"The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband." ~ Honore de Balzac

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"Parent Advocate"

The Fathers' Rights Movement


Fathers are dying to see their children, both figuratively and literally.

Earlier this week, I found out that a supporter who was in a highly contested custody battle took his own life. It is the sixth known suicide of TFRM page supporters.

I say “known” because there were probably more, a lot more, but they were not confirmed.


The adversarial nature of Family Court pits parents against each other in an extremely high stakes manner. 


False accusations and an over-zealous issuance of Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) help to create an environment where fathers find themselves completely removed from the children’s lives and forced to spend thousands, sometimes tens of thousands, of dollars to regain contact.

These circumstances create a scenario in which many fathers are left mentally, physically, and spiritually broken. They began to contemplate suicide. Sadly, for some, it seems like the only remaining option.
Suicide is not the answer. It creates more pain. It leaves a tarnished legacy for the person and their children. If these thoughts are crossing you mind, please seek help. 

The national suicide hotline is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

The number is 1-800-273-8255. 

With respect,
Chris Colbert

Creating dependencies on others to do what all parents are capable of doing for themselves is such a disservice to families.   Is the person calling themselves a parent advocate qualified to act on behalf of others?

Everyone should be an advocate for children but representing families requires a totally different set of skills, training and expertise.  Not being qualified to do so  leads to the passing  on of  incorrect or incomplete information to others and can often cause  harm by delaying an outcome required by a set process or  being totally useless to achieve a needed service. ~~  Read more… 705 more words
 Reblogged from The SoCraddock Method:

Child Support Laws Are In Need Of Reform


An opionion piece by Brenda Manghane-Washington from the Chattanoogan.com

Excerpt:
...I still believe there's a need of reform in child support laws. As they stand, there is no distinction between a parent who can't pay and a parent who refuses to pay child support. By incarcerating non-custodial parents who do not have the means to pay nothing is accomplished, the children still go without. ~~  Read more… 526 more words

WHY IS THIS A CRITICAL ISSUE?

Is Double-Dipping Fair?

A common complaint from ex-spouses who are obliged to pay spousal support is that all too often, the supported spouse gets a double-dip, and I don’t mean an ice cream cone.

Double-dipping occurs when a payor spouse pays support based on his employment income, but also pays support on his investment, rental or capital gains income arising from assets that were divided between the spouses, or for which the supported spouse received compensation through the receipt of cash or the retention of the family home. ~~  Read more… 388 more words

Why say NO to attorneys in the Legislature?

Why say NO to attorneys in the Legislature?
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"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home." (Tecumseh).

American Fathers Liberation: ALL Men’s Rights are Human Rights. ’nuff said http://bit.ly/1JgMgEm

Posted by American Fathers Liberation Army on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

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