Good news: With harsh words for the adoption center, Judge rules for Terry Achane, the drill instructor fighting for his daughter after his wife secretly turned the baby over to Utah's "Adoption Seller of Choice." Achane spent two years fighting the couple who illegally adopted the child.
Historically, fathers rights groups have spent enormous amounts of time and energy expressing extreme anger over child support, instead of developing deeper relationships with their children. Excluding Desmond Hatchett who fathered 30 children with 11 separate (dumb) women. Hatchett would appreciate the courts reducing his child support payments.
However, bad dads should not be confused with the thousands of fathers who are spending their time rearing children to respect both parents.
Currently, as clusters of Fathers rights types jockey for a guru, non-profits abound. These angry men remain focused on finances, ignoring the fact that women still do not have parity in the job market. Seldom do these types speak of actual child-rearing...their focus is always money-centric. As such, some actively use their children to attack the other parent, by filing for sole custody for two reasons:
1. To reduce their child support obligation while delivering,
2. A final attack on their former spouse. Angry over anything resembling less than full control, these emotionally stunted Anthony Morelli types spew hatred incessantly on blogs as well and websites around the nation.
Separate from that, some men can not or will not accept when a relationship is over. Others quickly pick up new girlfriends and strive to alienate the children.
In ten years Familylawcourts.com has never voiced opposition to a single fathers rights group. (The murder rate speaks for itself). That changed after some vocal members of fathers rights groups voiced support of mass murderer Scott Dekraai, after Dekraai, who had primary custody, murdered eight people when his request for total control was rejected. Shortly after that, attorney Sam Friedlander murdered his entire family. Enough.
Left unaddressed, the predictable end result of openly misogynistic fathers rights groups, will be a generation of mass-produced emotionally stunted adults who fully believe women are disposable. Exactly why a heroic male father figure is needed.
Familylawcourts.com recommends Matt Gonsalves, the divorced dad featured below, as a model for how to be a great dad, in an article swiped from the Sacramento Bee, with appreciation for reporter Whitney Mountain and photographer, Lezlie Sterling.
Meet our pick for Best Dad:
Matt Gonsalves celebrates life two decades after accident left him a quadriplegic.
Recent examples of America's continued
march towards misogyny.
2011: Arizona: Father's Rights groups put former felon Terry Decker (he decked a teacher) on a state panel for child Support.
2011 - Kansas: Proving the point government officials consider women disposable, Shawnee District Attorney Chad Taylor decides not to prosecute DV cases after budget cuts.
2011: National: Ignoring that Scott Dekraai had primary custody, Father's Rights groups came out in support of Dekraai, after Dekraai committted mass murder. (including Dekraai's call to 9-1-1 advising he was going to kill himself and others.)
2011: National: Haley Barbour's run for President after releasing a stalker, ex-wife killer.
Three years after her divorce, Adrienne Klasky's ex-husband, Michael Graham continued stalking her. Eventually Graham pulled up next to Adrienne at a Pascagoula intersection stoplight, pulled out a shotgun, and shot her in the head as Adrienne waited for the light to change.
A jury convicted Graham of murder and sentenced him to life in prison. Instead, Graham became a "Trustee" who worked at the Governor's mansion and was befriended by Gov. Barbour. In 2009, Gov. Haley Barbour released Graham. In 2011 Gov. Barbour announced his intention to run for President. He remains governor of Alabama where he continues his refusal to protect half the voters.