Articles from October 2006



Report: Uphill battle for ND Shared Parenting Initiative

Just received this from acfc.org

Just a brief update in the effort for Shared Parenting underway in North Dakota.  The struggle is uphill.  While citizen support for the measure is strong, the resistance coming from special interest groups is full blown and characterized by multiple misrepresentations.  Listening to the attorneys, domestic violence groups, social workers and government bureaucrats one would think Chicken Little had come to town and the sky will fall if the measure is enacted.  Unfortunately these people are in most towns and are working in a coordinated effort to defeat Measure #3.  They are also violating public laws by utilizing taxpayer provided (state-owned) equipment while lobbying on state time to defeat the measure.  (more…)

Share

American Chronicle: Are single mothers the New American Family?

American Chronicle: Are single mothers the ‘New American Family’?

Are single mothers the ‘New American Family’?

Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks

Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks

Call it the backlash against the backlash. Over the past decade, Americans have increasingly understood that the divorce revolution, fatherlessness and single parent households are harming our children. Now those who view the traditional family as disadvantageous to women are firing back, defending women who choose single motherhood and depicting fathers as superfluous.

Last fall Stanford University Gender Scholar Peggy Drexler penned the highly-publicized book “Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men.” This month Oxford Press released Wellesley College Women’s Studies professor Rosanna Hertz’s “Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women Are Choosing Parenthood Without Marriage and Creating the New American Family.” (more…)

Share

Looking for fathers who have been paying child support over 50% in Jefferson County, AL, ordered by Judge Barclay

I received this message:

I am emailing your organization to see if youwould allow me to post a request for fathers who have been paying child support over 50% in Jefferson County ordered by Judge Barclay – Birmingham, AL, as well as outside Birmingham? The information will be kept confidential, and compiled in an effort to unseat a Judge is not following the laws related to child support. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them for you. Thank you for your time. Email: kathy wines

Share

Embarrass deadbeat dads, then seize their cars

Note: Here we go again folks.  These people never give up. 

Newsday.com: Westchester: Embarrass `deadbeat dads,’ then seize their cars

By JIM FITZGERALD
Associated Press Writer

October 17, 2006, 5:59 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The next step in Westchester County’s drive to collect child support from deadbeat parents may be seizing their cars and selling them, the Social Services commissioner said Tuesday. (more…)

Share

DADS and MOMS of Michigan – Domestic Violence and the difficult truth

DADS and MOMS of Michigan eNewsletter
Special Edition – Domestic Violence and the difficult truth
October 2006

This is a brief report of some of the many activities going on around the state and country. We had a great Equal Parents Week program, many media ops, and we are looking forward to several upcoming educational programs. Our monthly meeting with a Wayne County family court judge was eye opening. We will be conducting parenting plan workshops in November. We will also be switching to a live answering service. There is a lot more to report so check the Dads and Moms of Michigan web site and the Message Forum for the latest news. (more…)

Share

glennsacks.com | America’s Father Hunger

 Received this from Glenn Sacks:

My latest co-authored column, America’s Father Hunger (World Net Daily, 10/13/06), discusses Tim Russert’s new book Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons. In 2004, Russert published Big Russ and Me about his father, and says he received an “avalanche” of letters from men and women who wanted to tell him about their own dads. Wisdom is largely a sampling of those 60,000 letters, and the book is a surprise runaway hit. Mike McCormick, Executive Director of the American Coalition for Fathers & Children, and I wrote:

“Are fathers irrelevant? Are they really the useless buffoons we see on TV? The irresponsible deadbeats the local DA says they are? The controlling abusers we see in domestic violence PSAs?

“That’s not the way Tim Russert’s readers see them… (more…)

Share

Teenager testifies in support Presumption of Joint Custody

Here is a link for a wav file that shows a young man testifying in support of shared parenting. CLICK HERE.  The young man’s website is worth checking out.

Share

Film – Fathers rights

Print Story – canada.com network

Andrew Koster will never forget some jolting advice he got from his lawyer when he became a divorced dad nine years ago.

“My lawyer said, ‘Do whatever you can to keep out of the courts because if you’re a man you will get creamed,'” recalled the Victoria-based filmmaker. “It was the only time I’ve heard that term used outside of a hockey rink.” (more…)

Share

Family law: Changing the way we think

Note: Here we se some good points, but still, the system can be so easily manipulated with a domestic violence allegation – the universal trump card.  Until this issue is faced properly by family law courts, there will not be justice.

The Times West Virginian – Family law: ‘Changing the way we think’

Overhaul made in divorce, child custody regulations

By Katie Wilson
Times West Virginian
FAIRMONT — If you’ve filed for divorce in the last six years and you have children, you’ve noticed some significant changes to West Virginia’s family law system.

Senate Bill 2003, approved by the Legislature during a special session in June 1999, started an overhaul of the state’s domestic relations system. The bill made changes in the divorce and child custody laws, changing terminology and adding steps to the process. (more…)

Share

Police Arrest Expert Linux Developer, Search For Missing Wife – E-business & Business Technology News by TechWeb

Police Arrest Expert Linux Developer, Search For Missing Wife – E-business & Business Technology News by TechWeb

By K.C. Jones, TechWeb Technology News

Oakland, Calif. police arrested Hans Reiser, husband of a missing mother of two and the programmer who led the development of ReiserFS, the default file system on Suse Linux/openSUSE, Slackware, Xandros, Yoper, Linspire and Kurumin Linux.Police arrested Reiser on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of his estranged wife, according to news reports in The San Diego Union-Tribune. Investigators have scoured his home, where he runs Namesys. Police said Reiser’s wife was last seen there as she dropped off her children Sept. 3. Police found her car full of groceries outside a supermarket.

Nina Reiser had filed for divorce, stating that her husband often used violent video games and movies to relax and exposed the children to the violent entertainment, according to reports in the San Francisco Chronicle, citing the divorce court documents. Hans Reiser had accused his wife of having an affair and said she was mentally unstable, according to several news reports. (more…)

Share