June 2014 Archives

Florida father fights for child adopted without his knowledge

When a Florida resident learned that his girlfriend was pregnant with his child, the man was happy. Although they were a young couple, they agreed to raise the child together. The pair moved into the man's parent's house and began to prepare for their child. They bought a crib and stocked up on clothes. After the couple quarreled and the expectant mother moved out, however, things took a turn for the worse, and the father now finds himself fighting to assert what he believes is his right to custody of his daughter.

Fathers seek increased parental rights in divorce

Florida fathers who are in the middle of a divorce may wish to learn more about what kind of rights they have regarding their children. While many states are working on giving fathers more access to their children than in decades past, fathers still sometimes have to fight a difficult battle for equality.

Halle Berry reaches child support agreement

For fathers' rights advocates in Florida and elsewhere, actress Halle Berry's settlement with the father of her 6-year-old daughter over child support payments represents a significant landmark. On June 9, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved an agreement whereby the star will pay the child's father $16,000 a month for the child's support in addition to a payment for retroactive support in the amount of $115,000. Berry will also pay the child's tuition, but Berry and the child's father will split the child's health care expenses.

Discover the facts surrounding child custody

Child custody laws in Florida and around the country differ, but some common myths exist no matter what state has jurisdiction over the case. For instance, some may believe that custody is always granted to the mother since they are seen as the principal caregiver, but nowadays, more fathers are involved in the daily routines of their children. Moreover, state laws tend to favor equal parenting time.

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