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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 May, 2012

European Financial Crises Hits Fathers

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The financial crises in Europe is hitting divorced and separated fathers hard.  Many are unemployed and struggling to make alimony and child support payments.  Elisabetta Povoledo of the New York Times tells of fathers in Italy and Spain who are living in their cars or on the streets.

Helping Kids With Homework

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

It’s hard enough to get your kids to do their homework.  But what it you are living in two different households, with different rules, different schedules, and multiple children.  Susan Schaefer provides some good advice and a great checklist for divorced parents who are helping their children with schoolwork.  Here is a short sample from the list:

  • Find a way to communicate with each other that feels comfortable. If speaking on the phone is too hostile, text or email instead.
  • Communicate with your child. Ask,” Can I see your planner?” “Are any tests coming up?” “Do you want me to quiz you?” “What did you learn in school today?” Or be more specific: “What did you learn about in social studies today?”
  • If it’s used in your child’s school, have the username and password for the school website and check on grades from time to time (once a week is good).
  • Make schoolwork a priority. Work first, fun later.

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Top Three Post Divorce Mistakes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Carlos J. Phillips says don’t make these top three mistakes men make after divorce.

#1 – Rush back to the altar too soon

#2 – Become the town playboy now that you are single

#3 – Introduce your children to the new woman in your life way too soon.

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