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More Georgia children are being raised by single fathers

According to recently released data from the United States Census Bureau, an increasing number of children in the Atlanta metro area are being raised by single fathers. For the first time in over 40 years, there was a greater increase in single father-led families than single mother-led families over the last decade, marking a significant shift in gender roles and family dynamics.

Court: no right to an attorney in child support contempt hearings

If a noncustodial parent is either unwilling or unable to pay child support as ordered by the court, there are many potential consequences that can seriously affect a parent's life, such as taking away his or her driver's license or even a jail sentence for contempt under Georgia civil and family law. In most other situations where jail time is a possible consequence, the defendant has a right to an attorney under state and federal due process guarantees.

Allen Iverson's wife files for divorce in Georgia...again

When a couple is thinking about divorce, there are many factors that can motivate them to attempt to work out their problems and remain in their marriage, such as a mortgage, debt, or, most commonly, children. This may be what happened with NBA star Allen Iverson when his wife, Tawanna filed for divorce in Georgia, later dropped the divorce petition, and then decided to file again this week.

New survey shows fathers struggle to balance work, family

A recent Boston College survey of 1,000 fathers showed, among other things, that many working fathers would be willing to give up their career to stay at home with their children if finances permitted. The study-entitled "The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted"-which surveyed almost 1,000 fathers in the United States who worked at Fortune 500 companies, was released on Wednesday.

NC Woman denied custody, judge references her breast cancer, P.2

A North Carolina woman involved in a bitter child custody dispute over her 11-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son was denied primary custody of her two children last month after a judge determined that her battle with stage 4 breast cancer called into question her ability to parent her children.

NC Woman denied custody, judge references her breast cancer, P.1

A North Carolina woman involved in a bitter child custody dispute over her 11-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son was denied primary custody of her two children last month after a judge determined that her battle with stage 4 breast cancer called into question her ability to parent her children.

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