Category Archives: Know Your Rights

Father’s Rights: Getting Past Your Child’s Refusal to Visit Your Former Spouse

Every parent knows what it is like to deal with a child’s not wanting to do something, whether it’s going to school or taking a bath. But what do you do when you’re divorced and your child refuses to visit his or her other parent?

In the bath or school scenario, the parent’s best bet is to ask the child why. This rule also applies to visitation refusal. If your child does not want to visit his or her other parent, you should first address the situation by posing that simple question.
 

It is within a father’s rights for him to see his child.

  In most cases, the reason for their refusal is nothing you need to worry about:
  • Your child may feel as if he is abandoning you and worry that you will think he loves the other parent more than you.
  • She may sense your own sadness or anxiety when the visit...
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Marriage Equality Makes Same-Sex Divorce Easier

Divorce is always a difficult process, but same-sex couples have faced many more challenges than their traditionally married counterparts, at least until recently.

In a landmark decision on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban, and must recognize, same-sex marriages. They clarified that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, and that it also guarantees due process and equal protection under the law.

This decision may have an effect on more than just same-sex marriages. In response to prior laws that prevented and did not recognize same-sex marriages, some states adopted legislation benefiting domestic partners. In Ohio, for example, unmarried partners of either sex became eligible to join their partners’ health insurance plans and to take time off work to care for a partner who was ill. With the new law in place allowing same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states, these previously...
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Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Attorney

If any argument is worth winning, it's the emotional one with your spouse when you decide to divorce. Which issues are really worth fighting over — child custody, alimony, assets? How much will it cost you to do so? How likely is it that you will win? No matter what your priorities, it is important to make decisions based on the experience of a trusted professional with no emotional stake in the matter. These are the primary reasons for hiring a divorce attorney. Hiring a divorce attorney will help you to get everything you deserve out of your divorce—and ensure that you don’t settle too early. Divorces take time, and more time spent considering the details means fewer things overlooked or ignored. A divorce attorney will protect your rights and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. He or she will not only help you fight for what you...
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