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Custody Dispute Goes Viral After Judge's Decision

Alaina Giordiano's case on Twitter. DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - When Alaina Giordano's story of losing custody of her two children because of breast cancer went viral online, it seemed like a callous injustice. Blogs and social networking...When Alaina Giordano's story of losing custody of her two children because of breast cancer went viral online, blogs and social networking sites rallied to her cause, and soon she had a law firm willing to appeal the judge's decision.

NFL's Antonio Cromartie Has 9 Kids With 8 Women

Antonio Cromartie and wife Terricka Cromartie, with whom he has a daughter. Credit: Michael Loccisano, Getty Images New York Jets' cornerback Antonio Cromartie appeared on TV this summer in "Hard Knocks," the HBO series following the...Antonio Cromartie is a player both on and off the field.

Should a Divorced Parent Be Able to Veto Home Schooling?

Can a divorced parent say no to the other parent home schooling their child? Credit: Getty Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is not entirely human. She is a (dramatic pause) sorcerer. This is a bad thing. Women are not...Hillary Clinton a sorcerer? Dad concerned about what his home-schooled daughter is learning.

Dad in Egyptian Custody Case: 'My Children Today Were Not My Children'

PRODUCTION PLAYER! DO NOT DELETE. Colin Bower has fought tirelessly for the right to see his two sons ever since his ex-wife allegedly kidnapped them and took them back to her home country of Egypt more than a year ago. But a...Colin Bower has fought tirelessly for the right to see his two sons ever since his ex-wife allegedly kidnapped them and took them back to her home country of Egypt more than a year ago. But a reunion there this week between the father and his boys was more heartbreaking than joyful.

Texas Woman's Ex-Spouse, Son Emerge After 17 Years

HOUSTON (AP) - A Dallas-area woman's ex-husband who fled in 1993 with their toddler has surrendered in Houston with the couple's now-20-year-old son. An attorney for Stephen Palacios Jr. of Waco contacted federal authorities Thursday so his...A Dallas-area woman's ex-husband who fled in 1993 with their toddler has surrendered in Houston with the couple's now-20-year-old son.

Mom Gets Jail Time for Berating Ex-Husband to Kids

In addition to alienating your kids and making you look petty, here's another consequence of bad mouthing your ex: Jail. Lauren Lippe, a 47-year-old mother of two, was sentenced to jail for violating her custody agreement with her ex-husband,...

Facebook Reunites Mom With Kidnapped Kids

A California mom who says her children were kidnapped by their father more than 15 years ago has been reunited with her son and daughter after she searched for them on Facebook. Police say Faustino Utrera disappeared from San Bernadino,...

Opinion: Rather Than Legislate a Parenting Choice, Grin and 'Bare' It

Are your parenting choices a crime? Trying to legislate lifestyle decisions is a slippery slope. Credit: alancleaver 2000, Flickr
An Arizona couple locked in a custody battle over their two sons is prompting a debate about whether or not...

Opinion: Sorry, Jon - Kate Gosselin Is Not an Absentee Mom

Jon Gosselin is claiming his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, is an absentee parent because she's out working to support her family. Credit: Ray Tamarra, Getty Images
Jon Gosselin, formerly known as one-half of TLC's reality series "Jon and Kate Plus...

Father Could Face Jail Time For Bringing Daughter To Church

Joseph Reyes could face jail time for bringing his daughter to church. Sound strange? The reason for the possible visit to the pokey: By bringing the 3-year-old girl to a Catholic church, Reyes violated an order from Chicago family court that...

Lesbian Custody Case Controversy

Lisa Miller answers questions about her custody battle during a news conference following arguments for her case before the court at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., on April 17, 2008. Credit: Lisa Billings, AP
A Vermont judge recently ordered...

Teen Daughters Won't Visit After Remarriage

Dear AdviceMama, My husband and I (second marriage for both) have two teenage children that live with us, and we each have a daughter that lives with their other parent. The teenaged girls that don't live with us have not visited or communicated...

'The Kids Are All Right' Sibling Authors Say Being Separated Was Worse Than Parents' Death

What's quickly apparent about the four Welch siblings in their powerful new memoir, "The Kids Are All Right," is that these are "kids" in age only. Ages 4 to 16 when their father died in a car crash, Amanda, Liz, Dan and Diana Welch...

Japan Tough on Divorced Fathers

Japanese kids whose parents divorce end up with Mom 90 percent of the time, leaving Dad out of the picture. Credit: makistar, Flickr
Christopher Savoie's ex-wife defied their American custody agreement and fled with their two children to...

Judge Tells Mom: Punish Kids For Skipping Visits With Dad

Australian kids who want to skip visits with dad may find themselves without video games, television or other favorite pastimes. A judge has ordered a mother to deny her children privileges until they comply with a court order requiring them to...

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