Tag Archives: father’s rights

What rights does a man have during his lovers pregnancy?

With marriage rates declining, there is an increase in children being born to unwed couples. There is no “apparent” stigma and society seems to have embraced this as a norm. Indeed, in the past a child born out of wedlock was called “illegitimate”.  However, now our society recognizes that there is nothing illegitimate about any… Read More »

Proposed Changes to State Custody Laws Strengthen Fathers’ Rights

For many years, fathers have argued for more parity in custody arrangements. But instead of making their case to a judge, they are now helping promote bills that would alter state laws pertaining to custody arrangements. As recently reported by the Wall Street Journal, 20 states are currently considering legislation regarding shared parenting. The proposals… Read More »

Legal Issues When Your Underage Child is Pregnant

If your underage daughter becomes pregnant, there are understandably a lot of issues that will be significant stressors. Despite all of the emotions that you might be feeling upon hearing the news, it is important that you maintain a clear head and sit down with your daughter regarding all of the legal options that are… Read More »

Fathers’ Increasing Availability

Since the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008, subsequent economic hardship coupled with an increasing unemployment rate for men has resulted in more “out of work” or “available” fathers.  These fathers have morphed their lives into more accessible work schedules and/or working from home.  As a result of this, men are achieving custody in great numbers… Read More »

A Hard-Won Case Defending a Father’s Rights

In a unique and groundbreaking decision, the court has transferred custody of a ten-year-old girl from the custodial parent (the mother) to the child’s father. The court has also prohibited the mother from contacting the child. The firm of Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. handles thousands of fathers’ rights cases. In this instance, I… Read More »

Preserving a Father’s Role

In decades past, a divorced man left behind his home, the better part of his paycheck, and the biggest part of his heart—his children. Times have changed somewhat. Increasing numbers of men today are interested in maintaining a stake in the life of their children after divorce. The importance of preserving the role of a… Read More »

Interference Can Be a Game Changer

In a decision entered in June of this year, the Appellate division, Third Department, upheld a Family Court finding that interference by a custodial parent was a significant change in circumstances sufficient to alter a designation of primary custody. In Keefe v Adams[H1], a 2007 order provided joint legal custody to the parents of a… Read More »

Fathers — A Matter of Rights

Without question, a father seeking sole or even joint custody of his children without agreement of the mother has a tough case ahead of him. New York courts[H1] decide child custody matters based on the best interests of children. Historically, payment of custody support and visitation was allocated to fathers while child custody was awarded… Read More »

Mothers’ Rights in New York

Fathers’ rights are a hot topic in the media and in the courtroom. Fathers trying to gain custody can download books and join websites to learn techniques to help win custody and visitation or find out 140 violations a father can use against his challenger. This call to arms is a response to the historic… Read More »