Articles from February 2006



Virtual visits pushed in several states

USATODAY.com – ‘Virtual’ visits pushed in several states
By Ann Sanner, Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Divorce put David List and his 2-year-old daughter on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and he worried that she would soon forget him.
David List, left, visits with his 5-year-old daughter Ruby Rose via “virtual visitation.”
David List, left, visits with his 5-year-old daughter Ruby Rose via “virtual visitation.”
By Tony Avelar, AP

She hasn’t, though. List’s divorce agreement guaranteed him “virtual visitation” — the chance to talk with his daughter through an Internet video connection — and he and Ruby Rose, now 5, usually connect at least twice a week. The chats sustain them in between their in-person visits, which come only a few times a year.
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Should cheating husband pay alimony?

Should cheating husband pay alimony?
OTTAWA — Canada’s top court will decide whether a cheating husband will have to continue paying spousal support to his ex-wife because the alleged emotional damage he caused her through his actions has prevented her from working.
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Fathers 4 Justice noisy protest in city

icWales – Fathers 4 Justice’s noisy protest in city
Feb 25 2006

South Wales Echo

Fathers 4 Justice campaigners swarmed through Cardiff city centre in costume saying they wanted ‘to show we’re still alive’.

A 30-strong group of the fathers’ rights protesters mounted a noisy vigil outside the Civil Justice Street in Park Street from noon yesterday.
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Repeal the Bradley Amendment by Phyllis Schlafly – Feb 27, 2006

Townhall.com :: Columns :: Repeal the Bradley Amendment by Phyllis Schlafly – Feb 27, 2006

When our supposedly compassionate federal government pokes its nose into areas that, under our principle of federalism, should be none of its business, the result is often unintended consequences, gross injustices, and of course massive costs.

A prime example is the 1986 federal Bradley Amendment, which mandates that a child-support debt cannot be retroactively reduced or forgiven even if the debtor is unemployed, hospitalized, in prison, sent to war, dead, proved to not be the father, never allowed to see his children, or loses his job or suffers a pay cut. (more…)

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National Nonprofit Provides Emotional Support to Non-Custodial Moms

National Non-Profit Provides Emotional Support to Non-Custodial Moms
The National Association of Non-Custodial Moms, the first organization of its kind, offers support to the small minority of women who completely understand what non-custodial fathers go through.
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Shared parenting seen as custody solution

WorldNetDaily: ‘Shared parenting’ seen as custody solution
Hoping to change the overwhelming awarding of child custody to the mother in divorces cases, legislators in New York are trying to bring some equity to fathers living in the state with three bills that advocate “shared parenting.”
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Palm Beach County man caught in ‘Catch-22′ as he struggles to claim child: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Palm Beach County man caught in ‘Catch-22′ as he struggles to claim child: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A Palm Beach County man who says he is trying to claim his child after a fraudulent adoption was caught in a “Catch-22,” a state appeals court said Wednesday.
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Mass., N.H. measures seek changes in custody laws

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LOWELL — His steel-toed boots still covered in sawdust, David McKay moves swiftly from stove to table.

It’s 6 p.m. and the construction worker trades his tool belt for an apron.

Instead of mixing paint, he’s mixing cake batter. The kitchen fills with the aroma of sizzling steak. Strawberries are sliced, potatoes mashed, thick cuts of beef basted.

He has resumed his other full-time job — parenting.

McKay has sole custody of his 5-year-old son, David Jr. But prior to 2004, the single father says he fought an uphill battle in court just to have his visitation rights honored.
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Families oppose lawyers’ immunity: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Families oppose lawyers’ immunity: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A state bill would give lawsuit protection to attorneys for children in custody battles, but aggrieved parents want accountability

By JoAnna Daemmrich
sun reporter

February 21, 2006

HAGERSTOWN — Four and a half years ago, a father walked shakily out of the courthouse here, heartbroken. He had just failed to get custody of his 5-year-old boy, even though his ex-wife was engaged to a convicted child molester.
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Court Voids Rowe’s Loss of Parental Rights – Yahoo! News

Court Voids Rowe’s Loss of Parental Rights – Yahoo! News
LOS ANGELES –
Michael Jackson’s ex-wife once made it clear she wanted him to have sole custody of their two children, but an appellate court has ruled that her parental rights were not properly relinquished under the law.
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