Fatherlessness is the root cause of at least 20 other social problems.

Family Court Insanity, Fathers' Rights, PAS is Child Abuse, Petitions, Presidential Election

American Fathers asked Republican and Democratic Primary Candidates

Fatherlessness is the #1 social problem of our time because it is the root cause of at least 20 other social problems.
How will you fix this??

A report published by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says children of married biological parents or adoptive parents are healthier, have fewer definite or severe emotional or behavioral difficulties and are less likely to grow up in poverty.

cropped-frm-usa-2015.pngFlorida Election Topic 2015cropped-afla-causes-2-2015Source: American Fathers asked Republican and Democratic Primary Candidates

Currently, there are laws, standards, and practices that–when combined–constitute discriminatory policies in Family Court jurisdictions particularly against fathers. By extension, these violate the rights of children.

Family Courts violate the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause as a standard practice by relegating one parent to “Custodial” and another to “Non-Custodial”, most often along gender lines.

The Supreme Court and Federal Circuit courts have long upheld the Parent-Child relationship as being so fundamental as to warrant EXTENSIVE due process protections.

 

There is consensus in the psychological community that shared parenting is in the best interests of children more often than not. Aside from the Constitutional Law violations, would it not stand to reason that shared parenting should be the standard, instead of the rare exception in separation/child custody issues?

Family Law needs serious reform, and Family Courts should not be empowered to create master/slave dynamics–again, especially along gender lines–without each parent having Due Process observed, and observed equally. Each parent should be on equal footing walking into a courtroom. Our children deserve to have both parents scrutinized by the same standards. That is in their “best interest”.

A rebuttable presumption of shared parenting should be the starting point in all jurisdictions. The parent and/or state should have the burden of proof placed on their shoulders to prove the other parent as “unfit” or “less than fit” in order to deviate from the shared parenting presumption. The concept is the same as “presumption of innocence”.

In the vast majority of cases, one parent(usually the father), has to overcome higher standards of proof to approach equality in parenting. Shared parenting presumptions begin to level the playing field, which is in our children’s best interest. Family Law Reform needs to be an election topic in 2016.

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48 thoughts on “Fatherlessness is the root cause of at least 20 other social problems.

  1. An estimated 24.7 million children (33%) live absent their biological father.

    Of students in grades 1 through 12, 39 percent (17.7 million) live in homes absent their biological fathers.

    57.6% of black children, 31.2% of Hispanic children, and 20.7% of white children are living absent their biological fathers.

    According to 72.2 % of the U.S. population, fatherlessness is the most significant family or social problem facing America.

    Among children who were part of the “post-war generation,” 87.7% grew up with two biological parents who were married to each other. Today only 68.1% will spend their entire childhood in an intact family.

    With the increasing number of premarital births and a continuing high divorce rate, the proportion of children living with just one parent rose from 9.1% in 1960 to 20.7% in 2012. Currently, 55.1% of all black children, 31.1% of all Hispanic children, and 20.7% of all white children are living in single-parent homes.

    White children born in the 1950-1954 period spent only 8% of their childhood with just one parent; black children spent 22%. Of those born in 1980, by one estimate, white children can be expected to spend 31% of their childhood years with one parent, and black children 59%.

    You’ve heard about the crisis of fatherlessness and the negative consequences for children and for our society. Even if you are an involved dad, until we are successful, your children and grandchildren will be growing up in a culture of absent fathers and unfathered children. They will be affected!

    You can be a part of the solution!
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