Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fathers' Rights Movement in Massachusetts

"Born out of male frustration that the family law system seemed to favor women, the effort to support fathers' involvement in their children's lives has achieved results. In most states, fathers are given joint legal custody unless the judge has a clear reason to do otherwise. Despite this, some fathers continue to struggle to have truly shared physical custody. They often feel that child support and alimony awards place them in an impossible financial position without giving them increased access to their children."

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