Vacating Adoption In Cases Of Abuse

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Question: My children are adopted by my soon-to-be ex-wife and are afraid of her. She rarely has anything to do with them since she abandoned us last year and has been verbally and mentally abusive to all of us. Since she is not the biological mother, can we vacate the

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The History Of Child Custody Laws In America

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In November, North Dakota voters rejected the “Parental Rights Initiative,” which would have awarded equal parenting time to each parent following divorce or separation unless one parent was deemed unfit. Although the initiative failed, it is emblematic of a movement over the past half century to involve both parents in

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Knowing And Understanding Stepparents’ Rights

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According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, less than half of U.S. kids younger than 18 live in a “traditional family” household. Today, 15 percent of children are living with two parents who are in a remarriage. According to data from the 2013 Current Population Survey, six percent

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3 Concerning Facts About The ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Myth

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There are a number of stereotypes and misconceptions that drive the modern child-support system that have been covered extensively on DadsDivorce.com, but perhaps none are as confounding as the myth of the deadbeat dad. The concept of the deadbeat dad originates from a CBS special report by Bill Moyers that

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Surgery Without One Parent’s Consent

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Question: I have a shared parenting agreement with my ex-wife who recently decided to have surgery performed on our 6-year-old son without my consent. In our divorce decree it says that unless it is an emergency, it needs to be discussed and if we don’t agree then it needs to

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4 Tips For An Effective Shared Parenting Plan

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Recently, there has been a surge in interest in the positive impact shared parenting can have on children following divorce or separation. In the first eight months of 2014, three different child development organizations produced reports showing that shared parenting can help nullify the negative outcomes associated with single parenting. 

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