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Feb 21, 2014

Utah Rep. Jim Nielson talked with editor Matt Allen about his proposed bill in Utah that would require couples to take a mandatory divorce orientation class sooner than they do now. 

He addressed the viewpoints of proponents and opponents of the bill and what its potential impact on children of a divorce.

Rep. Nielson began serving in the Utah House of Representatives in 2011, and also served as an appointee to the Reagan Administration from 1983 through 1988.

Jan 20, 2014

fathers rights billsBy Julie Garrison

Special to

State legislatures begin during the first or second week of January and continue until sometime in the summer. 

Some of the 2013 fathers' rights bills did not make it through the circuitous legislative process, depending upon the state and the bill. Many of these will be resumed and completed in 2014.

Here are a few of the dad-friendly bills to be decided in 2014:

Jan 11, 2013

fathers rights lawsBy Julie Garrison

Special to

With the New Year upon us, it’s time for a preview of pro-fathers' rights legislation awaiting approval in 2013. Even though 2012 brought America’s dads progress in their attempts to win equal parenting time and more equitable child support orders, there is still much work to be done.

Here is a sampling of the pro-dad bills before the legislatures of four states – Georgia, Minnesota, Vermont, and Virginia.

Nov 11, 2011

protecting fathers rightsJudith Sandalow is the executive director of the Children's Law Center, which provides legal services on behalf of at-risk children and their families.

She recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of two fathers against the District of Columbia and a child welfare agency alleging infringement on the rights of children and their parents - who live outside of D.C. - to live together.

These fathers were denied access to their children even though their kids were removed from their mothers' care because of neglect and put in foster care.

Sandalow talked with editor Matt Allen about this lawsuit and why these fathers rights were ignored.

May 23, 2011

By Michael Doherty

Chairman, Children’s Rights Council of Illinois

family law reformThe controversial issues of parenting time and decision-making over children produced the expected perennial round of family law reform initiatives this legislative season, including the states of Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, some of which may see passage.

Many of the proposals gained more coverage, more sponsors, and wider support than ever before. However, history shows us that while "radical" reform proposals energize activists, they are not likely to ever see a governor’s pen.

With the arrival of summer recesses, it may be time for activists to reflect: what reforms are within reach and how might they be achieved?

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