Father’s Rights Organizations And Resources

National Parents Organization


National Parents Organization, a 501 (c)(3), improves the lives of children and strengthens society by protecting every child’s right to the love and care of both parents after separation or divorce. We seek better lives for children through family court reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers.

National Parents Organization’s goal is to make shared parenting the norm by reforming the family courts and laws in every state.



DadsDivorce.com was founded by Joseph E. Cordell, of Cordell & Cordell, for the purpose of informing fathers about their rights during divorce litigation, while providing them with concrete, practical resources to achieve the best results in the courtroom.

DadsDivorce.com came to fruition when Joseph Cordell realized that about 98 percent of his clients were men. He saw the need to level the playing field and provide an attorney service that focuses on the men’s side of the divorce. The unique perspective from the male side allows clients to feel comfortable that their point of view is implicitly and accurately represented in court.

It’s become common practice during the litigation process of a divorce that the man takes the brunt of financial and property responsibility while losing vital custody battles. This isn’t necessarily because the father deserves it; instead the man just doesn’t have the right representation. Cordell & Cordell has years of experience defending fathers across the country and helping them get a fair shake in the divorce process. We at DadsDivorce.com, a service of Cordell & Cordell P.C., are committed to providing divorced fathers the tools and resources they need to survive the divorce process and continue living enriching lives.

The American Coalition for Fathers and Children


ACFC was founded in 1996 and is commonly referred to as America’s Shared Parenting organization.  Over the past 15 years we have been working to assure children maintain full relationships with both their parents in the event of divorce or in cases of unmarried parentage.

We have spent years getting ‘the other side’ of the story into the public.  In conjunction with our network of affiliated organizations we have launched numerous campaigns and efforts to improve the processes affecting the lives of parents and children, particularly those not living in intact environments.

Currently, nearly 40% of our nation’s children will spend part of their childhood without one of their biological parents residing in the home on a day-to-day basis.  While there are numerous reasons which explain this phenomenon, research tells us that outcomes for children are decidely worse when only one parent is present.

Most of the time the missing parent is the Father.  Through various influences over the past forty years society has been conditioned to see father absence as a consequence of fathers abandoning their families.  As the old adage goes: ‘Nothing could be further from the truth.’  Of course there are men who have abandoned their families, however that stereotype is far from reflective of the case for most men.  Given half a chance most fathers who are separated from their children want nothing more than to be with them.

Research shows our Family Court system presently operates in manner at odds with what is truly in the best interest of our children.  As you read through this website you will find many resources.  We invite you to join with us as we work to assure a future where children have both parents fully engaged in their lives.

The Children’s Rights Council


The Children’s Rights Council’s (CRC) main goal is to ensure that children have the active involvement of both parents in their lives, regardless of the parents’ marital status. CRC accomplishes this through advocacy and operating access centers in 12 states.

CRC works for all children and parents. This is why we advocate amending our national social policy and state statutes to reflect sensitive family and child custody laws. One way we have made important change is working with the courts to offer Safe Haven Access Centers. Instead of one parent and the “winner takes all” doctrine of the past, we believe in “shared parenting” that offers proper access and visitation to both parents; even if that access must be supervised. In situations where parents have a history of high conflict, CRC can still arrange for free, neutral drop-off and pick-up programs or offer convenient and continuous supervised access (visitation) time.


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