It's a sensitive subject, to be sure, but not one that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems to be remotely shying away from.
Posts tagged "Fathers' Rights"
We note on a relevant page of our family law website at the Arkansas law firm of Robertson, Oswalt & Associates that every paternity-related matter "is unique."
Society puts a lot of stock in family. It's not surprising. Most experts will tell you that without parents and children, the values that serve as the foundation of social structures might fade away.
We have written before about how the law and our lives aren't always in sync. This is perhaps most clearly in evidence in cases related to a child's parentage. The law in many states, including Arkansas, makes certain assumptions about who a child's father is when determining important things such as child support and child custody.
Prosecutorial discretion is something well understood by those who practice criminal law in Arkansas. The concept is not limited to the criminal side of the judicial system, however. All government agencies exercise a certain amount of discretion about what cases to pursue.
What does the future hold? No one can say for sure. That does not mean we don't have visions about what we want the future to look like. The focus for parents in Arkansas most certainly includes a hope that their children's tomorrows will be better than whatever their situation might be today.
The 10 commandments weren't the first laws ever written. They could be called the most succinct. "Honor your father and your mother" is pretty declarative even if differences of opinion exist about what honoring means.
We hold to the notion that the tide is turning for fathers seeking their full parenting rights. It can be a slow process. A lot depends, of course, on the laws of the state in which such disputes arise.
Knowledge is power. This is certainly true when it comes to family law in Arkansas. If you don't know what your rights are or what tools are available for establishing those rights, it can be very difficult to exercise and defend your privileges Even then, it can be difficult because of ingrained bias in the system.
There are many elements in the dynamics of family relationships. The most foundational is love and that is what tends to influence the interactions. Most of the time, the result is a happy life.