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Aug 03, 2011

Edward Kruk child custodyBy Robert Ferrer

Archivist and Researcher, University of Illinois

In my previous divorce article, I examined Professor Edward Kruk's most recent study, which in part called for the overhaul of the system used to determine child custody.

"Divorced Fathers: Children’s Needs and Parental Responsibilities" not only proves wrong myths about fathers – such as dads only want more parenting time to reduce financial obligations – but also advocates for active parenting from both parents post-divorce.

However, the system currently in place is "rooted in a framework of child custody determination that removes one parent as a primary caregiver, limits parenting options within a sole custody model and discriminates against children of divorce while perpetuating an adversarial approach to dispute resolution" (page 11). 

In support of this assertion, Kruk (pictured) proposes a "four-pillar framework" of child custody determination (pages 96-101).

Aug 02, 2011

divorce rights for menBy Robert Ferrer

Archivist and Researcher, University of Illinois

I was going to continue my inquiry into current myths about children, fathers and divorce, but while on vacation I read the latest book by Professor Edward Kruk, "Divorced Fathers: Children’s Needs and Parental Responsibilities."

The results of his most recent study published in his book affirm much of what I postulated in my article, "The Urgency of Reform." I found his study most fascinating and would like to share with you some of his findings on divorce rights for men.

The key theme of the book is discontinuity. Kruk is referring to significant discrepancies in how the court views things and the reality of its rulings. 

Kruk also sees significant discrepancies in child custody and caretaking arrangements pre- and post- divorce. (Read related article "A Proposed Solution For How Child Custody Is Decided")

Jul 27, 2011

rights for fathersThe Huffington Post, one of the world’s most visited websites, has turned to founder Joseph Cordell to be its voice on the struggles men and fathers face in family law courts.

In his first of a series of columns, Cordell writes on about the unlevel playing field facing divorced dads in the family law system.

He explains how after 20 years of experience spent with Cordell & Cordell representing men in domestic relations matters, he couldn’t help but notice the challenges consistently facing one side of the table--the guy's side.

"The father's rights movement isn't an anti-mom or anti-woman movement; it's an anti-unfairness movement," Cordell writes. "It just so happens that moms have most of the power in the family court system in America."

Jul 27, 2011

Mens divorce lawyerQuestion:

My wife took our children to Denmark (where we used to live) over a year ago for a vacation that I agreed to.

She had medical complications that forced her to stay this whole time, and now my wife has said she wants to live in Denmark with the children permanently.

I have filed for divorce and the children are with me back in the U.S. for a visit per a court order while we await our trial on where the kids should live.

There is no child custody order in place, just the court order that the kids are allowed to visit me for a month.

What are the rights for fathers if they refuse to send the kids back after their court-ordered visit is supposed to end? I feel like if I send them back to Denmark I will never see them again!

Jul 24, 2011


My ex-wife and kids have moved to another state and we do not have a parenting plan in place to allow for my parenting time.

Without a court-ordered plan in place granting me visitation rights, my ex-wife is refusing to let me visit the kids and sometimes won't even let me talk to them.

How can I get a visitation plan in place if my children live in another state?

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