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FATHERS’ RIGHTS
NOT JUST EVERY OTHER WEEKEND

This is about fathers' rights law, and protecting the best interests of your children. It provides information, news and comments on laws, cases and strategies for life as a single father and winning your custody, access or child support case.

Archive for September, 2009

Do You Know Who Your Child’s Teacher Is?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

“Who is your son’s teacher?” one of the moms at the bus stop asked me this morning.

While my wife has been busy being the PTA president, buying school supplies and clothes, and meeting the teachers, I have been working to pay for my kid’s food, clothing, shelter and future college tuition.

So I tell her, “I don’t know.  You’ll have to ask my wife.”

But I feel guilty about this.  It reminds me of the infamous Woody Allen deposition.  Woody couldn’t name his children’s teachers, favorite pajamas, shoe sizes or best friends.  In giving custody to Mia Farrow, the judge found that Woody was an uninterested parent.

Next time someone asks me, I’m going to know the answer to questions like these.

Step-Parents on School Forms

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Georgia East had a good back-to-school idea which she posted on Florida’s SunSentinal.Com.

On all those school forms we have to fill out, there are blanks for mom and dad’s name, address and phone number. That works fine if there is no divorce in the family.

But in this day and age it is frequently a step-parent that picks up or drops off the child at school.  And in case of an emergency, the step-parent may be the one that has to take care of the child.

Make some room on those school forms for step-parents.

 
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