Why the Fathers Rights Movement is Necessary

Fathers Rights Movement

In a nation where it often feels like the rights of mothers are considered more important than those of fathers, the Fathers Rights Movement is necessary. An increasing number of men are joining this movement. Furthermore, it may be something that you want to be involved with as well. The more you understand the movement, the more likely you are to support what it stands for.

Many men feel that they are not given the same rights as women in cases of child custody and support. The Fathers Rights Movement includes divorced and unwed fathers who want to share equally in parenting. Other people get involved too, including second wives and other family members.  They get involved because they want to see their male relatives have an opportunity to parent their kids.

Much of what members of the movement do is related to law and politics. Basically, their goal is to help to pass laws that support the rights of fathers to be involved in their children's lives. The roots of the movement go back to the 1960s when divorce became more prevalent. Suddenly, men felt that they were being disconnected from their children and they began looking for legal ways to change this.

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Many different groups make up the Fathers Rights Movement. They may be either politically liberal or conservative.  Furthermore, they all have slightly different beliefs about how they should go about meeting their goals. However, all of the groups are focused on getting rid of what they see as discrimination against fathers in family law. Most members argue that they have been denied equal rights and that money has too much influence over family law decisions.

Groups within the movement may spend their time campaigning to change or pass laws that recognize the rights of fathers. This may include laws about child custody, child support, and domestic violence. Some of their efforts are aimed at changing the family law system itself. In addition, some groups provide support and advice for men who are divorced or going through a divorce. Men who receive support may become a member of the group that helps them, but this is not always the case.

Sometimes it is helpful to discuss divorce and custody issues with people who have been where you are.  What fathers often fail to do is to know their rights, protect their rights and exercise their rights.  Fathers for Equal Rights can help call or text today.

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