The Fathers for Equal Rights Mission Statement
The vision of Fathers for Equal Rights, Inc., Dallas, Texas, is that society will recognize the right of every child to have a healthy relationship with both parents, regardless of the status of their family structure.
The mission of Fathers for Equal Rights, Inc., is to promote equitable family laws and practices that will respect the rights and needs of all family members.
Fathers for Equal Rights Objective
The primary objective of Fathers for Equal Rights, Inc. is education. We provide education to parents to help them:
Become equal parents
Understand their parental rights and obtain fair and equal court judgments which assure that fathers and their children have a personal and legal relationship subsequent to divorce.
Be better parents
Provide a good, stable and responsible two-home atmosphere for their children
Organize activities in a two home environment
Provide methods of coping with stepchild/stepparent problems
Provide methods for natural parent/stepparent to cope with former spouse
Fathers for Equal Rights, Inc. strives to provide leadership and information to the general community through:
Advocating that children need two parents
Maintaining positive relationships with family courts personnel
Monitoring court proceedings
Analyzing the significance of local, national and international legislation and court decisions
Impacting appropriate legislation: local, state, national, and international
Providing information and networking through Internet and other media
Partnering with other community organizations
Countering negative stereotypes of men and fathers
Promoting rational gender equity throughout society
Advocating healthy marriages and family life.
Networking with other fathers and men?s organization nationwide and worldwide
Fathers for Equal Rights Legislative Goals
Fathers for Equal Rights, Inc. shall legislatively seek change to promote equity between parents and remove provisions that are not equal or are detrimental to the healthy development of the children subject to these laws, including the following:
A child?s right to a full, equal and positive relationship with both parents
A child?s right to support from both parents
A child?s right to be treated as an interested and affected person and not as a pawn of either parent or state.
A child?s right to an environment that will best guarantee his or her opportunity to grow and mature to a responsible citizen.
A child?s right to day-to-day love, care, discipline, and protection from both parents.
A child?s right to an education that is comparable to standards common to the community.
A child?s right to be recognized as an individual
Fair and equal sharing by parents of the costs of divorce or child custody proceedings
Fair and equal sharing by parents of their children?s support
Economic support of children based on each parents? ability to pay, while providing sufficient funds for the children?s needs, to be administered on behalf of the children
An accountability system in which a parent that receives child support must account to the Court and the parent providing support, how and where child support monies are spent
Requiring the courts to consider the cost of maintaining two homes for the child when setting support orders
Equal and fair standards on all issues that may affect the welfare of children, family law, and family law practices