Child custody and child support are not only applicable to married couples getting a divorce. They also are relevant to unmarried couples who don't stay together. However, you must establish paternity to claim joint custody or monetary support. You may be hesitant to do this, but establishing paternity brings benefits to all parties involved.
Divorced fathers in Georgia who want equal parenting time may have some hope in the near future. There is a new but growing movement led by a group consisting of all women to have shared equal custody between the father and the mother. This group feels their fight may be the only way divorced fathers will have a decent chance of achieving equality when it comes to child custody.
It was recently announced that reality television star Kim Kardashian is pregnant with the child of her long-term boyfriend, hip-hop star Kanye West. Kardashian quickly confirmed the rumors, stating that she is about three months pregnant and due in June. And while West, Kardashian and her family have been vocally joyful about the impending birth of the child, there is one small detail that appears to have been overlooked in many media reports: Kardashian is still married to Kris Humphries.
In recent months, researchers have begun testing a new paternity test that is able to determine whether a man is the father of a baby long before the baby is born, and it will likely not be long before that test becomes widely used in Atlanta and throughout the country. When that happens, laws regarding child support may need a significant overhaul in order to provide mothers with additional financial support during pregnancy.
Recently, a family court judge handed down a very unique order: he forbade a father from having any more children until he could show that he could support the additional child as well as his existing kids. Although this case did not take place in Atlanta, we felt that it was unique and noteworthy enough to share with our Georgia blog readers, and we would be interested to hear your opinions on the judge's decision.
Although the family law world has become significantly more friendly toward men in recent decades, husbands and fathers may still find themselves at somewhat of a disadvantage in divorce, child custody and other family law cases. Therefore, according to one family law attorney, men need to take special precautions in order to protect their interests during the legal divorce process.
Over the past few years, there has been a common item topping the New Year's resolution lists of many parents in Georgia and throughout the United States: to conclusively determine the paternity of their child or children.
It is a very complex process for a mother to petition for full custody of a child if the child's father already shares custody of the child. When a judge decides on who should have custody, he or she looks at the best interests of the child and it might be difficult to convince a later judge that the first judge made a mistake. It is even harder for a mother to deny the father visitation with the child. While this is true in the United States, it is a whole different matter in Japan and the Japanese legal system has long sheltered Japanese mothers who have taken their half-American children from returning them to the United States.
Several Georgia technical colleges have lost funding for their long-running fatherhood programs, which provide education and support services to both father and mothers with the goal of strengthening families and serving the low-income community. The colleges are working to find alternative funding for the programs, but until that happens, this underserved population may again fall through the cracks.
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.