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The evolution of valuing fatherhood

5333424_S.jpgA 2011 Psychology Today blog discusses how fathers are important to the development of the child. To many readers today, that might sound like an overly obvious point. However, the doctor who wrote the piece addresses how the value placed in fatherhood has changed over time, from Biblical times to today. 

How to prepare for a custody evaluation

10745492_S.jpgIf you are father engaged in a custody dispute with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, chances are that you are concerned about dealing with a custody evaluator. After all, who wants to their parenting decisions judged by a third party when the other parent is looking for information to be unearthed (whether true or not) that can affect their rights to custody and parenting time.

A word for working spouses in divorces

30710528_S.jpgWe can all agree that divorce can be difficult financially on both parties involved. This includes the spouse who works 60-70 hours per week outside the home (commonly the father), as well as the stay-at-home spouse who has taken time to raise the children (in most instances, the mother). Both parties may believe that a potential financial settlement may be patently unfair, but this post should help both parties understand that their version of a "fair" settlement may be unattainable

Three reasons fathers can face their fears in custody actions

8078210_S.jpgFor fathers, having the opportunity to be in your child's life should be an easy question to answer. However, the challenges of decision-making disputes and emotional battles with the other parent can make parenting difficult. Additionally, the uncertainty of how a family court judge may view you can raise your anxiety.

Fighting to be a parent: the challenges faced by many unwed fathers

13313189_S.jpgAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, statistics from 2014 show that 40.2 percent of the babies that were born in the U.S., were born to unwed mothers. While some of these mothers were likely in committed relationships and even cohabitating with a baby's biological father, when it comes to paternity and a father's legal rights to parent his child, the courts have the final say.

Unwed fathers and child custody

41461570_S.jpgConcerns about how child custody matters will be decided often weigh heavily on the minds of unwed parents. Perhaps more than any other family law-related matters, proceedings related to child custody and visitations are highly emotional and can bring out the worst in both parents.

How a father can establish paternity in Illinois

When it comes to child custody matters in t6763920_S.jpge state of Illinois, just what a party is facing will depend on the specific circumstances the person is in. While divorcing couples may need to establish who the children will be with, when, things can be even more complex for those who never married. This is particularly true where fathers are concerned as in these situations, it is first necessary to establish that one is in fact the father.

Celebrating single fatherhood this Father's Day

19204046_S.jpgThis weekend, families all over the nation will celebrate Father's Day. The modern American family comes in all shapes and sizes. One particular kind of family will have a very specific reason to celebrate this weekend. When families are headed up by single fathers, this day takes on a unique meaning. For not only is fatherhood a reason for celebration, single fatherhood is a reality that allows many families to thrive despite unique obstacles.

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