AIFS Survey – recently separated families

Executive summary This report presents the key findings from the Survey of Recently Separated Families (SRSP) 2012. This study examined the experiences of 6,119 parents who separated between 31 July 2010 and 31 December 2011. The research, commissioned and funded by AGD, focuses on parents whose main use of family law system services occurred around […]

Controversy brews over social science, fathers and family law

ABC Law Report - Damien Carrick

Law Report Thursday 3 July 2014 12:37PM Damien Carrick IMAGE: AUSTRALIAN ACADEMICS ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE WAY ENGLISH PARENTING GURU PENELOPE LEACH HAS REPRESENTED THEIR RESEARCH ABOUT CHILDREN STAYING AWAY FROM THEIR PRIMARY CAREGIVER. (SHERYL GRIFFIN/ E+) The idea that children under four should not spend any nights away from their primary attachment figure is a hotly […]

More dads demand equal custody rights, reject child-support arrangements of yesterday – USA

By Sharon Jayson USA TODAY

Detroit Free Press    Kory Borde, 44, with his children (clockwise from top left): Cole, 11, Chance, 13, Carson, 3, and Ivy, 7. Borde divorced in 2006 and has full custody of his two sons from that marriage.  /  Kate Patterson for USA TODAY By Sharon Jayson USA TODAY Their websites send a clear […]

Lifting Blanket Restrictions

Professor Richard Warshak                      Print Article                                                                   Big changes are afoot Down Under. And these presage changes in the U.S. and Europe as well. For the past few years, a research report issued by the office of the Australian Attorney General, with statements of its lead author, has exerted a disproportionate impact on […]

Warshak Paper May Influence Child Custody Decisions in Australia

Robert Franklin Esq. National Parents Organization

The last redoubt of the anti-father crowd is being breached. Read about it here (Sydney Morning Herald, 4/28/14). For decades, the data on children’s need for fathers have been building up. Over 20 years ago, prominent family sociologist David Popenoe was able to say that some 30 years of social science information demonstrated that children […]

Family Law – Family Consultants Family Consultants [PDF – File Size 74 KB – View][RTF – File Size 20 KB – Download][Word – File Size 32 KB – Download] This fact sheet explains the role of family consultants in cases about children. Who are family consultants?Family consultants are psychologists and/or social workers who specialise in child and family issues after separation and […]

FAMILY LAW: The innocent victims of ‘no-fault’ divorce

by Augusto Zimmermann, News Weekly 1 March 2014

The “no-fault” divorce revolution that spread across the Western world was led in the 1970s by members of the cultural, academic, legal and political elites, in particular by radical feminists who made the case for easy divorce as a means of women’s liberation. By declaring marriage to be an oppressive institution, they demanded “no fault” […]

A Binding Child Support Agreement Can Be Set Aside

Sydney, NSW — (SBWIRE) — 10/21/2013 — A binding child support agreement can be set aside based on exceptional circumstances. An exceptional circumstance is when the agreement will cause hardship of a serious nature and inequity to the applicant. The father failed to prove the exceptional circumstance in his case. Jessup and Jessup [2010] FMCAfam 124 […]


Stefan L. Jouret, Esq., Member, Executive Committee National Parents Organization of Massachusetts In August of 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts awarded Massachusetts father Colin Bower $40,250,000 on his claims against his former wife, Mirvat El-Nady. Ms. El-Nady fled to Cairo, Egypt, in August of 2009, taking their children with her […]


Larry Pickering

  1 DAY AGO623 COMMENTS The sordid saga of the four Italian girls simmers and still no-one is winning this awful tug of war. Okay, my involvement with the father, Tomasso Vincenti, was an emotional one as I witnessed his willingness to suffer to see his children. Channel 9’s 60 minutes last night attempted to […]