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Dad seeks $120 million for being deprived of fathers' rights

15696030_S.jpgJust last week, we wrote on our St. Louis fathers' rights blog about a father who had spent an arduous process of several years and many court battles in an attempt to get back his daughter, whom he said had been improperly adopted when his parental rights were terminated. Now, another man in a similar situation is attempting to assert his fathers' rights in a case involving his daughter, who was adopted without his consent six years ago. The man is now suing several people, including the attorneys involved in the case originally, for $120 million in damages.

Father gets daughter back, several years after apparent adoption

5158141_S.jpgFathers everywhere may have a tough time connecting with their children -- for any number of reasons. When a couple separates, fathers can lose track of their children and sometimes have their parental rights terminated -- even if they are insistent about establishing their paternity rights.

Dad gets in legal trouble over Facebook post about ex-wife

12953432_S.jpgIt can be difficult to hold one's tongue during and after a contentious divorce. Fathers in Missouri know that it can be frustrating not to speak out when things aren't going their way -- especially when there are platforms such as Twitter and Facebook that make expressing one's opinions to the world almost effortless. However, the danger of broadcasting your opinions are that people who are the target of your consternation will take offense -- and make it into an even bigger deal.

Dads raising kids on their own: not always easy, but worth it

18359776_S.jpgDivorced fathers often have to fight tooth and nail to make sure that they play an active part in the lives of their children. Dads may be worried that they will be marginalized in their kids' lives and not be a part of the family they expected to care for in the coming years and decades.

Mother sentenced after lying about baby's origin

23299088_S.jpgFathers' rights can be a delicate issue. Many women involved in paternity or custodial cases would often prefer that the father of their children be around as little as possible. Fathers who want to remain a part of the lives of their children may have to fight to make sure that their rights and obligations as a parent are upheld.

Mum's the word: Dads often get short shrift in British divorces

7058816_S.jpgWhen couples who have children separate, the issue of child custody can be dodgy. Many fathers might feel shut out of the process of raising their kids -- and not by accident. One poll taken recently of recently separated women in the United Kingdom, in fact, finds that about a third of separated moms want to decide on their kids' upbringing on their own, with no input from the children's fathers.

Fathers' rights may take backseat to immigration issues

20947903_S.jpgWe have discussed many iterations on our blog regarding how fathers might be denied access to their children. Most of these instances, of course, involve divorce and the custody battles that ensue. There are other instances, however, where fathers' rights are seen as secondary to other concerns -- for example, illegal immigration.

Father carries on with 12-year child custody battle

Thumbnail image for 17087002_S.jpgChild custody disputes are difficult for everyone who is involved. They are not easy for parents in Missouri, who may become forced to rely on judges to determine what is best for their families. Prolonged custody battles can also wear on children, as they rest at the center of the controversies.

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