Fathers Resources International

Fathers Resources International

Divorced Dads Learn Secrets to Solve Custody Access Support

Single Dads ~ Separated Dads ~ Divorced Dads

 

Helping Fathers Solve Separation, Divorce,
Child Custody and Visitation Disputes
and Support Concerns Since 1994!

 

Are your children are being denied their right to see you, their father?
As a Father do you feel you're being treated unfairly?


 

Fathers Resources International has helped thousands of men and fathers who are facing family break up including separation, divorce, child custody disputes, visitation issues, child support and spousal support concerns and fair property settlements. Our unique services include: Strategic Analysis, Divorce-Management Services, Divorce Coaching, Divorce Education programs and father-friendly referral network of hand-picked legal and/or other professionals has assisted fathers with positive solutions to their custody, access and support problems.

We stand by our success record for fathers and can prove it!  Watch our Video Case Studies

Our hand-picked Family lawyers and professionals are Family Law specialists with Divorce and Separation and have a success record on behalf of fathers.Since 1994 our strategic analysis, Counseling, Divorce-Management Services, Divorce Coaching and referral network of legal and/or other professionals has assisted fathers with positive solutions to their custody, access and support problems.
 
We serve men, fathers and their families throughout Ontario, including Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Milton, Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Barrie, Pickering, Clarington, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Orangeville, York Region, Durham Region, Peel Region and Halton Region, Hamilton, Guelph, Dundas, Ancaster, Brantford, Cambridge, London, Windsor, Sarnia, St. Catharine's, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Kingston, Ottawa and the northern cities on Ontario.
 
On a worldwide basis we offer our unique online Divorce Education programs that give you the advantage of our time-tested winning strategies, divorce coaching and our family lawyer vetting services so you can locate the best family lawyer in your region – our protocol really works and can put you on the path to success.

 


 

TORONTO FREE Weekly Q&A Meetings

Every Wednesday Evening 7:00 - 9:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there! 
Click for more details

 


 

Hamilton FREE Monthly Q&A Meetings

Tuesday December 16  7:00pm to 9:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there! 
Click for more details

 


 

RESULTS ARE WHAT REALLY COUNT...

Check Out Our Video Case Studies...


 

ATTEND OUR MEETINGS – BE OUR NEXT FATHER SUCCESS STORY!

 


Single Dads ~ Separated Dads ~ Divorced Dads

 

Helping Fathers Solve Separation, Divorce,
Child Custody and Visitation Disputes
and Support Concerns Since 1994!

 

Are your children are being denied their right to see you, their father?
As a Father do you feel you're being treated unfairly?


 

Fathers Resources International has helped thousands of men and fathers who are facing family break up including separation, divorce, child custody disputes, visitation issues, child support and spousal support concerns and fair property settlements. Our unique services include: Strategic Analysis, Divorce-Management Services, Divorce Coaching, Divorce Education programs and father-friendly referral network of hand-picked legal and/or other professionals has assisted fathers with positive solutions to their custody, access and support problems.

We stand by our success record for fathers and can prove it!  Watch our Video Case Studies

Our hand-picked Family lawyers and professionals are Family Law specialists with Divorce and Separation and have a success record on behalf of fathers.Since 1994 our strategic analysis, Counseling, Divorce-Management Services, Divorce Coaching and referral network of legal and/or other professionals has assisted fathers with positive solutions to their custody, access and support problems.
 
We serve men, fathers and their families throughout Ontario, including Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Milton, Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Barrie, Pickering, Clarington, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Orangeville, York Region, Durham Region, Peel Region and Halton Region, Hamilton, Guelph, Dundas, Ancaster, Brantford, Cambridge, London, Windsor, Sarnia, St. Catharine's, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Kingston, Ottawa and the northern cities on Ontario.
 
On a worldwide basis we offer our unique online Divorce Education programs that give you the advantage of our time-tested winning strategies, divorce coaching and our family lawyer vetting services so you can locate the best family lawyer in your region – our protocol really works and can put you on the path to success.

 


 

TORONTO FREE Weekly Q&A Meetings

Every Wednesday Evening 7:00 - 9:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there! 
Click for more details

 


 

Hamilton FREE Monthly Q&A Meetings

Tuesday December 16  7:00pm to 9:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there! 
Click for more details

 


 

RESULTS ARE WHAT REALLY COUNT...

Check Out Our Video Case Studies...


 

ATTEND OUR MEETINGS – BE OUR NEXT FATHER SUCCESS STORY!

 


 

On Mobile Phone?

CALL US!

 

Single Dads ~ Separated Dads ~ Divorced Dads

 

Helping Men and Fathers with

Separation and Divorce Since 1994!


The #1 reason we get great results...

Our overall approach is quite different. We've tested it in 1000's of cases since 1994, and our protocols when followed tend to produce better results, because we WAGE PEACE in Family Court.

Judges are not looking for the parent who can sling the most mud, they are looking for the mature parent who can WAGE PEACE on behalf of their children, to shield them from the ugly messs separation, divorce and Family Court proceedings often become.

We systematically teach you how to become a SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIC DIVORCED DAD as opposed to a STRUGGLING CLUELESS DIVORCED DAD, which is why you began searching for help, which has led you to this website.

EXPLORE...
There are a lot of GREAT Free Resources on the site!

   

To Schedule an Appointment

Call 416-861-0626 or Toll-Free 1-888-54-DADDY  (1-888-543-2339)

You Could Be Our Next Success Story!

On Mobile Phone – Click To Call Us Immediately!

 

 

Any lawyer can give legal advice. HOWEVER... All of our lawyers have a proven track record of success with Court orders that verify you are getting qualified legal advice as opposed to unqualified legal advice from a lawyer who does not have court orders to back up their claimed track record. Always ask for Court Orders from your lawyer as proof they have had success helping a man / father acheive the goals you've set out for yourself. Court Orders are Public Documents unless they have been sealed by the Court – so there are no privacy issues.

When you meet with us we can show you a very large sampling of Court orders we have obtained as Court Agent / Law Clerk (prior to changes in the law in 2007 that no longer allow Court Agents, Law Clerks and Paralegals in Family Court in Ontario).

We also have Court Orders since 1994 proving our experience and that of the lawyers we work with helping and winning and improving situations for Men / Dads in Family Court. Make sure to check out our CASE STUDY VIDEO on this page. These results are typical when you follow the protocols and education, and mindset we share with our clients through our coaching, counselling, education and lawyer referral services.

Single Dads ~ Separated Dads ~ Divorced Dads

 

Helping Men and Fathers with

Separation and Divorce Since 1994!


The #1 reason we get great results...

Our overall approach is quite different. We've tested it in 1000's of cases since 1994, and our protocols when followed tend to produce better results, because we WAGE PEACE in Family Court.

Judges are not looking for the parent who can sling the most mud, they are looking for the mature parent who can WAGE PEACE on behalf of their children, to shield them from the ugly messs separation, divorce and Family Court proceedings often become.

We systematically teach you how to become a SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIC DIVORCED DAD as opposed to a STRUGGLING CLUELESS DIVORCED DAD, which is why you began searching for help, which has led you to this website.

EXPLORE...
There are a lot of GREAT Free Resources on the site!

   

To Schedule an Appointment

Call 416-861-0626 or Toll-Free 1-888-54-DADDY  (1-888-543-2339)

You Could Be Our Next Success Story!

On Mobile Phone – Click To Call Us Immediately!

 

 

Any lawyer can give legal advice. HOWEVER... All of our lawyers have a proven track record of success with Court orders that verify you are getting qualified legal advice as opposed to unqualified legal advice from a lawyer who does not have court orders to back up their claimed track record. Always ask for Court Orders from your lawyer as proof they have had success helping a man / father acheive the goals you've set out for yourself. Court Orders are Public Documents unless they have been sealed by the Court – so there are no privacy issues.

When you meet with us we can show you a very large sampling of Court orders we have obtained as Court Agent / Law Clerk (prior to changes in the law in 2007 that no longer allow Court Agents, Law Clerks and Paralegals in Family Court in Ontario).

We also have Court Orders since 1994 proving our experience and that of the lawyers we work with helping and winning and improving situations for Men / Dads in Family Court. Make sure to check out our CASE STUDY VIDEO on this page. These results are typical when you follow the protocols and education, and mindset we share with our clients through our coaching, counselling, education and lawyer referral services.

Kids Need Dads
Children benefit from both parents!
 
If you feel you don't have any rights as a dad...
We can help! 
 
No matter what stage you are at we can help you turn it around to achieve your goals!
 
 
Children benefit from both parents!
 
If you feel you don't have any rights as a dad...
We can help! 
 
No matter what stage you are at we can help you turn it around to achieve your goals!
 
 
Appointments
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT CALL
 
Toronto  416-861-0626
Toll-Free  1-888-543-2339 / 1-888-54-DADDY
 
Our comprehensive set of services and tools have helped 1000s of fathers turn their situation into positive results during separation, divorce and/or if conflict continues after a separation
– both inside and outside of Family Court.
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT CALL
 
Toronto  416-861-0626
Toll-Free  1-888-543-2339 / 1-888-54-DADDY
 
Our comprehensive set of services and tools have helped 1000s of fathers turn their situation into positive results during separation, divorce and/or if conflict continues after a separation
– both inside and outside of Family Court.

Divorced Dad Minute Podcasts

Divorced Dad Minute Podcasts
One Minute Podcast Tips

Divorced Dad Minute Podcasts

Divorced Dad Minute Podcasts
One Minute Podcast Tips

DADcast.info3.jpg

DADCAST - Divorced Dads Rights
60 Minute Podcasts 

DADcast.info3.jpg

DADCAST - Divorced Dads Rights
60 Minute Podcasts 

Parenting Diary

The Parenting Diary
The #1 tool that helps organize all the details to create a parenting plan for Mediation or Family Court.

Click for info

Parenting Diary

The Parenting Diary
The #1 tool that helps organize all the details to create a parenting plan for Mediation or Family Court.

Click for info

Check Out Our Video Case Studies...


Check Out Our Video Case Studies...


Divorced Dad ToolBox
Learn the winning strategies and tactics designed to help eliminate unnecessary legal fees in Family Court 
 
Download if one of these apply to you:
 
* MASSIVE Legal Bills
* Losing in Family Court
* Lawyer problems
* Parenting time
* Access Problems
* Child Custody
* Paternity Fraud
* Grandparents rights
* Child support too high
* Can’t settle property
* Ex-wife won’t work
* Alimony Problems
* Judges not listening
 
Webcasts
WEBCAST REPLAY # 1 
Divorce 101: The 7 Steps – The Overview For Single, Separated and Divorced Dads
 
Includes an Action Guide and Replay of our Q & A Segment
 
WEBCAST REPLAY # 2 
Parental Alienation Syndrome 
 
CHECKLISTS Series #15 - Top 3 Facts about
PAS: Parental Alienation Syndrome
for Single, Separated and Divorced Dads
 
Includes an Action Guide and Replay of our Q & A Segment
WEBCAST REPLAY # 1 
Divorce 101: The 7 Steps – The Overview For Single, Separated and Divorced Dads
 
Includes an Action Guide and Replay of our Q & A Segment
 
WEBCAST REPLAY # 2 
Parental Alienation Syndrome 
 
CHECKLISTS Series #15 - Top 3 Facts about
PAS: Parental Alienation Syndrome
for Single, Separated and Divorced Dads
 
Includes an Action Guide and Replay of our Q & A Segment
Podcasts
12 ~ 60-Minute DADCAST Podcast Series Great tips for Divorced Dads DADCAST – Divorced Dads Rights PODCAST  Divorced Dads Rights. Features News, Interviews, Strategies!
 
1-Minute Podcast Tips for Divorced Dads  Click to listen PODCAST
12 ~ 60-Minute DADCAST Podcast Series Great tips for Divorced Dads DADCAST – Divorced Dads Rights PODCAST  Divorced Dads Rights. Features News, Interviews, Strategies!
 
1-Minute Podcast Tips for Divorced Dads  Click to listen PODCAST
Audio Replays
DIVORCED DAD ROADMAP Special Report Series TOPIC - Top 10 Family Court Success Strategies for Dads Listen Here
 
INTERVIEW Bruce Sallan Stay-at-home Dad & Columnist "A Dads Point-of-View" Listen Here
 
INTERVIEW Joel Schwartzberg talks about his journey into fatherhood as a divorced dad as documented in his new book, "The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad" Listen Here
DIVORCED DAD ROADMAP Special Report Series TOPIC - Top 10 Family Court Success Strategies for Dads Listen Here
 
INTERVIEW Bruce Sallan Stay-at-home Dad & Columnist "A Dads Point-of-View" Listen Here
 
INTERVIEW Joel Schwartzberg talks about his journey into fatherhood as a divorced dad as documented in his new book, "The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad" Listen Here

On Mobile Phone?

CALL US!

 

On Mobile Phone?

CALL US!

 

We Get Results!

A Successful Client, with his son!

Dads in charge
Download this Toronto Star story (above) about Sean Slaven and his son, a Fathers Resources Client who went from almost having his parental rights terminated to having his son up to 65% of the time.


TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT CALL


Toronto  416-861-0626


Toll-Free  1-888-543-2339 / 1-888-54-DADDY

 

On Mobile Phone?

CALL US!

 

A Successful Client, with his son!

Dads in charge
Download this Toronto Star story (above) about Sean Slaven and his son, a Fathers Resources Client who went from almost having his parental rights terminated to having his son up to 65% of the time.


TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT CALL


Toronto  416-861-0626


Toll-Free  1-888-543-2339 / 1-888-54-DADDY

 

On Mobile Phone?

CALL US!

 

Subscribe to our newsletter
INTERESTED IN FATHERS RIGHTS?
TIRED OF LOSING IN FAMILY COURT?
 
Subcribe to our regular e-mail updates
Just complete the subscription form.
 
Winning = Peace for your kids HERE AND NOW - Not Tomorrow...

Subscribe to our newsletter and learn how to:
* Improve parenting time
* Obtain Shared Parenting
* Win child custody
* Pay correct child support 
* End spousal support 
* Get rid of unfair arrears
* Protect Yourself
* Get your rights enforced
* Keep Drivers Licence
* Be treated with respect
* Maintain your dignity
* Win in Family Court

Learn the secret strategies and winning legal tactics of successful Divorced Dads who win in Family Court every time by applying OUR FORMULA for “WAGING PEACE”  for the sake of your kids.
 
STOP LOSING. BE A WINNER TODAY!
Subscribe to our newsletter "FATHERS RIGHTS NOW" and LEARN HOW.

 

Resource Links
BLOG   Current Divorced Dad News that YOU need to know
FREE Q+A SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS  Attend a Free Support Group meeting - in 2 cities
SERVICES   All legal and other professionals we refer have a track record of success with dads
FAMILY COURT FORMS    Family Court forms (Ontario, Canada ONLY)
FREE RESOURCES  Child Support Guidlines; Layperson Guides; How-to File Paperwork at Court; Court Procedure Guides; Legal Statutes and much more. (Ontario, Canada ONLY)
BLOG   Current Divorced Dad News that YOU need to know
FREE Q+A SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS  Attend a Free Support Group meeting - in 2 cities
SERVICES   All legal and other professionals we refer have a track record of success with dads
FAMILY COURT FORMS    Family Court forms (Ontario, Canada ONLY)
FREE RESOURCES  Child Support Guidlines; Layperson Guides; How-to File Paperwork at Court; Court Procedure Guides; Legal Statutes and much more. (Ontario, Canada ONLY)
Are fathers important to children?

Canadians agree Fathers are important to children!

 

1998’s Special Joint Committee of the Senate and Commons on Child Custody and Access Report entitled For the Sake of the Children.

·      This committee, composed of members of both Houses of Parliament, held 55 hearings across the country, and heard testimony from over 500 Canadians, and received written submissions from many others. This Special Joint Committee reported to both Houses on December 9 and 10, 1998 it’s comprehensive report entitled For the Sake of the Children.

·      The Committee in its Report made 48 recommendations to Parliament. About the most significant recommendation for shared parenting, Committee member Senator Mabel DeWare on November 16, 1999 speaking to the Throne Speech of October 12, 1999, said, at page 161 Senate Debates:


“The most important recommendation involved changes which recognized both mothers and fathers must continue to have an important role in their children's lives. These recommendations focus on the concept of shared parenting, which involves joint decision-making, with time-sharing and residential arrangements to be worked out between the parents. With shared parenting, both father and mother continue to be active in the care and nurturing of their children.”

·      The two cornerstone recommendations of the Special Joint Committee’s Report, both on shared parenting, are Recommendations 5 and 6, being:

“Recommendation 5.This Committee recommends that the terms ‘custody and access’ no longer be used in the Divorce Act and instead that the meaning of both terms be incorporated and received in the new term ‘shared parenting’,  which shall be taken to include all the meanings, rights, obligations, and common-law and statutory interpretations embodied previously in the terms ‘custody and access’.”

“Recommendation 6.This Committee recommends that the Divorce Act be amended to repeal the definition of ‘custody’  and to add a definition of ‘shared parenting’  that reflects the meaning ascribed to that term by this Committee.”

·      Another pivotal recommendation of the Special Joint Committee’s Report, Recommendation 18, was on the need to correct the Federal Child Support Guidelines, being in part:

“Recommendation 18.Whereas the federal government is required by statute to review the Federal Child Support Guidelines within five years of their implementation, this Committee recommends that the Minister of Justice undertake as early as possible a comprehensive review of the Guidelines to reflect gender equality and the child's entitlement to financial support from both parents…”

The Committee’s Report was highly supported by the public and editorial comment in all media.  Public opinion surveys also expressed national support for the Committee’s perspective and approach to parenting after divorce. 

·      The Compas poll for Southam News published November 23, 1998 during the same time as the Special Joint Committee’s Report, found that:

·      89% of Canadians believe the stress of divorce is more severe now than a generation ago; and that 70% of men and women say that courts do not pay enough attention to the needs of children;

·      62% of men and women feel the courts pay too little attention to the needs of fathers; and that 80% of Canadians believe that the children of divorce must maintain on-going relationships with their non-custodial parents;

·      65% of Canadians feel it is a priority that the Government should protect rights of the children to relationships with their non-custodial parents, and that no custodial parent should be allowed to bar this access.

·      Angus-Reid Group opinion poll May 25, 1998 for the Globe and Mail said:

·       71% of Ontarians believe a women’s child support should be withheld if access is denied; and also that Ontarians are equally split as to whether, or not, jail terms are appropriate for access denial.

Many fathers feel that they are not treated equally or fairly during separation or divorce, especially when they wish to maintain their parenting relationship with their children. Sometimes their efforts to spend more time with their kids are pegged as suspect or as a means to reduce their child support obligation. The truth is that most fathers genuinely care about the health and welfare of their kids. More importantly, children miss spending time with their dads. Studies prove that consistent parenting time (access/visitation) greatly benefits children self-esteem especially during separation.      
 
For kids, divorce and separation is a very scary time. They most often do not understand why it's happening and tend to blame themselves. Children may feel lost or vulnerable during this time. To help them through this difficult period, a consistent on-going parenting relationship with both parents can give them the feeling of security they need while eliminating the need to escape – teens, for example may use drugs or alcohol to forget about the pain of the family breakup.
 
Children suffer the greatest loss!
Loss of their family, stability, security and the benefits of parenting and guidance that they deserve and long for, from both of their parents. Let us help you remain an active parent.
 

YET SINCE DECEMBER 1998 all parties in Parliament have done nothing to implement andy of these recommendations.

Canadians agree Fathers are important to children!

 

1998’s Special Joint Committee of the Senate and Commons on Child Custody and Access Report entitled For the Sake of the Children.

·      This committee, composed of members of both Houses of Parliament, held 55 hearings across the country, and heard testimony from over 500 Canadians, and received written submissions from many others. This Special Joint Committee reported to both Houses on December 9 and 10, 1998 it’s comprehensive report entitled For the Sake of the Children.

·      The Committee in its Report made 48 recommendations to Parliament. About the most significant recommendation for shared parenting, Committee member Senator Mabel DeWare on November 16, 1999 speaking to the Throne Speech of October 12, 1999, said, at page 161 Senate Debates:


“The most important recommendation involved changes which recognized both mothers and fathers must continue to have an important role in their children's lives. These recommendations focus on the concept of shared parenting, which involves joint decision-making, with time-sharing and residential arrangements to be worked out between the parents. With shared parenting, both father and mother continue to be active in the care and nurturing of their children.”

·      The two cornerstone recommendations of the Special Joint Committee’s Report, both on shared parenting, are Recommendations 5 and 6, being:

“Recommendation 5.This Committee recommends that the terms ‘custody and access’ no longer be used in the Divorce Act and instead that the meaning of both terms be incorporated and received in the new term ‘shared parenting’,  which shall be taken to include all the meanings, rights, obligations, and common-law and statutory interpretations embodied previously in the terms ‘custody and access’.”

“Recommendation 6.This Committee recommends that the Divorce Act be amended to repeal the definition of ‘custody’  and to add a definition of ‘shared parenting’  that reflects the meaning ascribed to that term by this Committee.”

·      Another pivotal recommendation of the Special Joint Committee’s Report, Recommendation 18, was on the need to correct the Federal Child Support Guidelines, being in part:

“Recommendation 18.Whereas the federal government is required by statute to review the Federal Child Support Guidelines within five years of their implementation, this Committee recommends that the Minister of Justice undertake as early as possible a comprehensive review of the Guidelines to reflect gender equality and the child's entitlement to financial support from both parents…”

The Committee’s Report was highly supported by the public and editorial comment in all media.  Public opinion surveys also expressed national support for the Committee’s perspective and approach to parenting after divorce. 

·      The Compas poll for Southam News published November 23, 1998 during the same time as the Special Joint Committee’s Report, found that:

·      89% of Canadians believe the stress of divorce is more severe now than a generation ago; and that 70% of men and women say that courts do not pay enough attention to the needs of children;

·      62% of men and women feel the courts pay too little attention to the needs of fathers; and that 80% of Canadians believe that the children of divorce must maintain on-going relationships with their non-custodial parents;

·      65% of Canadians feel it is a priority that the Government should protect rights of the children to relationships with their non-custodial parents, and that no custodial parent should be allowed to bar this access.

·      Angus-Reid Group opinion poll May 25, 1998 for the Globe and Mail said:

·       71% of Ontarians believe a women’s child support should be withheld if access is denied; and also that Ontarians are equally split as to whether, or not, jail terms are appropriate for access denial.

Many fathers feel that they are not treated equally or fairly during separation or divorce, especially when they wish to maintain their parenting relationship with their children. Sometimes their efforts to spend more time with their kids are pegged as suspect or as a means to reduce their child support obligation. The truth is that most fathers genuinely care about the health and welfare of their kids. More importantly, children miss spending time with their dads. Studies prove that consistent parenting time (access/visitation) greatly benefits children self-esteem especially during separation.      
 
For kids, divorce and separation is a very scary time. They most often do not understand why it's happening and tend to blame themselves. Children may feel lost or vulnerable during this time. To help them through this difficult period, a consistent on-going parenting relationship with both parents can give them the feeling of security they need while eliminating the need to escape – teens, for example may use drugs or alcohol to forget about the pain of the family breakup.
 
Children suffer the greatest loss!
Loss of their family, stability, security and the benefits of parenting and guidance that they deserve and long for, from both of their parents. Let us help you remain an active parent.
 

YET SINCE DECEMBER 1998 all parties in Parliament have done nothing to implement andy of these recommendations.

Meetings
 
FREE "Q and A" Support Group Meetings Attend our free weekly 'Q & A' Support Group Meetings in Toronto (Wednesdays 7-9pm) or our monthly 'Q & A' Support Group Meetings (Tuesdays 7-9pm) in Hamilton – Meeting Info
 
You'll meet other divorced dads who can share what has worked, and what has not worked both outside and inside Family Court during negotiations, mediation and at hearings.
 
Some of these fathers have no lawyer, because they have no funds to sustain the cost of hiring one - together as a group, we help each other become more educated, support each other through the tough times of separation and divorce, and in some instances fathers get together to either watch in Family Court, learning how it operates, or to support each other when they have a hearing before the Family Court.
 

On Mobile Phone?

CALL US!

 

 
FREE "Q and A" Support Group Meetings Attend our free weekly 'Q & A' Support Group Meetings in Toronto (Wednesdays 7-9pm) or our monthly 'Q & A' Support Group Meetings (Tuesdays 7-9pm) in Hamilton – Meeting Info
 
You'll meet other divorced dads who can share what has worked, and what has not worked both outside and inside Family Court during negotiations, mediation and at hearings.
 
Some of these fathers have no lawyer, because they have no funds to sustain the cost of hiring one - together as a group, we help each other become more educated, support each other through the tough times of separation and divorce, and in some instances fathers get together to either watch in Family Court, learning how it operates, or to support each other when they have a hearing before the Family Court.
 

On Mobile Phone?

CALL US!

 

**IMPORTANT NOTICE**

**ABOUT SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS** 

 
We do not offer legal advice at our support group meetings. Legal advice can only be obtained from a lawyer. We do not have a lawyer in attendance at our support group meetings. Our free support group meetings are chaired by a senior certified law clerk who is also a divorced father and an adult child of divorce. Our Support Group meetings are a place to share and exchange personal experience and knowledge about the process of separation and divorce. Discussions at our meetings are of a supportive nature so that fathers can gain a clearer understanding of separation/divorce from the perspective of fathers who have had success in Family Court. Meeting dates are subject to change.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE**

**ABOUT SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS** 

 
We do not offer legal advice at our support group meetings. Legal advice can only be obtained from a lawyer. We do not have a lawyer in attendance at our support group meetings. Our free support group meetings are chaired by a senior certified law clerk who is also a divorced father and an adult child of divorce. Our Support Group meetings are a place to share and exchange personal experience and knowledge about the process of separation and divorce. Discussions at our meetings are of a supportive nature so that fathers can gain a clearer understanding of separation/divorce from the perspective of fathers who have had success in Family Court. Meeting dates are subject to change.

DISCLAIMER

All information, documents, links, resources on this website and the information discussed at our Q&A support group meetings DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.  If you wish legal advice please consult with a lawyer. The information on this website is simply one possible starting point for your 'strategic consideration'.

DISCLAIMER

All information, documents, links, resources on this website and the information discussed at our Q&A support group meetings DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.  If you wish legal advice please consult with a lawyer. The information on this website is simply one possible starting point for your 'strategic consideration'.
Divorced Dad Daily Articles

The Difference In Reactions Between Men & Women Hitting Their Partners In Public-
One real problem in Domestic Violence is our refusal as a society to recognize that all violence is wrong and should be recognized as such. Hence I believe our curent discussion of domestic Violence is immature at best.
10/9/2014 4:37:29 PM

Super Dad Ad - That's What I Like To See!
Campaign does away with the bumbling dad - Tribal Worldwide Toronto ad has its fans, but not everyone loves #HowToDad.
7/27/2014 6:40:48 AM

Larry King: “You Don’t Divorce Your Children”
Larry King Talks about Divorce and the impact on kids.
7/22/2014 12:11:45 PM

Judge casts feuding Hamilton couple in ‘Breaking Bad Parents’
It's about time Judge's told it like it really is, and held parents to account. If only more Judges would let it be known that they ae looking for the mature parent...Great story here...we need to see more Judges do things like this that instruct parents that their lawyers encouraging them to fight is not the way to go.
7/17/2014 9:21:08 AM

The ANSWER for Divorced Dads looking to WIN in Family Court
There is no reason to be losing so badly when you are a divorced dad in Family Court... except that you don't have the right ideas, tools nor skills. BUT....IF… you can listen, follow a plan and are “coach-able”, we can DEFINITELY help you to improve the situation thi Sunday January 13th, 2008 on our teleseminar / webcast at DivorcedDadWeekly.com
1/11/2008 3:36:48 AM

Summary - “Divorce 101 - Step Four - Negotiation: Positioning For Peace”
Waging Peace is the # 1 Negotiation / Positioning tool, strategy, tactic and systematic approach we recommend for creating multiple win/win solutions when you are a divorced dad in Family Court, facing custody, access, child visitation and child support issues. Waging Peace means putting aside blame, anger, recrimination, fault finding, revenge and all other negative emotions and fully considering the implications of every choice you make and how it will affect your child of divorce.
10/22/2007 2:49:08 PM

Divorced Dads - FREE Teleseminar / Webcast Training Call Tonight October 22, 2007 at 7:30 PM EST
"DIVORCED DAD WEEKLY TELESEMINAR / WEBCAST TONIGHT!" Our regular weekly 70 minute teleseminars tonight Monday October 22nd, 2007 at 7:50 PM EST. Please join us on the call before it begins at 7:50 PM EST. TONIGHT'S CALL: Divorce 101 - Step 4: Negotiation: "Positioning for Peace..."
10/22/2007 2:42:29 PM

Divorced Dads - FREE Teleseminar / Webcast Training Call Tonight at 7:30 PM EST
"DIVORCED DAD WEEKLY TELESEMINAR / WEBCAST TONIGHT!" Our regular weekly 70 minute teleseminars tonight Monday October 15th, 2007 at 7:50 PM EST. Please join us on the call before it begins at 7:50 PM EST.
10/15/2007 12:59:42 PM

Divorced dads - FREE Teleseminar / Webcast Training Call Tonight at 7:30 PM EST
"DIVORCED DAD WEEKLY TELESEMINAR / WEBCAST TONIGHT!" Our regular weekly 70 minute teleseminars begin tonight Monday September 24th, 2007 at 7:30 PM EST. Please join us on the call before it begins at 7:50 PM EST.
9/24/2007 3:30:31 PM

FREE teleseminar for Divorced Dads launches Thursday December 21st, 2006
Please join our FREE 70- minute call at 5:30 PST/8:30 EST fo Divorced Dads on Thursday December 21st, 2006.
9/24/2007 1:52:10 PM

Divorced Dad Daily - The FRI Blog

Divorced Dad Daily (DDD) is the the main blog (parent) of FRI. It includes a category (child) entitled Fathers Resources.

9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

History of Fathers Resources International - Part one
History of Fathers Resources International, its activities and the autobiography of its founder, Danny Guspie. Part one - Prologue: The boy becomes the man: A childhood hero points the way and provides the inspiration.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Press Release Blog
We will be keeping the media and the public up to date on Fathers Resources International by publishing press releases and media reports here on the Press & Media Blog.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

'Virtual' Visits the future of Parenting Time
Virtual Parenting Time
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Joint custody could improve state's child support efforts

FOLLOW THE MONEY...

Good article here on child support enforcement being improved by having a joint custody presumption in Michigan:

Note the following - the industrialization of child support as an adjunct to "The Divorce Industry"

One thousand seven hundred employees now work full-time in Friend of the Court offices as referees, counselors, clerks, and support staff in all 83 Michigan counties. In addition, many employees of the criminal justice system devote a major portion of their workday to this last vestige of debtor's prison.

So it is no surprise that there was consternation in Lansing over a federal plan that cut nearly a quarter billion dollars in Michigan subsidies for child-support enforcement. But one state legislator, Rep. Leslie Mortimer, R-Horton, has introduced a bill that could reduce the need for devoting so many resources to child support enforcement.

The problem we see daily is the "Ghost figures" that Ontario uses for its claim that there is 3 Billion dollars in unpaid child support.

Hogwash - 2 Billion of it is nothing but the meter ticking on matters that never return to Court for a termination order because dad can't afford a lawyer to get his Court order changed. Then he faces licence suspensions and possible jail time.

In the Alberta case Henry and Henry which is currently before the Canada's Supreme Court, a dissenting Judge nailed it perfectly - If child support should automatically go up with an increase of income, fairness dictates the reverse should also happen - Child support should go down when income decreases.

But then what would everybody at Child Support Enforcement do for a real job?

9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Repeal the Bradley Amendment - The birth of Debtors Prison for Dads Worldwide
Repeal the Bradley Amendment - Where the Child Support money trail begins in North America and the creation of Debtor Prison for Fathers in The United States...
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Divorced Dad brings test case to publicize shared parenting deal
Divorced Dad brings test case to publicize shared parenting deal - Dad wants to set example to other former couples: Injunction bans him from revealing details of his parenting plan.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

History of Fathers Resources International - Part Two

History of Fathers Resources International - Part Two

By Danny Guspie

PROLOGUE: Part 2 -  The Apple does not fall far from the tree

“The Beatles: An Authorized Biography” by Hunter Davies spoke to me like no other book I’d ever read before. I was a well read kid at that point, having read everything I could get my hands on from the moment I could read which would be somewhere around age four when my mother taught me the alphabet with a set of plastic letters that had magnets and a board to move them around on…

The Book: A wondrous tale happy, sad and true (or at least so I believed at that age…) that I related to. Mainly because of John Lennon’s family history, there was something very familiar and haunting about it, despite many things that were not held in common between our respective families. It was his quintessential Rock n’ Roll vocal – he seemed like the real deal (at a time when my family seemed like a charade…). I could not only hear his pain, but I could feel it – it gave expression to my own.

So began a love affair of a different sort, one of a young boy who’d found a kindred spirit, who wanted to know why he’d been so deeply affected by this story. It was not to be the first or the last time John Lennon would profoundly shape my development and independence in the same way Elvis Presley did for Lennon at age 15…

Arguably, Lennon’s music and the Beatles were the most influential aspect of my young life, helping me to feel hope, happiness and providing a language to articulate express and begin creating my own identity during my family crisis and resulting divorce. I always knew my parents were troubled from age 1 onwards. But at age 9 I became extremely cognizant that the end of my family was nigh.

John gave me an outlet. A very healthy one. He taught me how to transform pain into art. Music has always been my greatest outlet to expression. But John taught me how to scream. Really scream in a Rock n’ Roll way - Once I heard his first solo album when I was 12. I began my own form of primal therapy. When I heard him sing “Mother” I finally felt I wasn’t the only one who felt the same pain over a family that had large problems.

I absorbed Rock n’ Roll totally. It gave me a reason to get up everyday. Even today Little Richard’s “Wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom…gets me “rockin’” I’m sure anyone who hears me play today, and who has heard my songs can easily see that John Lennon and Keith Richards made a huge and everlasting impression on me musically.

So I began playing drums and songwriting, and emulating John. Within 12 months my parents separated and ultimately divorced and I became a latch key kid, living with dad first then Mom, then on my own. So began my lifelong journey with divorce - But before I left home, I became a full fledged drop out. Spare was my favorite class in High School (with “high” being the operative word….)

At age 14 I was playing guitar, hooky on a daily basis, had done an enormous amount of drugs of all sorts and on weekends go to watch the film Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter” - 35 times to be exact at CineCity. I was also fanatical film watcher at the “Original 99 cent Roxy Theatre” long before the Rocky Horror Picture Show destroyed and closed that theatre down for good. It was a good place to hang and get high with minimal fuss and forget the mess my life was because of my own unhappiness with my family.

Next – Lost and Found

9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Shared parenting Bill in New York State
'Shared parenting' seen as custody solution Bills in New York would require courts to treat mom, dad equally
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Children so traumatized by their parents divorce, that they need psychiatric treatment
A record number of Ulster Ireland couples are splitting up - leaving children so traumatized they need psychiatric treatment - it emerged today. A family expert said she feared divorce levels here had reached epidemic proportions.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Child-support bill tied to revoked drivers' licenses fails in Utah
A child-support bill tied to drivers' licenses fails to pass the Senate in Utah - Associated Press: Utah Senators had concerns about revoking the driving privileges of those not paying child support because they weren't being allowed to see their children.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

MORE than 300,000 divorced dads will pay more relaistic child suport in Australia
Caring for a child for between 52 and 126 nights each year will reduce the amount owed by 24 per cent, while those with custody for more than 176 nights will cut their maintenance bills by half. The new formula also recognises for the first time that the cost of raising children increases as they get older.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Prime Minister Harper - Hockey Dad
The winds of political change for Divorced Dads in Canada begins at a hockey rinck on Otta...
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

"ISN'T CHILD SUPPORT FOR THE CHILD?" By Danny Guspie
Open letter from Danny Guspie to the Governments of Canada: "ISN'T CHILD SUPPORT FOR THE CHILD?" I was inspired to ask yet again for an accounting of where the increased tax revenue dollars go since the implementation of the Child Support Guidelines in 1997. Heidi and I met with the Department of Finance who could not give us these answers 9 years ago. Hopefully they've had time to do the books ;-)
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Adultery = No Spousal Support in South Carolina
No spousal support for adultery in South Carolina
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Love's grand - Divorce is a Hundred Grand ;-)
Yes, say two University of Virginia sociologists who found that married women are happiest with a sensitive guy who earns most of the family's money. Women are also willing to take on more housework if they feel their husbands pay attention to them, and they feel the arrangement is "fair," if not equal.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

The REAL problem with unilateral no-fault divorce
"The problem with unilateral no-fault divorce is that it hurts women by removing the incentive for the moneyed spouse (who is usually the husband) to make a settlement,"
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Divorced Dad in South Dakota takes MASSIVE ACTION
NORTH DAKOTA: Secretary of state OKs child custody initiative by Divorced Dad - He has until August to get nearly 13,000 signatures to get it on the ballot for a state-wide vote.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Divorced Dad and Actor Alec Baldwin writes book on Family Court

Actor Alec Baldwin is writing a book about child custody cases after enduring a heartbreaking custody battle for his daughter, Ireland. "The book is not necessarily a memoir about my own situation, because no matter what you do, no matter how difficult this process is, you've got to keep in mind the other party is still the co-parent of your child, so you've got to be careful there."

The day is soon coming where we will hit critical mass - Change will come about because even the famous, rich and powerful who have been burned so badly in Family Court will make it their life's work to make change possible.

I really like that he says: "...you've got to keep in mind the other party is still the co-parent of your child."

9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM

Divorced Dads Unite: "ISN'T CHILD SUPPORT FOR THE CHILD?" - Part two
TAKE ACTION - Children of Divorce should not be paying down the national debt.
9/24/2007 12:10:16 AM
Home   |   Services   |   Contact Us   |   Free Meetings   |   Free Resources   |   News