Divorced Father's Rights

GUESTS: Jeffrey Leving/Author, Father's Rights (Basic Books) President, National Institute for Fathers and Families, Inc. Last week on Talk of the Nation host Ray Suarez spoke to Representatives Henry Hyde and Lynn Woolsey, co-sponsors of a controversial new bill which would federalize child support payments. Studies show that less than 20 percent of owed child support is actually paid. And in most cases, it is the father who is delinquent. But some fathers' rights advocates argue that the legislation only camouflages the larger societal biases involved in creating so-called deadbeat dads. A look at the child support system through the eyes of divorced dads.



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