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Filing a paternity case to establish father's rights

Fathers in Missouri who were not married when their child was born will need to file a petition to establish paternity to enjoy the same rights as fathers who were married to a child's mother when the child was born. This is true even if a father's name is on the birth certificate and there is no doubt that he is the father of the child.

Appeals court: Judge could have acted differently in custody case

15533510_s.jpgMany fathers in Illinois might be inclined to think that judges who rule in their family law cases might have a predisposition to rule in favor of mothers when it comes to child custody. A recent case from another state highlights how a judge's personal opinions might intrude into the adjudication of a case -- even if, ultimately, it does not affect the outcome.

Lamar Odom in the news for ongoing child custody dispute

10305334_s (1).jpgOver the years basketball player Lamar Odom has been in the news a number of times. Whether it is due to his basketball career, or the fact that the 6-foot-10-inch athlete is married to Khloe Kardashian, his name is frequently making headlines.

Do you think 35 percent of parenting time is enough in Illinois?

Many dads want equal parenting time. Yet, they find themselves stuck with just seeing their kids every other weekend, sparingly for a week night dinner -- and in some cases -- for a few weeks in the summer. However, the issue is no longer being brushed under the rug, and instead many states -- including Illinois -- are considering child custody laws that reflect a situation closer to equal parenting time.

Divorced fathers and "second class citizenship"

It is not uncommon for fathers to feel like they have lost their place and have an uncertain status with their children after a divorce. Fathers may be left out of family events, friend circles and activities with neighbors they used to share their lives with. Fathers in Illinois and nationwide may have a difficult time adjusting to new personal and social arrangements after divorce.

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