Legal rights for fathers

Impact of Revised Swiss Divorce Law on Children and Family Dynamics

Article reference Children and Divorce: Investigating Current Legal Practices and Their Impact on Family Transitions” by Heidi Simoni, Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello, and Andrea Büchler Children and Divorce: Investigating Current Legal Practices and Their Impact on Family Transitions” by Heidi Simoni, Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello, and Andrea Büchler is part of the Swiss National Research Programme (NRP 52) focused …

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Divorced Dads: Shattering the Myths 

by Sanford L. Braver (Author) Synopsis and insight by Gary Da Silva Summary: “Divorced Dads: Shattering the Myths” by Sanford L. Braver, with Diane O’Connell, challenges the common negative stereotypes about divorced fathers. Based on 12 years of research and interviews with divorced families, Braver debunks myths such as deadbeat dads, runaway dads, and unfair divorce settlements. …

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Advocating for Fathers’ Rights: Urgent Reforms Needed in South Africa’s Children’s Act

Fathers 4 Justice South Africa is urgently pushing for critical reforms to the Children’s Act to better protect the rights and responsibilities of fathers and ensure the well-being of children. Since 2019, Fathers 4 Justice South Africa has been actively engaging with the Department of Social Development and other governmental bodies to highlight the challenges …

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Fathers 4 Justice South Africa’s Response to Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Proposal

Introduction:Fathers 4 Justice South Africa (F4J SA) shares its response to the B31-2022 proposal by the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide. They highlight their dedication to tackling gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide, while also promoting equal parenting and child welfare. Key Points: Support for Tackling GBV and Femicide:F4J SA strongly supports efforts to …

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The Shocking Reality: How No-Fault Divorce Obliterates Fathers and Traumatizes Children

Synopsis by Gary Da Silva The breakdown of the family, particularly through the mechanism of no-fault divorce, significantly impacts fathers and children. Stephen Baskerville’s article “The Politics of Family Breakdown: How No-fault Divorce Turns Fathers into ‘Deadbeat Dads’” provides a comprehensive analysis of these impacts, focusing on the political and judicial factors that exacerbate the …

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The Fatherhood Crisis: Time for a New Look?” by Stephen Baskerville

Synopsis by Gary da Silva The article “The Fatherhood Crisis: Time for a New Look?” by Stephen Baskerville explores the issue of fatherlessness and argues that fathers are being unfairly targeted by government policies related to divorce and child support. Here are the key points on how fathers are targeted: In summary, the article argues …

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Contempt of Court Charge: Legal Tests and Misconceptions

Understanding Contempt of Court: Avoiding Misguided Legal Advice

Contempt-of-court charges are serious allegations that can have significant legal repercussions. However, many unscrupulous attorneys often mislead their clients into pursuing these charges without fully understanding the necessary legal criteria. While it’s true that there are commonly known tests for contempt of court, a critical third test is often overlooked, leading to misguided legal strategies …

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Overcoming Gender Bias in Child Custody Cases: A reflection on the Outdated Maternal preference or tender age rule

The maternal preference rule, also known as the tender years doctrine, was a legal presumption that mothers should have custody of young children after divorce or separation. This doctrine embodied the sexist belief that mothers were innately better caregivers than fathers by virtue of being female. The rule has now been widely abolished due to …

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Unveiling the Unjust: Navigating False Protection Orders in the South African Justice System

In the tumultuous landscape of the South African justice system, a disconcerting reality emerges: a system seemingly skewed against fathers, with protection orders wielded as a potent weapon. It is the considered opinion of Fathers 4 Justice that false protection orders (allegedly between 52% and 90%) are used as a weapon or silver bullet to …

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