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Organizations That Advocate Fathers Rights and Shared Parenting

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There are many organizations around the country that focus on supporting and maintaining fathers rights, both in family courts and through legislative action. Below is an annotated, alphabetical list of organizations that advocate fathers rights and shared parenting. To add a legitimate fathers rights organization to this list, please E-mail the Guide.

Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents' Rights
The ANCPR is a non-profit organization that helps non-custodial parents prepare for, and protect their rights in, family court. Specifically, The ANCPR helps non-custodial parents with the issues of child support, visitation and child custody.

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American Coalition for Fathers and Children
The ACFC is a non-profit organization in support of shared parenting. The ACFC works closely with pro-family and civil liberties groups throughout the country in an effort to promote equal rights for both parents in the courts and in family law legislation. They also work to raise public awareness regarding children's need for both parents.

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Children's Rights Council
The CRC is an organization that supports the active involvement of both parents in a child's life. The CRC serves in the interest of children, promoting shared parenting, education, mediation, and a tri-fold support network made up of financial, emotional, and physical support.

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Children's Rights Initiative for Sharing Parents Equally
The Children's Rights Initiative for Sharing Parents Equally, also known as CRISPE, is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that all children have equal access to both parents during and after a divorce or separation.

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Dad's Divorce
This web site is dedicated to educating fathers on the issues of divorce, child custody, and child support. Includes a free, regular podcast with Attorney Joseph Cordell.

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Divorced Fathers Network
The Divorced Fathers Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families during and after the divorce process.

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Fathers and Families
Originally called the "Foundation for Fathers and Families, Inc.," Fathers and Families is a non-profit organization that advocates for children's right to love and be cared for by both parents. Fathers and Families encourages shared parenting and works to protect equal rights - as well as equal responsibilities - of both parents in raising their children.

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The Fatherhood Coalition
Originally called the Coalition for the Preservation of Fatherhood (or CPF), the Fatherhood Coalition is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization works to end discrimination against unwed and divorced fathers and promote shared parenting.

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Please make note that I, Jessica Lynn Hepner the creator of What Every Parent Should Know, is not giving legal advice. I am not a lawyer. I am giving you knowledge via first hand experiences.

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