Why Men Should Have Equal Custodial Consideration in a Divorce

Why Men Should Have Equal Custodial Consideration in a Divorce

It’s no secret that women are favored by the courts and society as a whole when it comes to child custody in a divorce. Although there have bee strides in recent years to allow men some more equal footing, it there is still a long way to go.

We have spoken with many guys who had extremely difficult times personally being separated from their children in a divorce, and who continue to get the short end of the stick. However, as Nevada attorney Marilyn York explains in her new TEDx Talk, it is really the children who suffer from not having an active father in their lives.

This certainly is a complex issue, as much of the problem stems from men who do not want to be responsible fathers, but that is definitely not all. Part of our job is to advocate on both sides – for fathers to get equal custodial consideration in a divorce and for men to want to be active fathers for their children.

Our world needs more conscious, loving involvement from men, not control, conquest or domination.

From the video’s description:

“Attorney Marilyn York owns a Men’s Rights Family Law Firm in Reno Nevada, established in 2001. She and her ten female employees focus on representing men for two reasons: 1. As her talk explains, fathers are crucial in the upbringing and development of their children; and 2. Fathers are the disadvantaged parent in family court and society and while the laws are improving, the statistics are not. There are currently more than 17,000,000 children growing up in America without their fathers and every year this number is growing. According to the Center for Disease Control, children from fatherless homes account for 90% of homeless and runaway children; 71% of high school dropouts and 63% of youth suicides. Listen to this talk to find out how you can help America’s 17,000,000 fatherless children avoid these fates! Marilyn D. York is a Men’s Rights Divorce Attorney, licensed in California since 1998 and Nevada since 1999, where she is a Certified Family Law Specialist. Since 2001, Marilyn has owned her law firm in Reno, Nevada, where she and her 9 female employees specifically represent men in divorce and family law battles. Marilyn chose her career because of her passion for children and relationships but most of all, Marilyn is driven to help underdogs. While the laws are improving for men, not all laws are yet gender equal and the interpretation and enforcement of those that are, have a long way to go. Despite her focus on representing men, Marilyn has a deep compassion for women in need as well. It isn’t lost on Marilyn that women remain disadvantaged outside Family Court. She serves that need as Board President for a local housing program for homeless young women, Nevada Youth Empowerment Project, or NYEP. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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