A New York appellate court has ruled that child support is to be paid only by non-custodial parents regardless of any disparity in the incomes of two divorced parents. Read about it here (ThomsonReuters, 4/18/13).
A California appellate court has found a way to avoid giving custody to yet another fit, loving father. Here’s an article about the case (Bakersfield Californian, 4/20/13) and here’s the court’s ruling.
Bad facts make for bad law. It’s an old saying around legal circles that’s proven itself correct far too often to not still be hanging around. Put simply, when the facts of a case are heart-wrenching, judges, being only human, sometimes … Read the rest
I suppose it’s an example of “defining deviancy down” to say that this article shows promise in trying to understand the decline of men and boys in education and economic outlook (New York Times, 3/20/13). The truth is … Read the rest
Let all who claim that single parenthood is “just another lifestyle choice” take note of this case (Associated Press, 3/23/13). Against all that’s right and just, against all the science on single-parent families and their kids, some … Read the rest
Finally. It looks like the State of Utah may be moving in the general direction of sanity when it comes to fathers’ rights to their children and children’s rights to their fathers. Read about it here (Salt Lake … Read the rest
In New York a man, Dr. Jonathan Sporn has a child. The little boy is about six months old and Dr. Sporn has cared for him from the time he was born. Indeed, his involvement in his son’s life extends … Read the rest
I read a lot about the family, parents, children, child rearing, family law, the social science of the family, etc. Much of what I read is in some way ill-informed, biased, shallow, etc., but sometimes I run across a … Read the rest