A healthy premise to avoid cascading violations of father rights is to protect these rights from the start, that is to recognize fathers the right to equal parenting during divorce proceedings. It looks that it might happen in the state of Tennessee, where a law establishing joint custody is currently being examined. Right now, either you work an agreement with your ex wife or you get the typical pittance of 20 % (one every other weekend and half vacation time) of parenting time with your children.
On the side of the foes of the law, one finds some women’s groups firmly hanging on a few decades of discriminatory family laws hinging on the proprietary concept of the mother-child bond. These groups have a curious understanding of human rights: these are not to be expanded to the human kind, but ought to be restricted to women’s exclusive benefit.
Will a law of this kind ever be examined in sleepy New York State?