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  • Judge rules Kansas sperm donor must pay child support

    01/23/2014 3:42:29 PM PST · by McBuff · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday. Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn’t intend to be a father. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn’t involve a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process and thus Marotta didn’t qualify as a sperm donor, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. ‘‘In this case, quite simply, the parties...
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • Seattle Times special report: Twisted ethics of an expert witness

    06/26/2011 10:54:56 AM PDT · by vmpolesov · 14 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/27/2011 | Ken Armstrong and Maureen O'Hagan
    Earlier this year, a four-page document with a bland title, "Stipulation for Dismissal with Prejudice," was filed in a civil matter percolating on the King County Courthouse's ninth floor. Hardly anyone took notice. Most everyone had moved on. But that document — filed by lawyers tangled up in the estate of Stuart Greenberg, a nationally renowned psychologist whose life ended in scandal — signaled the end of a tortuous undertaking. Greenberg had proved such a toxic force — a poison coursing through the state's court system — that it took more than three years for lawyers and judges to sift...
  • UK Review of Family Law May Mean Expanded Role for Dads

    10/01/2010 10:32:43 AM PDT · by fathers1 · 1 replies ^ | 9/27/10 | Robert Franklin, Esq.
    Since before the election in the Spring that turned Labor out of office in favor of a Conservative/Liberal Democratic government, British voters have been promised a thoroughgoing reevaluation of family law. Begun under the Brown government, the review of family law has been largely cloaked in mystery. But last week, Lord Justice Wall, President of the Family Division gave a speech to the organization Families Need Fathers that sketched the outlines of the coming changes, and many news outlets picked up on his remarks. But most of those were at best suggestive and, as is so often the case, reporters...
  • Need Ruthless Family Court Attorney in Buffalo (Vanity)

    06/07/2010 12:21:42 PM PDT · by mom4melody · 14 replies · 38+ views
    Please, I need a name of a ruthless yet fairly honest (is that an oxymoron) family law attorney in the Buffalo NY area, ASAP would be great. Thanks in advance for any help.
  • Don't leave fathers out of custody cases[Fathers' Rights/'Fairness in Family Law']

    03/14/2008 6:22:27 AM PDT · by ProCivitas · 35 replies · 571+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 11, 2008 | Rinaldo Del Gallo III
    DIVORCED FATHERS and their children deserve a better deal than they're getting from the courts. A shared parenting bill in the state House would create a "rebuttable presumption" - that as long as both parents are fit and it is practical, both parents are entitled to equal custody of the children. Currently, custody almost always goes solely to the mother when she objects to shared parenting. more stories like thisA "rebuttable presumption" is an easy concept. The court starts with the common sense position that it is usually in the best interest of children that they be raised equally by...
  • Too Religious to Keep Her Daughter? [Could you be next?]

    03/05/2008 7:59:02 PM PST · by Howdy there · 114 replies · 853+ views
    Inside Edition ^ | 3/5/08 | Inside Edition
    11-year-old Libby Mashburn is at the center of a child-custody battle with far-reaching consequences. Libby's mother says she lost primary custody of her daughter because she was deemed to be too religious.[A Judge in Alabama ruled that Libby could not be taught the Bible by her Baptist mother.] Libby tells INSIDE EDITION, "I think children should be able to choose who they want to live with." Libby's mom Laura Snider is a member of an [large] ultra-conservative Baptist church in Alabama. Libby spends several hours each week attending sermons. On weekends, she goes to Sunday school.[She attends church at...
  • American Muslims Believe They Found A Way To Establish Shariah Law in the USA.

    03/02/2008 9:17:36 PM PST · by AllseeingEye33 · 66 replies · 358+ views
    American Muslims Believe They Found A Way To Establish Shariah Law in the USA. Quote: And while our attention is diverted by our clueless leaders and the apologists and appeasers of Islamism, this is what’s happening behind our backs. Issa Smith writes in the American Muslim that Native American courts can be used as a precedent for Islamic courts in the US. Although the Muslim community in North America is vastly different from the Indian community, I feel that in developing a plan for the implementation of Muslim family law, we can in some ways imitate the paradigm of...
  • Religion Joins Custody Cases, to Judges' Unease (NYT)

    02/13/2008 10:45:20 AM PST · by Howdy there · 81 replies · 319+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2008 | NEELA BANERJEE
    MADISON, Ala. — On a January night nine years ago, Laura Snider was saved. A 27-year-old single mother at the time, Mrs. Snider felt she had ruined her life through a disastrous marriage and divorce. But in her kitchen that night, after reading pamphlets and Bible passages that her boss had pointed her to, she realized she was a sinner, she said, she prayed for forgiveness, and put her trust in Christ. Four years later, the conservative brand of Christianity Mrs. Snider embraced became the source of a bitter, continuing custody battle over her only child, Libby Mashburn. Across the...
  • Fathers & Families--Amazing New Bill Says Dads Can Be Arrested for Leaving the State

    01/02/2008 10:41:43 AM PST · by PercivalWalks · 6 replies · 361+ views ^ | 12-21-07 | Glenn Sacks
    For fathers and the children who love them and need them, Massachusetts sometimes looks a lot like feminist hell. In this series, Ned Holstein, Executive Director of Fathers & Families, points to four um...problematic...Massachusetts family law bills. The first bill Holstein cites limits the freedoms of all dads--even married dads and "dads" with no children! From Holstein: Here are four candidates for the most dubious family bills in the Massachusetts Legislature....I would like to hear from those in other states – tell me about the legislative doozies in your state. Then we will determine the winner of “most ridiculous family...
  • The plight of divorced dads

    12/10/2007 7:07:25 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 324 replies · 2,068+ views
    National Post ^ | December 08, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    No other topics I write about so consistently provoke passionate personal response as those dealing with systemic discrimination against men. When, for example, I point out double standards for boys and girls in the health care system, or expose the use of bogus statistics around domestic violence, my inbox fills with male gratitude simply for acknowledging an obvious fact: Our culture is profoundly misandric.Of the myriad forms of discrimination men cite, one looms over the rest: The egregious treatment meted out to fathers in the throes of contested child custody following the "no-fault" divorces most of them did not...
  • Advice to young men: Do not marry, do not have children

    11/13/2007 7:08:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 552 replies · 4,760+ views
    ENTERSTAGERIGHT ^ | 11/12/2007 | Stephen Baskerville
    Marriage is a foundation of civilized life. No advanced civilization has ever existed without the married, two-parent family. Those who argue that our civilization needs healthy marriages to survive are not exaggerating. And yet I cannot, in good conscience, urge young men to marry today. For many men (and some women), marriage has become nothing less than a one-way ticket to jail. Even the New York Times has reported on how easily "the divorce court leads to a jail cell," mostly for men. In fact, if I have one urgent piece of practical advice for young men today it is...
  • Presidential Hopefuls Criticize Iowa Gay 'Marriage' Ruling

    09/05/2007 12:54:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 409+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | September 3, 2007 | Ethan Cole
    Presidential hopefuls seeking to win conservative voters were quick to voice criticism of an Iowa county judge’s ruling to allow gay “marriage” in his county despite the state’s ban on same-sex civil “marriage.” Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was the first to denounce the decision by Polk County Judge Robert Hanson, who last Thursday ruled that the state’s decade-old same-sex “marriage” ban violated the couples’ constitutional rights. Romney even voiced support of a federal ban on same-sex “marriage.” “The ruling in Iowa is another example of an activist court and unelected judges trying to redefine marriage and disregard the will...
  • Iowa Gay Marriage Applications Halted

    09/01/2007 8:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 482+ views
    My Way News ^ | August 31, 2007 | David Pitt
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Same-sex marriage was legal here for less than 24 hours before the county won a stay of a judge's order on Friday, a tiny window of opportunity that allowed two men to make history but left dozens of other couples disappointed after a frantic rush to the altar. At 2 p.m. Thursday, Judge Robert Hanson ordered Polk County officials to accept marriage license requests from same-sex couples, but he granted the stay at about 12:30 p.m. Friday. By then 27 same-sex couples had filed applications, but only Sean Fritz and Tim McQuillan of Ames had made...
  • Iowa Judge Says Marriage Not Just Man, Woman--Ruling: Law Defining Marriage Invalid (MUST READ!)

    08/30/2007 10:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 2,575+ views
    WKMG Local 6 ^ | August 30, 2007
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Polk County judge has struck down Iowa's law preserving marriage for only a man and a woman. He ordered the county recorder's office to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Six gay and lesbian couples went to court for the right to legally marry in Iowa. Lamda Legal filed a lawsuit in 2005 on behalf of the couples in Iowa, saying they deserve equal protection under the law. Des Moines laywer Dennis Johnson represented six gay couples who filed the lawsuit after they were denied marriage licenses, and he says Hanson's ruling is a moral...
  • Missing in the immigration debate

    06/10/2007 4:51:46 PM PDT · by crossing_over · 19 replies · 828+ views
    Dirk Krueger
    Since the CIR drafters are so intent at giving amnesty to illegals while closing all practical roads to legal immigration, wiping out all hope of those that patiently done all by the book, whether American on legal immigrant: Draft Bill Proposal International Divorce Immigration Relief Act (IDIRA) The purpose of this law is to allow children regular, meaningful contact to both parents, also where families become separated over international boundaries in times of globalization. It also improves the ability of parents to financially support children legally residing in the United States, for example, allowing a parent living in a underdeveloped...
  • Help, the government has taken my daughter!

    01/23/2007 8:09:38 PM PST · by BuddhaBrown · 23 replies · 660+ views
    Dan Brown
    I hope this is not an inappropriate use of this site. If so, please disregard or delete this posting. My family has been torn apart by the state of Wisconsin. Our 12 year old daughter has been taken away by the state and is only days away from being given psychotropic and other drugs against our will. We are in the process of securing legal representation and we surely would appreciate any advice or referrals from fellow Wisconsin freepers. We are looking at local attorneys, of course, but this site has been such a great source of information for me...
  • Pro-gun activists say women are taking away their rights with domestic laws

    01/08/2007 8:50:49 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 79 replies · 2,178+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 1/7/07 | JOAN BURBICK
    He was much larger than me and had a beefy football-player build and short dark hair -- the bouncer type. He was going to get physical if I objected. He was ready to push as we walked quickly past the long row of tables covered with guns and ammunition, past the woman collecting money for admission. Talk to him, I said to myself. Talk to him. I kept telling him I didn't work for the newspapers as he herded me to the exit. "No pictures," he kept repeating. "No pictures," he insisted one last time as he opened the heavy...
  • Rise in Out-of-Wedlock Births Is Bad News for America's Kids

    12/11/2006 12:20:59 PM PST · by PercivalWalks · 23 replies · 926+ views
    The Washington Times via Glenn Sacks Blog ^ | December 11, 2006 | By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    <p>The recent announcement from the National Center for Health Statistics that the out-of-wedlock birth rate is at an all-time high is bad news for America’s children. It would be easier to understand, perhaps, if it were naive teenage mothers who were creating this trend. However, according to the new NCHS study, the trend--which is creating 1.5 million babies a year--is being driven by adult women, many of whom are in their 30s and 40s and are choosing single motherhood. They should know better.</p>
  • Coercive Abortion Prevention Act Assumes Male Guilt, Opens Door to Unfair Prosecutions

    12/01/2006 12:11:40 PM PST · by PercivalWalks · 13 replies · 704+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | 11/30/06 | By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    <p>Bob and Jane live together and, like many young couples, they sometimes argue. There never seems to be enough money, and while they both want to go to college, neither has yet been able to do so. Jane recently discovered that she is pregnant.</p>