Opponents of Dads Rights
It’s remarkable to hear dads rights opponents dismiss the movement as a propaganda machine simply manipulating the facts in an effort to disenfranchise mothers.
The oft-stated mantra on DadsDivorce.com is the fathers rights movement is not an anti-mom movement or anti-woman movement. It’s an anti-unfairness movement. Dads simply want family courts to treat them with the same respect and rights given to mothers.
How biased is the family law system against men’s rights?
Let’s take a look at the numbers – the indisputable facts proving how much dads rights are discriminated against.
Dads Rights Discrimination Statistics
* 17.4 percent of custodial parents are fathers, thus 82.6 percent of custodial parents are mothers.
* Men represent 97 percent of alimony payers.
* Men represent 87.1 percent of child support payers.
* 84.7 percent pay at least some form of child support at a median amount of $4,250 per year, contradicting the popular “deadbeat dad” image. The vast majority of non-support paying fathers are usually the most poorly educated men with very low or no incomes proving once again that most dads who cannot pay child support are not unwilling to pay, they are simply unable to pay.
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* 24 million children in America – one out of three – live in biological father-absent homes.
* 35 percent of children whose parents are no longer living together have no contact with their non-custodial parent, usually the father.
* Two-thirds of mothers think dads are replaceable either by mom or other men.
* 63% of men who live with their children say they helped their child with homework at least several times a week, and 54% say they took their child to or from activities several times a week or more. Only 10% of fathers who live apart from their children are able to help with homework and only 11% took a child to or from activities.
* 93 percent and 91 percent of moms and dads, respectively, agree that a father absence crisis exists.
* There were approximately 158,000 stay-at-home dads in 2009.
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If you are a father going through divorce, contact the Cordell & Cordell Law Firm to speak with a mens divorce attorney.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, National Fatherhood Initiative, National Center for Health Statistics, Pew Research Center, Dr. Linda Nielsen