Archive for March, 2015

Response to Robert Doar’s WSJ article on “deadbeat dads”

The following link is a well-reasoned and broad response to what most non-custodial parents

would consider a very myopic article by the powerful federal bureaucrat Robert Doar:

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/deadbeat-fathers-and-return-of-imprisonment-for-debt-letters-to-the-editor-1426536258-lMyQjAxMTI1NzEyNzgxNzcwW

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Making It Easier To Skip Child Support

I’m including a link to the above Wall Street Journal opinion piece.

It was written by Robert Doar, who is now consulting with the federal government

and in the past has been prominent in New York City’s Welfare Department.

In the next two weeks I’ll include two responses which face head-on the burning issue

of “deadbeat dads”, parental rights and parental alienation.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/robert-doar-making-it-easier-to-skip-paying-child-support-1425943234

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2014 Shared Parenting Report Card

In November the National Parents Organization issued its annual report on which States allowed and denied fair access to both parents in all 50 States and D.C.:

A   0 States

B   8 States (included D.C.)

C  18 States (incl. TX, FL)

D  23 States (incl. CA, PA)

F   2  States (incl. NY, RI)

Follow the following link for the complete report:

https://nationalparentsorganization.org/docs/2014_Shared_Parenting_Report_Card%2011-10-2014.pdf

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The 14 Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

This amendment, enacted in 1868, could be seen as an American version of the U.K.’s Magna Carta.

This week witnessed the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, Alabama.  The marchers there were protesting the fact

that voting rights were not extended to all Americans, 97 years after the 14th Amendment’s passage.

Section One of it reads in part:

“…no State shall deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its

jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.”

What an irony that, 50 years after the greatest civil rights march in American history, a group most conspicuously denied these

rights are the oldest social unit in human civilization, parents.

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A new family court/child custody resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqvH2hgw0ME

A year ago a powerful new documentary film, Divorcecorp, burst onto the American media scene.  Narrated by Dr. Drew and including comments by Gloria Allred, it seems designed to appeal to a mainstream audience.

One can go to YouTube to see the official trailer as well as interviews with the producer, Joseph Sorge.  My only criticism of the film is that it only devotes a relatively short time to child custody.  Therefore I’ve included a short clip from the film that mentions child custody in relation to the critical issue of move-aways.

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