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A FATHERS GUIDE TO WINNING CUSTODY OF YOUR KIDS AND WAGING YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHILD SUPPORT REVOLT
"A Father in our Society is merely perceived as "A Wallet With Legs"
All around you, every thing you hear in the media would lead a Father to believe that he is no longer needed by society and merely perceived as "a wallet with legs"; being all but been removed from the family unit.

Sadly it's popular to think that this is OK! Even our political leaders refers to us as "Dead-Beat Dads"!  This is “the”  “MOST IMPORTANT AND BASIC MANUAL"  every father needs to protect his rights.

After your friends tell say you're "screwed", "there's nothing you can do", "lawyer's cost a ton", "get on with your life"; you've got to find some way to protect yourself!

Learn that you've been conned into paying all the bills and giving up your children! If you've got guts and arewilling to learn the ropes, you need this manual. We take you through all stages of a court action, from the  first time a problem arises through final orders; including the famous "paper blizzard strategy".

Keep from being seen as a "radical father" initiating the action rather than waiting for your spouse to do so. How to file various type of actions and how to shop for a lawyer.  How to keep the mother from "automatically getting custody", what to do if the "X" denies visitation, how to modify child support and custody.

How to avoid and handle false allegations of domestic violence, among 100's of other topics!

The question and answer format of this book allows you to find what immediately concerns you, providing what you need to prepare for trial and to represent yourself in court. Fight back!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ONE HUGE MANUAL WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED

     -   THE GOLDEN RULE
     -    THE NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF FATHERS RIGHTS STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
     -    SPECIFIC CASE LAW AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTATIONS FOR FATHERS
     -    WHO NEEDS HELP?
     -    WHY DO I NEED "A FATHERS GUIDE TO OBTAINING CUSTODY OF YOUR KIDS AND WAGING
           YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHILD SUPPORT REVOLT" AS A SOURCE OF HELP?
     -    HOW CAN A LAWYER USE "A FATHERS GUIDE TO OBTAINING CUSTODY OF YOUR KIDS AND
          WAGING YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHILD SUPPORT REVOLT"?
     -    HOW CAN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS USE "A FATHERS GUIDE TO OBTAINING CUSTODY
          OF YOUR KIDS AND WAGING YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHILD SUPPORT REVOLT"?
     -    HOW CAN "A FATHERS GUIDE TO OBTAINING CUSTODY OF YOUR KIDS AND WAGING YOUR
          OWN PERSONAL CHILD SUPPORT REVOLT" HELP ME?
     -    WHAT IS AN ACTION?
     -    HOW DO I USE THIS MANUAL?
     -    WHY CAN'T I TURN THIS OVER TO MY LAWYER TO DO IT ALL?
     -    WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY DIVORCED FRIENDS, OR OTHER TRY TO ADVISE ME?
     -    WHAT DOES "A FATHERS GUIDE TO OBTAINING CUSTODY OF YOUR KIDS AND WAGING
          YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHILD SUPPORT REVOLT" INCLUDE?
     -    WHAT DOES "A FATHERS GUIDE TO OBTAINING CUSTODY OF YOUR KIDS AND WAGING
          YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHILD SUPPORT REVOLT" LEAVE OUT?
     -    WHAT OTHER RESOURCES MUST I BE FAMILIAR WITH IN ADDITION TO THIS MANUAL?
     -    WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY STRATEGY?
     -    WHAT IS MEANT BY THE "PAPER BLIZZARD" STRATEGY?
     -    WHERE SHOULD I KEEP RECORDS OF MY CASE IS CONTESTED?
     -    WHEN SHOULD I BEGIN MY EDUCATION IN THE DOMESTIC PROCESS?
     -    SHOULD I STAY MARRIED FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN?
     -    IF I FIGHT FOR MY RIGHTS WON'T I BE PERCEIVED TO BE A "RADICAL FATHER" AND MIGHT
          THIS HURT MY CHANCES IN COURT?
     -    ARE THERE ANY RESOURCES FOR FATHERS THAT ARE HAVING EMOTIONAL DIFFICULTIES
          AS A RESULT OF DOMESTIC PROBLEMS?
     -    SHOULD I START THE INITILA ACTION RATHER THAN WAIT FOR THE "X" TO START?
     -    SHOULD I LEAVE IF MY "X" WANTS ME OUT, OR IF SHE DEMANDS THAT I LEAVE?
     -    CAN A SEPARATION OF GOING ON THE OFFENSE, AND FILING, HELP SAVE THE MARRIAGE?
     -    IF I LEAVE SHOULD I PAY FINANCIAL SUPPORT DURING THE SEPARATION IF NO COURT
          ACTION IS PENDING?
     -    IF IT LOOKS LIKE COURT, WHAT DO I DO?
     -    HOW CAN I HELP THE FATHERS MOVEMENT AND MYSELF?
     -    HOW SHOULD I DEAL WITH THE "X" DURING THE ACTION?
     -    WHAT ARE CURRENT TRENDS IN DIVORCE LAW?
     -    AN I HANDLE MY OWN COURT ACTION WITHOUT A LAWYER?
     -    WILL I BE EXPECTED TO KNOW THE RULES JUST LIKE AN ATTORNEY?
     -    IF I GO PRO SE, WILL I BE TREATED PREJUDICIALLY BY THE COURT?
     -    IF I REPRESENT MYSELF, HOW CAN I EXPECT TO BE TREATED BY COURT PERSONNEL?
     -    I'VE HEARD THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO GO PRO SE OR, THAT THE JUDGE HAS ORDERED, IN MY
          JURISDICTION THAT I CANNOT GO PRO SE?
     -    WHAT IF I AM DENIED MY RIGHT TO GO PRO SE?
     -    I'VE BEEN TOLD BY A LAWYER THAT IT'S NOT LEGAL TO GO PRO SE. IS THIS TRUE?
     -    WHY SHOULD I GO PRO SE IN MY CASE?
     -    WHAT ABOUT BRINGING AN ACTION IN FEDERAL COURT v. THE STATE COURT LEVEL?
     -    WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL PRO SE TYPE CASES BROUGHT IN FEDERAL COURT?
     -    CHECKLIST FOR REMOVAL TO FEDERAL COURT
     -    NOTICE OF REMOVAL TO FEDERAL COURT (SAMPLE FORM)
     -    NOTICE TO CLERK OF STATE COURT ON NOTICE OF REMOVAL TO FEDERAL COIURT  (SAMPLE FORM)
     -    WHAT ABOUT PARALEGAL SERVICES?
     -    HOW DO I FIND A GOOD LAWYER?
     -    IF I GO PRO SE HOW CAN I USE A LAWYER AS A LEGAL COACH?
     -    SHOULD THE "X' AND I USE THE SAME LAWYER OR ONE THAT SHE SUGGESTS?
     -    CAN ONE LAWYER REPRESENT BOTH OF US?
     -    SHOULD I SHOP FOR A LAWYER?
     -    HOW SHOULD THE INITIAL INTERVIEW PROCEED WITH THE LAWYER OR PARALEGAL  SERVCE?
     -    IS MY INTERVIEW CONFINDENTIAL?
     -    WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT OF MY LAWYER?
     -    WHAT IF I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THE LAWYER AFTER THE INITIAL INTERVIEW?
     -    WHAT CRITERIA DO I USE TO COMPARE LAWYERS IN ORDER TO CHOOSE ONE TO REPRESENT ME?
     -    AT WHAT POINT IS THE LAWYER RETAINED?
     -    HOW IMPORTANT IS COST IN CHOOSING A LAWYER?
     -    DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE INITIAL INTERVIEW WITH THE LAWYER?
     -    DO I DISCUSS FEES AT THE INITIAL INTERVIEW?
     -    WHAT IS A RETAINER FEE?
     -    WHAT ARE COURT COSTS?
     -    SHOULD I HAVE A WRITTEN CONTRACT WITH THE LAWYER?
     -    DOES THE MOTHER ALWAYS GET CUSTODY OF CHILDREN?
     -    WHEN DO WE TELL THE CHILDREN ABOUT THE DIVORCE?
     -    HOW DO WE TELL THE CHILDREN?
     -    HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER THERE WILL BE A CUSTODY FIGHT?
     -    CAN CHILDREN BE USED AS WITNESSES?
     -    WHAT IS JOINT CUSTODY?
     -    WHAT IS SPLIT CUSTODY?
     -    CAN THE CHILDREN CHOOSE WITH WHOM THEY WANT TO LIVE?
     -    SHOULD WE ASK THE CHILDREN WITH WHOM THEY PREFER TO LIVE?
     -    HOW DO COURTS RULE ON TEMPORARY CUSTODY?
     -    MAY I LEAVE THE STATE WITH THE CHILDREN?
     -    WHAT IF THE "X" VIOLATES THE COURT ORDER BY DENYING VISITATION OR BY SOME OTHER MEANS?
     -    HOW ARE CONFLICTS BETWEEN DIFFERENT STATE COURTS OVER THE CUSTODY OF  CHILDREN RESOLVED?
     -    HOW IS THE AMOUNT OF CHILD SUPPORT DETERMINED?
     -    WILL CHILD-SUPPORT PAYMENTS COVER MY TOTAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATION TO THE  CHILDREN?
     -    CAN I GET CHILD CUSTODY & SUPPORT EVEN THOUGH WE'RE NOT DIVORCED & THERE'S NO DIVORCE PENDING?
     -    CAN A CLAIM, IN THE EVENT OF DEATH, BE WRITTEN INTO THE DIVORCE DECREE?
     -    MUST I PAY CHILD SUPPORT IF THE CUSTODIAL PARENT DENIES VISITATION?
     -    HOW ARE ORDERS FOR VISITATION OR SUPPORT ENFORCED?
     -    WHAT IS REASONABLE VISITATION?
     -    WHAT ABOUT COMING TO AN ARRANGEMENT WITH THE "X' ON PARENTING?
     -    HOW DOES THE COURT DECIDE WERE THE CHILDREN WILL LIVE?
     -    IF I CAN'T REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH THE "X', WHAT FACTORS DOES THE COURT TAKE
          INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN MAKING DECISION REGARDDING PARENTING?
     -    WHAT IS THE PRIMARY CARETAKER, OR CUSTODIAN, OF THE CHILDREN?
     -    IF THE COURT'S ARE SO BIASED HOW CAN I INSURE MEANINGFUL TIME WITH MY CHILDREN?
     -    ARE THERE ANY OTHER FACTORS THE COURT WILL CONSIDER?
     -    WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT THE CHILDREN?
     -    HOW DO PARENTS WORK OUT DIFFERENCES ABOUT THE CHILDREN? WHAT IS DISPUTE RESOLUTION?
     -    TELL ME ABOUT JOINT CUSTODY?
     -    HOW DO WE SHARE THE CHILDREN IF THERE IS CURRENTLY NO COURT ORDER OR PARENTING PLAN?
     -    HOW DO WE SHARE THE CHILDREN ONCE THERE IS A COURT ORDER?
     -    IF I'M BEHIND IN CHILD SUPPORT, OR CAN'T PAY  CHILD SUPPORT THIS MONTH CAN I  STILL SEE MY CHILDREN?
     -    IF MY ACTION IS CURRENTLY PENDING IN COURT, WITH NO FINAL ORDERS, HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF?
     -    WHAT SHOULD I DO ONCE I HAVE AN ORDER?
     -    WHAT IF I WANT TO CHANGE THE COURT ORDER?
     -    WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL TYPES OF ACTIONS THAT CONCERN A FATHERS?
     -    WHAT IS A MODIFICATION OF CHILD CUSTODY/VISITATION?
     -    CAN YOU DESCRIBE A TYPICAL MODIFICATION OF CHILD CUSTODY/VISITATION PROCESS?
     -    TELL ME ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
     -    WHAT IS PATERNITY AND/OR A PATERNITY/PETITION FOR PARENTAGE ACTION?
     -    WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ESTABLISH PATERNITY?
     -    HOW DO I OBTAIN WHAT I WANT WHEN I FILE A MOTION?
     -    WHAT DOES A TYPICAL PARENTING PLAN LOOK LIKE?
     -    WHAT IS DISCOVERY?
     -    WHAT IS A DEPOSITION?
     -    INTERROGATORY DRAFTING GUIDELINES
     -    INTERROGATORY CHECKLIST
     -    NOTICE OF SERVICE OF INTERROGATORIES
     -    LETTER REQUESTING EXTENSION FROM OPPOSING COUNSEL
     -    LETTER ADVISING OF DEPOSITION
     -    REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS
     -    SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM (SAMPLE FORM)
     -    CHECKLIST FOR ANSWERING INTERROGATORIES
     -    CHECKLIST FOR OBJECTIONS TO INTERROGATORIES
     -    DEPOSITION CHECKLIST
     -    WITNESS/CLIENT DEPOSITION PREPARATION CHECKLIST
     -    CHECKLIST FOR RESPONDING TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS
     -    PLEADING LOG (SAMPLE FORM)
     -    HOW ARE FACTS LEARNED ABOUT THE CASE?
     -    WHAT IF THE OPPOSING SIDE REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OR REFUSES TO COOPERATE
          WITH SOME OTHER ASPECT OF DISCOVERY?
     -    DESCRIBE THE INITIAL DESCOVERY PROCESS?
     -    CAN DISCOVERY BE INFORMAL?
     -    CAN I, OR CAN I ASK MY LAWYER TO REFRAIN FROM GIVING COMPLETE AND HONEST DISCOVERY?
     -    WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE DISCOVERY PROCESS?
     -    ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS FROM THE FORMAL DISCOVERY PROCEDURES BESIDES INFORMATION?
     -    CAN WE SETTLE OUR CASE WITHOUT DISCOVERY?
     -    WHAT IS A DEPOSITION?
     -    WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS ARE ASKED AT A DISCOVERY DEPOSITION?
     -    WHAT DO I HAVE TO BRING WITH ME TO THE DEPOSITION?
     -    MAY I REFUSE  ANSWERING  QUESTIONS AT A DEPOSITION/ REFUSE TO ANSWER INTERROGATORY   QUESTIONS?
     -    ARE THERE BENEFITS FROM DEPOSITIONS OTHER THAN THE DISCOVERY OF INFORMATION AND THE
          PRESERVATION OF TESTIMONY?
     -    HOW DO I HANDLE THE DEPOSITION?
     -    ARE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS PART OF THE DISCOVERY PROCEDURE?
     -    WHEN SHOULD THE CHILDREN MEET THE NEW GIRL/BOY FRIEND?
     -    WHAT CAN ONE DO ABOUT THE CHILD THAT REFUSES TO VISIT?
     -    WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE BATTLE IS UGLY AND I FEEL THAT THE CHILDRENS' BEST
           INTERESTS ARE NOT BEING MET?
     -    WHAT IS A GUARDIAN AD LITEM?
     -    WHAT MAY BE INVOLVED IN THE GUARDIAN'S INVESTIGATION?
     -    WHO PAYS THE GUARDIANS FEE?
     -    WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT A GUARDIAN APPOINTED?
     -    SHOULD I CLOSE BANK ACCOUNTS?
     -    WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT SAFE-DEPOSIT BOXES?
     -    WHAT IF THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO SUPPORT TWO FAMILIES?
     -    WHAT DO I DO FIRST TO PROTECT MYSELF FINANCIALLY?
     -    WHAT WILL THE COURT DO IF I HIDE OR SPEND MARITAL ASSETS?
     -    WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT CHARGE ACCOUNTS?
     -    WILL I BE LIABLE FOR MY SPOUSE'S CHARGES?
     -    SHOULD I ESTALIISH MY OWN CREDIT?
     -    IF THE CREDIT HISTORY FROM MY MARRIAGE IS BAD, AND I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IT, WHAT CAN I DO?
     -    WHAT DO I DO IF I AM DENIED CREDIT?
     -    SHOULD I FILE A JOINT INCOME TAX RETURN WITH MY SPOUSE?
     -    HOW CAN I FIND HIDDEN ASSETS?
     -    SHOULD I TELL MY LAWYER THE WHOLE TRUTH?
     -    WHEN SHOULD I TELEPHONE MY LAWYER?
     -    HOW IS MY LAWYER'S SECRETARY IMPORTANT TO ME?
     -    WHAT IF MY LAWYER DOESN'T RETURN MY TELEPHONE CALLS?
     -    CAN I CALL MY SPOUSE'S LAWYER IF MY LAWYER IS OUT OF TOWN?
     -    WHAT IF MY LAWYER DOESN'T ANSWER MY QUESTIONS?
     -    DOES A LAWYER EVER SELL OUT HIS CLIENT FOR A BIGGER FEE OR TO MAKE LESS WORK FOR HIMSELF?
     -    WHAT IF I DON'T AGREE WITH MY LAWYER IN THE MATTER OF STRATEGY OR TACTICS FOR MY CASE?
     -    CAN I FIRE MY LAWYER?
     -    WHAT IS A BAR COMPLAINT?
     -    CAN I GET A SECOND LEGAL OPINION WITHOUT FIRING MY LAWYER?
     -    CAN I OBJECT TO THE AMOUNT OF FEES CHARGED BY MY LAWYER?
     -    HOW DOES AN ACTION BEGIN?
     -    DOES IT MATTER WHO FILES FOR THE DIVORCE?
     -    WHAT IF MY SPOUSE AVOIDS SERVICE?
     -    IS IT ALL RIGHT TO DISCUSS THE DIVORCE WITH MY SPOUSE?
     -    CAN I DISCUSS MY CASE WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES?
     -    WHAT IS AN UNCONTESTED CASE?
     -    WHEN THE JUDGE SIGNS THE DECREE OF DIVORCE CONTAINING THE AGREEMENT, THE  CASE IS COMPLETED?
     -    AT WHAT POINT DOES MY CASE BECOME CONTESTED?
     -    WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A CONTESTED CASE?
     -    IS AN UNCONTESTED CASE CHEAPER?
     -    ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES OTHER THAN COST IN WORKING OUT A SETTLEMENT?
     -    WHAT ARE THE PLEADINGS?
     -    WHAT ARE ORDERS, JUDGMENTS, AND DECREES?
     -    WHAT IS A MOTION FOR TEMPORARY ORDERS?
     -    DO YOU HAVE TO GIVE NOTICE TO THE OTHER SIDE WHEN YOU FILE A MOTION OR PETITION?
     -    WHAT IS AN EX PARTE MOTION?
     -    WILL I HAVE TO TESTIFY IN CONNECTION WITH MY TEMPORARY MOTION OR PETITION?
     -    WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED WHEN I APPLY FOR TEMPORARY ALIMONY OR CHILD  SUPPORT?
     -    ONCE A PETITION FOR TEMPORARY RELIEF IS FILED, DOES THE JUDGE HAVE TO MAKE THE DECISION?
     -    IS THERE ANY ADVANTAGE IN REACHING AGREED ORDERS IN CONNECTION WITH
          TEMPORARY MOTIONS, AS OPPOSED TO A DECISION MADE BY THE COURT?
     -    WHAT DOES "WITHOUT PREJUDICE" MEAN?
     -    DO COURTS MAKE TEMPORARY PROPERTY DEIVSIONS?
     -    CAN THE COURT ORDER MY SPOUSE OUT OF THE HOUSE?
     -    HOW ARE TEMPORARY ORDERS ENFORCED?
     -    IS IT POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN A SECOND PSYCHIATRIC OPINION?
     -    WHAT IS A SOCIAL-SERVICE REPORT?
     -    SHOULDN'T EVERY CASE BE UNCONTESTED?
     -    WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH TO SETTLING A DOMESTIC ACTION?
     -    NAME THE INGREDIENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATION?
     -    WHAT ARE LEGALLY RELEVANT FACTS OF A CASE?
     -    WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGICAL RELEVANCE?
     -    HOW DO LEGAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL LEVERAGE FACTORS AFFECT THE SETTLEMENT?
     -    DO PLANS TO REMARRY AFFECT THE SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS?
     -    WHAT DETERMINES WHEN YOU ARE PREPARED TO NEGOTIATION?
     -    WHAT IS A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE?
     -    WHAT IS A PRETRIAL HEARING?
     -    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE JUDGE'S PRESENCE, IF HE CANNOT ORDER THE SETTLEMENT?
     -    WHEN DO PRETRIAL HEARINGS OCCUR?
     -    WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED FOR THE PRETRIAL HEARING?
     -    HOW IS THE PRETRIAL HEARING CONDUCTED?
     -    WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT JUDGE?
     -    ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES IN NOT BEING INVOLVED AT EVERY STAGE OF THE CASE, AS A PRO SE?
     -    CAN THERE BE MORE THAN ONE PRETRIAL HEARING?
     -    WHAT IF MY LAWYER TELLS ME THE SETTLEMENT IS UNFAIR, BUT I WANT TO SETTLE ANYWAY?
     -    WHAT IF I DON'T FEEL COMPETENT TO MAKE A DECISION?
     -    WHAT CAN I DO IF I'VE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT AS A RESULT OF MUCH PRESSURE BEING
           PLACED UPON ME, FROM ALL SIDES. i.e. THE JUDGE, THE "X" AND EVEN MY OWN ATTORNEY?
     -    HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER TO ACCEPT A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OR KEEP ON NEGOTIATING?
     -    CAN EVERY CASE BE SETTLED BEFORE TRIAL?
     -    WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF MY CASE COMING TO TRIAL?
     -    WHAT IS A PRESENTATION HEARING?
     -    DO TRIALS TAKE PLACE IN STATES THAT HAVE NO-FAULT DIVORCE LAWS?
     -    WHAT IF MY LAWYER SUGGESTS THAT ANOTHER LAWYER BE HIRED FOR THE TRIAL OR HE
           SEEMS LIKE HE'S TALKING ME OUT OF TRIAL?
     -    DO I PAY TWO LAWYERS? — CAN YOU OUTLINE A TRIAL FOR ME?
     -    TIMETABLE FOR FILING AND SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS
     -    INITIATION A LAWSUIT CHECKLIST
     -    CAN THE CONFERENCE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE TRIAL BE USED AS A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE?
     -    ARE CLOSED HEARINGS AVAILABLE IN "AWKWARD" CASES? --- MUST I HAVE WITNESSES?
     -    SHOULD MY FRIENDS OR RELATIVES TESTIFY ON MY BEHALF AS CHARACTER WITNESSES?
     -    CAN WITNESSES REFUSE TO TESTIFY?
     -    CAN MY FORMER LAWYER OR A PSYCHIATRIST WHO TREATED ME REFUSE TO TESTIFY,
          EVEN IF SUBPOENAED? --- WILL WITNESSES BE ABLE TO WATCH THE TRIAL?
     -    CAN MY SPOUSE CALL ME AS A WITNESS?
     -    WHY SHOULD ANY WITNESS BE CALLED WHO IS HOSTILE TO MY SIDE OF THE CASE?
     -    HOW IS MY TRIAL JUDGE CHOSEN? --- CAN I CHANGE JUDGES?
     -    CAN MY SPOUSE FIX THE CASE?
     -    IS IT PROPER FOR A LAWYER TO "PREPARE" A WITNESS TO TESTIFY?
     -    WHAT IS A TRIAL OUTLINE? —  WHAT IS A TRIAL BRIEF? —  WHAT ARE EXHIBITS?
     -    WHAT IS A SUBPOENA? —  CAN DIARIES OR JOURNALS BE SUBPOENAED?
     -    CAN MY DIARIES OR JOURNALS BE USED AS EVIDENCE IF THEY ARE STOLEN BY MY SPOUSE?
     -    I HAVE LETTERS AND SWORN STATEMENTS FROM VARIOUS WITNESSES WHO COULD NOT
          APPEAR AT THE TRIAL, MAY I OFFER THESE IN EVIDENCE?
     -    WHAT ARE OPENING STATEMENTS?
     -    DO THE WITNESSES TESTIFY IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER?
     -    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIRECT AND CROSS-EXAMINATION?
     -    HOW IMPORTANT IS CROSS-EXAMINATION?
     -    CAN I TURN CROSS-EXAMINATION TO MY ADVANTAGE AND MAKE IT SUPPORT MY CASE?
     -    WHAT IS AN AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE?
     -    WHAT IS "COUNTER-RELIEF" OR A COUNTER COMPLAINT?
     -    SHOULD I BE CONCERNED IF AT THE TRIAL MY LAWYER PRESENTS OUR DEFENSE
          DIFFERENTLY FROM THE WAY WE HAD PREPARED IT?
     -    DOES THE COMPLETION OF THE DEFENDANT'S CASE END THE TRIAL?
     -    WHAT DOES "OFF THE RECORD" MEAN?
     -    WHAT IS A MISTRIAL?
     -    WHY ARE THERE SO MANY CONFERENCES IN CHAMBERS WITH THE JUDGE AND LAWYERS
           DURING THE TRIAL?
     -    WHAT ARE CLOSING ARGUMENTS?
     -    IS THERE ANY POINT, THEN, IN MAKING A CLOSING ARGUMENT IF THE JUDGE HAS ALREADY
          MADE UP HIS MIND?
     -    WHEN DOES THE JUDGE RULE?
     -    HOW DOES THE JUDGE'S RULING RELATE TO THE FINAL DECREE?
     -    WHAT IF I DON'T ACCEPT THE JUDGE'S RULING?
     -    WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF AN APPEAL'S SUCCESS?
     -    DOES MY DIVORCE LAWYER HANDLE THE APPEAL IF I WANT ONE?
     -    WHEN IS MY DIVORCE (ACTION) DECREE EFFECTIVE?
     -    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE DECREE FOR DIVORCE HAS BEEN ENTERED?
     -    WHAT SOCIAL SECURITY, RETIREMENT, OR DISABILITY
     -    HOW ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY SURVIVOR'S BENEFITS?
          BENEFITS IS A DIVORCED SPOUSE ENTITLED TO?
     -    MAY I CHANGE MY NAME?
     -    IS A SPOUSE REQUIRED TO GIVE BACK STOLEN PAPERS USED IN THE DIVORCE?
     -    HOW ARE MODIFICATIONS MADE IN MY DIVORCE DECREE?
     -    IS THERE A TIME PERIOD DIRING WHICH MY DIVORCE AGREEMENT CANNOT BE MODIFIED?
     -    IS A HUSBAND LIABLE FOR PAYMENT OF ALIMONY IF HIS WIFE IS LIVING WITH ANOTHER
          MAN (OR VICE VERSA)?
     -    WHAT IF MY SPOUSE DOESN'T COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE DECREE, OR WITH
          ANY COURT ORDER?
     -    WHO PAYS FOR ENFORCEMENT OR MODIFICATION PROCEEDINGS?
     -    ARE PROPERTY TRANSFERS INCIDENT TO A DIVORCE TAXABLE?
     -    IS INHERITED PROPERTY ATTACHEBLE?
     -    WHEN IS MY LAWYER'S REPRESENTATION OF ME COMPLETED?
     -    DOES THE ENTRY OF THE FINAL DECREE TERMINATE MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY EX- SPOUSE?
     -    DESCRIBE AN ACTION TO QUASH OR MODIFY WAGE ASSIGNMENT.
     -    DESCRIBE AN ACTION IN DEFENSE OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE.
     -    DESCRIBE AN ACTION FOR CHILD SUPPORT MODIIFCATION.
     -    WHAT ABOUT GRANDPARENTS AND NON-PARENTAL VISITATION/CUSTODY RIGHTS?
     -    IS IT IMPORTANT TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF DURING AN ONGOING DOMESTIC PROCESS?
     -    ARE THERE ANY GOOD OR BAD TIMES TO GO TO COURT?
     -    CONCLUSION---GLOSSARY---POWER RESOURCES FOR FATHERS
     -    WHERE TO GO FOR MORE INFORMATION
     -    BIBLIOGRAPHY
     -    RESOURCE LIST OF ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
          USEFUL TO FATHERS RESOURCE LIST OF ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
     -    A FEW PARTING QUOTATIONS ON DIVORCE AND "THE SYSTEM"

SPECIFIC CASE LAW FOR FATHERS RIGHTS

     1.   Parental rights may not be terminated without "clear and convincing evidence."SANTOSKY V. KRAMER,
           102 S.Ct. 1388 (1982)

     2.   A child has an equal right to be raised by the father, and must be awarded to the father if he is the
           better parent, or mother is not interested. STANLEY V. ILLINOIS, 405 US 645 (1972)

     3.   If custodial mother has boyfriend living with her, state can change custody to father. JARRETT
           V. JARRETT, 101 S.Ct. 329 Visitation (parenting time) is a constitutionally protected right
           which can be protected in federal court, even if father is in prison. MABRA V. SCHMIDT, 356
           F.Supp. 620

     4.   Custody can be awarded to father of girls of "tender years" if mother commits perjury, and is
           otherwise immoral. BEABER V. BEABER, 322 NE 2d 910

     5.   Arguments that Joint Custody constitutes a "fundamental right." BECK V. BECK, 86 N.J. 480,
           see also 23 Ariz. Law Review 785

     6.   Mother cannot take child out of state if that prevents "meaningful" relationship between father
           and child. WEISS V. WEISS, 436 NYS 2d 862, 52 NY 2d 170 (1981)   See also:
          DAGHIR V. DAGHIR, 82 AD 2d 191 (NY 1981)
          MUNFORD V. SHAW, 84 A.D. 2d 810, 444 NYS 2d 137 (1981)
          SIPOS V. SIPOS, 73 AD 2d 1055, 425 NYS 2d 414 (1980)
          PRIEBE V. PRIEBE, 81 AD2d 746, 438, NYS 2d 413 (1981)
          STRAHL V. STRAHL, 66 AD 2d 571, 414 NYS 2d 184 (1979)
          O'SHEA V. BRENNAN, 88 Misc.2d 233, 387 NYS 2d 212 (1976)
          WARD V. WARD, 150 CA 2d 438, 309 P.2d 965 (Calif. 1957)
          MARRIAGE OF SMITH, 290 Or.567, 624 P.2d 114 (Oregon 1981)
          MEIER AND MEIER, 286 Or. 437, 595 P.2d 474 (1979), 47 Or. App. 110, 613 P.2d 763 (Oregon 1980)
          All of these cases deal with preventing the custodial mother from taking the child out of the jurisdiction.

     7.   Ex Parte conferences, hearings or Orders denying parental rights or personal liberties are
           unconstitutional, cannot be enforced, can be set aside in federal court, and can be the basis of suits
           for money damages. RANKIN V. HOWARD, 633 F.2d 844 (1980); GEISINGER V. VOSE,
           352 F.Supp. 104 (1972)

     8.   Judges' refusal to consider evidence and psychologist reports denies due process right to
          "meaningful hearing." ARMSTRONG V. MANGO, 380 US 545, 552; 85 S.Ct.1187 (1965)

     9.   Laws and Court procedures that are "fair on their faces" but administered "with an evil eye and
           a heavy hand" (discriminatorily) are unconstitutional. YICK WO V. HOPKINS, 118 S.Ct. 356
           (1886)

     10.  Federal Courts can rule on federal claims (constitutional questions) involved in state divorce cases
           and award money damages for federal torts or in diversity of citizenship cases involving
           intentional infliction of emotional distress by denial of parental rights, "visitation", as long as the
           Federal Court is not asked to modify custodial status. LLOYD V. LOEFFLER, 518 F.Supp 720
           (custodial father won $95,000 against parental kid-napping wife) FENSLAGE V. DAWKINS,
           629 F.2d 1107 ($130,000 damages for parental kidnapping)
          KAJTAZI V. KAJTAZI, 488 F.Supp 15 (1976)
          SPINDEL V. SPINDEL, 283 F.Supp. 797 (1969)
          HOWARD V. KUNEN, USDC Mass CA No. 73-3813-G, 12/3/73 (unreported)
          SCHWAB V. HUTSON, USDC, S.Dist. MI, 11/70 (unreported)
          LORBEER V. THOMPSON, USDC Colorado (1981)
          DENMAN V. VENEY, DENMAN V. WERTZ
          Right to jury trial in Contempt:
          BLOOM V. ILLINOIS, 88 S.Ct. 1477
          DUNCAN V. LOUISIANA, 88 S.Ct. 1444

     11.  Contempt of Court is quasi-criminal, merits all constitutional protections: EX PARTE DAVIS,
            344 SW 2d 925 (1976)
          Excessive fine on Contempt
          COOPER V. C. 375 NE 2d 925 (IL 1978)
          Payment of support tied to visitation:
          BARELA V. BARELA, 579 P.2d 1253 (1978 NM)
          CARPENTER V. CARPENTER, 220 Va.299 (1979)
          COOPER V. COOPER, 375 NE 2d 925 (Ill. 1978)
          FEUER V. FEUER, 50 A.2d 772 (NY 1975)
          NEWTON V. NEWTON, 202 Va. 515 (1961)
          PETERSON V. PETERSON, 530 P.2d 821 (Utah 1974)
          SORBELLO V. COOK, 403 NY Supp. 2d 434 (1978)
          Child Support:
          ANDERSON V. ANDERSON, 503 SW 2d 124 (1973)
          ONDRUSEK V. ONDRUSEK, 561 SW 2d 236, 237 (1978; support paid by mother to custodial father)
          SMITH V. SMITH, 626 P.2d 342 (1981)
          SILVIA V. SILVIA, 400 NE 2d 1330 (1980 Mass.)

     12.  Although court may acquire subject matter jurisdiction over children to modify custody through
            UCCJA, it must show independent personal jurisdiction (significant contacts) over out-of-state
            father before it can order him to pay child support. KULKO V. SUPERIOR COURT, 436 US
            84, 98 S.Ct. 1690, 56 L.Ed.2d 132 (1978); noted in 1979 Detroit Coll. L.Rev. 159, 65 Va.
            L.Rev. 175 (1979) ; 1978 Wash. U.L.Q. 797. Kulko is based upon INTERNATIONAL SHOE
            V. WASHINGTON, 326 US 310, 66 S.Ct. 154, 90 L.Ed 95 (1945) and HANSON V.
            DENCKLA, 357 US 235, 78 S.Ct. 1228, 2 L.Ed.2d 1283 (1958)

     13.  Attorney's Fees: SAUMS V. SAUMS, 610 SW 2d 244. Attorney's fees only if court-appointed
            in contempt for non-payment of child support. EX PARTE MCMANUS, 589 SW 2d 790 (1981)

     14.  Custody can be changed if visitation is denied. ENTWISTLE V. ENTWISTLE, 402 NYS 2d
            213

     15.  Habeas Corpus: NGUYEN DA YEN V. KISSINGER, 528 F.2d 1194 (1975)

     16.  Unlawfully retaining noncustodial parent cannot argue change of custody at Habeas Corpus
            hearing. SMART V. CANTOR, 117 Ariz. 539, 574 P.2d 27 (1977) MCNEAL V. MAHONEY,
            117 Ariz. 543, 574 P.2d 31 (1978)

     17.  Process service in family matters must provide due process protection. GRASZ V. GRASZ, 608
            SW 2d 356 (TX 1980)

     18.  Stay of execution by Court of Appeal protects its jurisdiction, not to protect Appellant's rights.
            PACE V. MCEWAN, 604 SW 2d 231 (1980) Also bearing on supersedeas bond.

     19.  Justice delayed is justice denied. MAGNA CHARTA, Art.40, June 15, 1215.

     20.  Attorney can be sued for malpractice under consumer protection laws. DEBAKEY V. STAGG,
            605 SW 2d 631 (1980)

     21.  Money damages in federal civil rights suits need not exceed $10,000 HAGUE V. CIO, 307 US
            496.

     22.  But claim under $10,000 is cause of dismissal of diversity of citizenship action in federal court.
            DELOACH V. WOODLEY, 405 F2d 496 (1969).

     23.  Spouses can sue each other while still married for torts, intentional and unintentional. BLUNS
            V. CAUDLE, 560 SW 2d 925 (TX 1978)

     24.  In Massachusetts, the common law rule of; interspousal immunity was abolished in LEWIS v.
            LEWIS, 370 Mass. 619, 629-630, 351 N.E.2d 526 (1976).

     25.  Interspousal immunity is also inapplicable to claims of fraudulent conveyance, fraud, breach of
            fiduciary duty as trustee of property held in trust for wife. GARRITY v. GARRITY, 399 Mass.
           367, 371-372, 504 N.E.2d 617, 620 (1987).

     26.  Judge's dismissal for no cause is reversible. FOMAN V. DAVIS, 371 US 178 (1962)

     27.  Non-lawyers can assist or represent litigants in court. JOHNSON V. AVERY, 89 S.Ct. 747

     28.  Members of group who are competent non lawyers can assist other members of group achieve the
           goals of the group in court without being charged with "unauthorized practice of law"
           BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAINMEN V. VIRGINIA , 377 US 1; NAACP V.
           BUTTON, 371 US 415 (1962); SIERRA CLUB V. NORTON, 92 S.Ct. 1561; UNITED MINE
           WORKERS V. GIBBS, 383 US 715; FARETTA V. CALIFORNIA, 422 US 806

     29.  Pro Se (Without a Lawyer, representing self) pleadings are to be considered without technicality;
            pro se litigants pleadings are not to be held to the same high standards of perfection as lawyers.
           HAINES V. KERNER, 92 S.Ct. 594; JENKINS V. MCKEITHEN, 395 US 411, 421
           (1969); PICKING V. PENNA. RWY. CO. 151 F.2d 240; PUCKETT V. COX, 456
           F.2d 233

     30.  Federal judges can set aside or overturn state courts to preserve constitutional rights. MITCHUM
            V. FOSTER, 407 US 225 (1972) Title 28 US Code sec. 2284

     31.  Right to electronically record one's own conversations without "beep note" when life, liberty or
            property is threatened, or to preserve sanctity of home. BEABER V. BEABER, 322 NE 2d 910;
            18 US Code Sec. 2511(d)(20)

     32.  A conspirator is responsible for the acts of other conspirators who have left the conspiracy before
            he joined it, or joined after he left it; statutes of limitations tolled for previous acts when each new
            act is done.  US v. GUEST, 86 S.Ct. 1170; US V.COMPAGNA,US V.COMPAGNA, 146
            F.2d 524

     33.  State statute of limitations is tolled (does not run) in SOME STATES while same action is
           pending in federal court; action can be brought in State Court after federal court dismisses for lack
           of subject matter jurisdiction. ADDISON V. STATE, 21 Cal. 3d 313 (1978); NICHOLS V.
          CANOGA IND., 83 Cal. App 3d 956 (1978) (Equitable tolling)

     34.  Either parent can sue for interference with parental rights. STRODE V. GLEASON, 510 P.2d
           250 (1973); Prosser: HANDBOOK OF THE LAW OF TORTS (West Publ. 1955) page 682;
           CARRIERI V. BUSH, 419 P.2d 132 (1966) SWEARINGEN V. VIK, 322 P.2d 876 (1958)
           LANKFORD V. TOMBARI, 213 P.2d 627, 19 ARL 2d 462 (1950); 7 F.L.R. 2071
           RESTATEMENT OF TORTS section 700A MARSHALL V. WILSON, 616 SW 2d 934

     35.  Children must be returned to home state before child support payments are continued. FEUER
            V. FEUER, 376 NYS 2d 546 (1975)

     36.  Custody can be changed if wife is "disrespectful" of "visitation" order. MURASKIN V.
            MURASKIN 283 NW 2d 140 (N. Dakota 1979)

     37.  Wife held in contempt for denial of visitation; new judge should not suspend contempt order.
            PETERSON V. PETERSON, 530 P.2d 821 (Utah 1974)

     38.  Wife can be held in contempt if visitation is denied ENTWISTLE V. ENTWISTLE, 402 NYS
            2d 213 (1978)

     39.  Alimony and wive's lawyers fees are civil debts, not enforceable by contempt procedures, since
            the Constitution did away with debtor's prison. DAVIS V. BROUGHTON, 382 SW 2d 219.



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