of time, and have to work to pay the costs of their incarceration. Goldwater...
  • Girl's death lost in the system Dad paid support for 11 years after child killed

    06/15/2006 8:55:01 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 866 replies · 9,464+ views
    Times Record News ^ | 06/07/2006 | Stacy Horany
    A check in the mail led Daniel Davenport to a terrible discovery. The Wichitan had lost his daughter, Ashley,when he and her mother broke up in 1988. Ashley stayed in the Golden State with her mother. Davenport left California in 1990 and returned to Wichita Falls. Davenport lost Ashley again - this time to a fatal car accident in July 1995. But he wouldn't know about the wreck until 11 years later after, receiving a refund check for child support, arrears and medical insurance from the Texas Attorney General's office. Davenport pulled the check from his mailbox one day in...
  • Records show majority of callers can't get through to state's child support hotline

    06/11/2006 2:43:29 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 5 replies · 276+ views
    Tina Monaghan despises the busy signal. Three times a day, at least twice a week, the Loxahatchee mother dials Florida's Child Support Enforcement hotline, trying to outwit the perpetual beep. "It's almost like a part-time job. I do my 40 hours a week job, come home and do the mom thing and then call them," she said of the agency that monitors whether her ex-husband in Broward pays support for their two daughters. "My cell phone, I have programmed an alarm to go off every day at 5:30 [p.m.] because I figure if it's close to 6, I might get...
  • Romney Wants Deabeat Dads to Pay For Their Kids' Health Care

    05/31/2006 11:26:58 PM PDT · by Jeff Fuller · 25 replies · 347+ views
    Iowans for Romney ^ | 5/31/06 | Jeff Fuller
    Governor Mitt Romney proposed a new bill in accordance with his "personal responsibility principle" that would require non-custodial parents with financial means to pay for their childrens' health insurance . This "personal responsibility principle" is the idea that every person needs to take seriously the responsibilities that are theirs and not find ways to escape from them. This could be an issue on which he will campaign in 2008 seeking similar federal law if elected (current federal law only requires non-custodial parents to cover their children if they have a fitting insurance plan through their employer . . . but...