While it's not 100 percent known why Arnold Schwarzenegger at first expressed interest in not paying his soon-to-be ex wife Maria Shriver spousal support, some are saying that the former governor may have decided for public relations reasons it's better to offer not only alimony payments, but also to pay for legal counsel.
When it comes to child custody decisions, many fathers' rights advocacy groups say that the court system still favors mothers, making it difficult for a father to be a part of his child's life.
A mother who broke a custodial agreement and moved her children out of the country has been ordered to pay the father $6.1 million in damages. And while this does not mean that the children - ages 8 and 10 - will be reunited with their father in the U.S., the father's attorney is hopeful that it may be a step in the right direction with more pressure from Japanese officials for the mother to do the right thing.
Two recent studies found a difference between how the public is in favor of child custody arrangements and how the public believes the courts typically decide, which some say may account for the belief that the court system is slanted in favor of mothers.