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Pregnancy, unmarried fathers and their rights

Fathers have some unique challenges when it comes to dealing with a woman who is pregnant with his child. Almost everyone is familiar with the emotional woman who demands ice cream and pickles in the middle of the night, but that isn't the drama that a man might have to deal with if he isn't in a relationship with the pregnant woman any longer.

Does when you were married affect your divorce?

Every couple has disagreements and issues that come up over the course of the marriage, sometimes more than once. Some things, such as money woes, infidelity or disagreements over how to raise the children, have been shown to increase your divorce risk. However, a new study out of Harvard University has found that when you got married may play a part in determining what is more likely to lead to divorce.

When abuse isn't

Domestic violence is a very real issue that impacts thousands of people across the United States. However, false allegations are also surprisingly common and can cause a great many issues for those going through divorce or custody proceedings. The majority of these false allegations happen to men, and if this is something you're going through now, it's important to understand what is happening and what you can do about it.

Pennsylvania father accused of endangering his child

A Pennsylvania boy was charged with underage drunk driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.106 percent. The 14-year-old was allegedly found driving a vehicle with his father sitting next to him. The father was even more intoxicated than the boy, according to police. As is often the case when a parent is accused of endangering his or her child's life, this man could face serious criminal law and family law consequences.

Paternity and fathers' rights in Pennsylvania

It is not uncommon -- especially in the past -- for Pennsylvania fathers to get the short end of the stick when it comes to child custody proceedings. In fact, it used to be quite common for mothers to gain full custody of children following a divorce and fathers would only receive visitation rights. Fortunately, laws and legal practices throughout the nation are changing in the modern age and fathers are being given more rights during child custody proceedings.

Rights of a grandfather

We often talk about the rights of a father, but what about the rights of a grandfather and a grandmother? Grandparents love their grandchildren just as much as parents do, so when something happens that might prevent a grandparent from seeing the child -- such as divorce -- it can be devastating. Even worse, however, is when a grandparent knows that his or her grandchildren are not being properly cared for. Fortunately, in some scenarios, grandparents and even great-grandparents can seek physical custody rights over their grandchildren.

Defending fathers' rights in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania courts will strive to serve the best interests of the child in every child custody matter. In the vast majority of cases, this means that courts will take action to ensure that children have the chance to spend ample time with both parents. Still, this does not mean that one or more parents will not try to fight such parenting arrangements.

Strategies to help single dads navigate back-to-school time

Being a single dad comes with a lot of challenges. Not the least of them is trying to prepare for back-to-school season -- which can be even more difficult if you were not involved in getting your child ready for school during your marriage. That said, you can navigate back-to-school time with a few easy tips.

Artist's domestic violence history an issue in child custody suit

Music artist Chris Brown has been trying to get custody of his daughter, Royalty Brown. According to one legal expert, the artist still has a lot of challenges to overcome before he can have full legal rights as the father of his daughter.

What rights does a father have to medical records?

It is vital to have access to your child's medical records in order to make sound decisions with regard to his or her health care needs. According to the Health Care Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA governs the privacy of health information, parents are generally allowed to have access to their children's medical records and that includes the father in most cases.

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