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I am glad you took a few minutes to read my KENTUCKIANS FOR CUSTODY EQUALITY HOME PAGE. If you have info re: a KY fathers' rights group, e-mail me immediately at kydad@usa.net. Have a nice day !

Mary Harless - 12/15/00 08:33:41
My Email:grandmary41101@yahoo.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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Dear Southern Baptist Granny, I finished a note to you just a few moments ago before I clicked on to (Let me introduce myself),after reading your intro, the flood gates opened. I'm a Southern Baptist Granny too, and a member of the GONE TO PIECES QUILTING GUILD in Ashland Kentucky, I'm working on my first quilt. I teach the third and forth grade Sunday school class at Russell First Baptist and I just love it. I will be using your (Long ago, while gazing up into a star filled sky). Thank you for caring about the rest of us out here. Love and Prayers, Grandmary

Mary Harless - 12/15/00 07:51:51
My Email:grandmary41101@yahoo.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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Dear Friend, I'm the paternal grandmother of a beautiful five year old girl. She was the product of a highschool romance between my then 17 yr. old son and his 15 yr. old girlfriend. It has been a tumultuous 5 years. My son broke off the relationship with the mother when the baby was 3 months old because of the mothers mood swings, which at that point she decided that if he didn't want a relationship with her there would be none with his daughter. After a month of not seeing his child, his daddy and myself ask him if he wanted to do something about it and he said most definitly, so we did, but the process was not an eazy one. The county we live in wasn't really sure how to handle it, but eventually they sent us to the Child Support and Services Lawyer. My s n spent just enough time with this lawyer to get his child support payment plan worked out. A date was set for a hearing and things seemed to be going preety well at that point, I THOUGHT. The day of the hearing my son arrived at the courthouse expecting o be treated as an equal. He found out that there was nothing further from the truth. When the time came in the proceeding to dole out time with his child, the judge looked at my son and ask if saturday from 10:00 to 3:00 was good for him? I was setting b hind him but even at that angle I could see the shock by his body language as he anserwed no. Then the judge said how about tuesdays from 10:00 to 3:00 also? He said ok. As my grand-daughters mother and her parents left the court room they looked over at y son and myself and laughed. We were broken hearted. Our daughter-grand-daughter had been with us at least half the time for the first three months of her life and now my son was going to be a small-part time parent because he was born a male. Once the ourts established who the boss was the mother decided we could have her all we wanted. I've been a stay at home grandmother for five years taking care of my grand-daughter while her mother and daddy work. My son called me every day before leaving his job o see if his daughter was with us because we've never been on any kind of schedule because the mother has wanted me home ready to care for my grand-daughter whenever she chose to bring her. I know that seems hard to believe but that is how my son, myself nd my husband have lived. During these most precious years we've had with our child and grandchild the problems with her mother have been ongoing. She's called all the shots and my son has let her and so have I for fear of losing the child again. My son h s been to his lawyer numerous times with reports of mental abuse of his daughter by her mother to no avail. My son's lawyer and other knowlegable people who know how the courts work against fathers have advised him to do nothing. My grand-daughter started school this fall and around the same time my son found a lovely women he believes is his soul mate, this turn of events has caused the mother to with-hold the child again and we are in agony. My sons lawyer was contacted and he has started the ball rollin to try to get sole custody or shared time custody. The mother is becoming desperate and I'm frightened what she might make up because she has made up stories many times before if we slip up and fall out of line, thats been another way she has overpowere us in the past. I don't know if you have any good advise for me but if you do I would love to hear from you. Say a prayer for us and we will do the same for you. A concerned Grandmother p.s. My son is a loving gentle soul in whom I have much espect. DADS RULE!

Mike Hicks - 11/21/00 05:18:49
My Email:mjbkrio@aol.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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Finding this page has given me new hope! I have been divorced for 3 yrs and have had no luck getting cooperation from my ex in letting me share the parenting of our 3 boys. I greive daily because my oldest (who is 12 yrs old)cries on Sunday nights because he has to go back to his mother not because he doesnt love her but he desires more time with me ,he wants to live with me but I am not sure I can pull it off in Boone cnty,and she is very vindictive and deceptive. I have tried to get the courts to do something about her telling the children that Daddy hates them but they just say dont do that and charge me court cost....The last time we went to court I wanted them to come to my house instead of daycare and the judge said that since they were used to it (daycare that is)she would not change it. IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO WIN IN BOONE CNTY LET ME KNOW!!!!!!! good luck to all

Ed Crowley - 11/13/00 16:19:08
My Email:Lexmerlin@earthlink.net
What State ?: Kentucky

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I am very happy to have found this resource. As a father undergoing a custody battle (for two years now and still counting), it's nice to find support out there. Please feel free to contact me if I may in any way support the group. Regards, Ed Crowley 859-223-2321

DENNIS - 11/01/00 05:05:58
My Email:JAKE44BIGDOG@AOL
What State ?: KY.

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I HOPE THIS CAN HELP ME DEAL WITH MY SON .I ONLY WANT HIM TO BE IN A GOOD ENVIROMENT AND BE ABLE ENJOY HIS CHILDHOOD.ITS IN GODS HANDS NOW.

amanda boone - 10/18/00 19:15:12
My Email:fast110489@aol.com
What State ?: kentucky

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I think it is unfair for fathers to pay back child support when the mother lies to the father for 3 years about who is the childs real father. That is our situation we owe $15,000 because my husband was told his son was really his ex's husband. It was ev n decided in court that his ex is the one to blame for the situation because she wouldn't even cooperate with the state for 2 years. Now we are fighting for visitation rights and by the time we finally get "scheduldized visitation" it will have been one ear in the system. We love this child so much and he still can't even know who is real father is. And because the mother has a right for back child support she gets $407 a month in child support, $50 a month for back support and now she wants our tax re und. Not to mention we are paying out $300 a month in attorney fees. My husband would have supported his child had she not consistantly denied him. Now my children, me, and my husband are paying the price for her bad choices. Not to mention their son b cause he believes his step-father is his father.

john c. bobzien - 10/17/00 04:50:01
My Email:jcb4@fuse.net
What State ?: ky

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sorry you can't help me now i've already lost my son the courts judges and lawyers seen to that hopefully things will change in the future

wise1971 - 10/15/00 13:02:58
My Email:wise1971.com
What State ?: KY

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This is a good site to help us father's gain our rights, I have joint custody but my ex's attorney had a court date set up that i didn't know about so the commissioner gave her residentual custody which was wrong so now im fighting to gain my right's agai . Especially when the sheriff gets involved because her family contributes to his campaige. the state needs to set a limit on how many times you can go to court over custody

tony keys - 09/20/00 00:35:05
My Email:tdkoch@aol.com
What State ?: kentucky

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there has been new legislation passed in July2000 on custody eqality my attorney and friend is doing research to find out what the law states. if you can find the imformation before I do it could probably help many fathers.

Nancy Pedigo - 08/01/00 03:30:09
My Email:niteandgale@aol.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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My son is 28 years old and is a wonderful father, fathers should have equal parenting privileges, yes, privileges, in raising his son. The father's image has changed greatly over the past ten years, it is past time for the state of Kentucky and other sta es as well to recognize this.

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LaDonna Hall - 06/21/00 17:32:21
My Email:Byweelzigo@aol.com
What State ?: KY

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I'm so pleased to have found this sight. I knew there had to be help out there somewhere!!! We've only just begun to look for other sources of help to get more time for a father that feels 8 days a month is not equal custody!!

Tim Evans - 06/08/00 08:42:16
My Email:tevans_3@excite.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I've been looking now for over the past 6 mts. were I could eithier find a support group or just get some good advice on how to deal with being a single father of two little boys... but not the primary adult in thier lives at this time. I hope by maube st rting to reach out and also use the internet as a source of research I may be able to finally get some answers to some of the questions I've long to be answered. Thanks for the site and keep up the good work......

Amy Cubert - 06/03/00 23:22:21
My Email:Qbeth68@aol.com
What State ?: Ky

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My husband is still fighting for his daughter after 5 years in the court system. We were awarded sole custody in the wrong jurisdiction because the mom had moved for the 13th time outside of the county and was served there. We are getting ready to go bac July 10th 2000. It has taken us 2 1/2 years to get her back in court. The difference this time is we have a kick ass attorney and she has drug and arrest charges as well as neglect charges against her. Her view on this? She has had her since birth and shouldn't give her up. Not that her daddy can't take care of the child, the daddy is unfit just that she has had possession of her since birth. I pray we have the same outcome that we did in the other jurisdiction. Our t's are crossed and our i's are dot ed. We have had custody evaluations in our favor, home visits in our favor and the obvious visual difference of us to her. Astounding. Please pray for us and my step daughter. She deserves a good life and a chance for a positive future as an adult. "IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO WALK IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS, WATCH WHERE YOU WALK"

Tamika - 06/01/00 20:50:03
My Email:mikaboo99@yahoo.com
What State ?: new jersey

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i have a question. my grandmother was my guardian because my father couldnt take care of me at the time. my mother died. then nov. 99 my grandmother died. so therefore i was left alone. i am 17 witha 4 month old child. i was moved to new jersey under my a nt care. but my father can take care of me now. there was no papers signed on his behalf saying for me to move up here. the school year is over in 2 weeks. i want to move back in the summer. can my aunt hold me against my will? please help me!!

Jennifer - 05/31/00 15:48:10
My Email:MetzkerG@aol.com
What State ?: N.C.

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To the people in Kentucky, My husband had a relationship with a woman who lives in your state, about 11yrs ago. We found out last year that he had a 10yr old daughter from this woman. He now owes her $10,500.00 to her. They have already put him in jail, claimed that he was a fugiti e, and raised his child support. He has yet to see his daughter. He fought the court to have a paternity test done,last year, they sent him 8hrs away to take the test in a mobile lab. When we found out for sure that this was his child, he started paying t e child support. When we tried to get ahead with our payments, they(child support office) claimed that he had not paid it and enforced a warrent that had been issued a year earlier. My husband was arrested in front of our two children. When my husband was in jail, this woman in Ky., called the jail and told the deputy, "I'm not trying to get him in trouble." The day after I bailed my husband out of jail, he got a call from his daughter. they talk back and forth on the phone about 10 times and now this woma has changed her phone number and unlisted it. My husband is a good man, works hard,and is a good father. This is breaking him, emotially. We need help. This woman has 7 children from 7 different men,and has been on welfare for about 25yrs. She knows the ystem, and we don't. We do have a lawyer, but he doesn't seem to be aggressive enough. Our only wish is that this little girl can know and see that there is something better out there. Thank you for listing, and if you can offer any advice, please e-mail s. Our case is in Bowling Green, Ky. Jennifer

Yvonne - 05/28/00 23:01:06
My Email:ygros64164@aol.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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The trend of child custody has certainly changed. I am a mother who lost custody of my son 2 1/2 yrs ago to a SNAKE father. It seems that the court was not concerned w/ the welfare of my child as it is my belief MONEY (who paid out more) was deciding factor. I was warned by a judge that I was not allowed to represent myself when trying regain custody of my son. Thinking of me? Hardly!!! I admit I do not possess the education of an attorney and know the law. What do I know? I know when a parent has been SCAMMED and when the court system has let down a parent and child. No wonder this world keeps going to HELL!!!!

Ken - 05/16/00 12:55:14
My Email:kbgerrans@aol.com
What State ?: Illinois

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You have a judge in Kentucky named Keith Myers. He is in the far western part of the state--Ballard County, perhaps. He engaged in an extramarital affair with my then-wife--a Kentucky native. He now advises her in our custody battle. Allegations of physic l abuse, child sexual abuse, stalking and harassment have clouded the issue to this point. Fortunately, 50,000 in legal fees later, I am now done defending myself and hope the judge in our jurisdiction sees first, that I am and always have been a great fa her to my children. Second, that a mother capable of making such horrible, unfound allegations (on the advice of counsel) is NOT a fit mother.

john r. ingram - 04/09/00 17:03:08
My Email:tazgram55@aol.com
What State ?: kentucky

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Tony Dorris - 03/30/00 00:22:36
My Email:joedor@logantele.com
What State ?: Ky

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I am just now starting my divorce. I have been both a mother and father to my children due to my spouse's lack of maternal instinct. I want my children to live with me because I feel that it would be in their best interest. I feel as if I'm fighting an uphill battle, but I'm going to win!! I love my children too much to throw in the towel because Kentucky hasn't imbraced the need for equality toward father's and the best interest of the children.

Christina Allen - 03/14/00 17:24:24
My Email:chhall-johnson@Johnson.k12.ky.us
What State ?: Kentucky

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I am a divorced mother who tries very hard to keep a good relationship with my ex-spouse for the sake of our daughter. I am very liberal with his visitation because it is so important for her to have her father in her life. I feel it is very important f r fathers to have rights, too. I found this website and applaud those of you who have worked so hard to make a difference.

Eric Payne - 03/06/00 05:02:40
My Email:a_kayaker@hotmail.com
What State ?: KY

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Hello, I am looking for any information having to do with custody support groups that reside here in Louisville KY. I am a father that it currently involved in a custody battle. I would love to have some real advice by people that have "been there". Thx for your help, Eric

JOHNNY ANDERSON - 02/15/00 00:32:03
My Email:johnny@logantele.com
What State ?: ky

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I AM A DIVORCED SUPPORTING FATHER IN RUSSELLVILLE KY. THE MOST BACKWORD PLACE ON EARTH.FULL OF HOME TOWN LAWS AND WHERE A FATHER DOES NOT STAND A CHANCE. I SEEM TO BE NOTHING BUT A PAY CHECK TO THE COURT SYSTEM AND THERE IS NOTHUNG EQUAL HERE. I HAVE JOINT CUSTODY, NOW THAT IS A JOKE. I HAVE NO SAY WHATS EVER IN ANYTHING. EX SPORTS,SCHOOLS ,RELIGION,HEALTH CARE,DENTIAL NOTHING!!!! I FIND OUT ABOUT THINGS WHEN I RECIEVE A BILL! ARE THERE ANY LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS? HELP!

thomas m. silas - 02/11/00 02:18:51
My Email:TMSILAS@AOL.COM
What State ?: KY.

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LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR MEETING.

Dennis O'Neal - 01/28/00 16:54:46
My Email:doneal53@aol.com
What State ?: KY

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Anthony Nicastro - 01/21/00 20:02:34
My Email:antbecka1@aol.com
What State ?: Delaware

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Hi, I'm trying to find out more about the laws in Kentucky, because I have a 13 yr. old son who lives there with his mother. I have only been permitted to visit with him 3 times and now she has refused to cooperate at all. I have a wife and 3 little boys in DE and I'm wondering how much this fight is going to take. A very frustrated father. Anthony

Elmer L eroy Free - 12/11/99 21:42:11
My Email:fashby@LOGANTELE.COM
What State ?: Ky.

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I was recently denied the judicial process while at a hearing on Oct.29. My attorney informed me that at this hearing, that this was a small hearing and because no counter affadavits were filed by my ex wife, that there would be little to no testimony akentaken.

Elmer Leroy Free - 12/11/99 21:00:01
What State ?: Ky.

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I recently had a Judge throw out my change of custody motion, although my lawyer told me I had a very good case. I was refused the right to even be heard. How the Judge could decide before he even heard the facts is a mystery to me. This is the life of a ive yr. old child.

William Small - 12/09/99 04:30:01
My Email:supermanwgs@yahoo.com
What State ?: Ky.

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Mine is a success story. In 1998, I won the custody battle for my children. at the time they were 5,7,&9 years old. g,g, boy. respectively. I lost them in 1997 during a divorce. and to keep my comments simple, during the time that they were away from me, I grieved for them, because the things they had to endure were terrible. The time was'nt right to fight for them then though. the case was u winable.but what a difference a year, and some detailed planning makes! at this time,there still is'nt custody equality in Kentucky,"but the times they are a changin"! God bless!

Nick Spiegl - 11/13/99 15:28:29
My Email:vanveck@aol.com
What State ?: KY

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Hi to all. I am a member of FORCE, Fathers On Righrs for Custody Equality, the KY non-profit org started by a grandmother from Lebanon, KY in Marion County in November of 1996. We have evolved since that time. All of the groups that are today working t educate the public and petition our legislators to change the system have to band together at this time, as we head into the next legislative session which begins in Frankfort on the first Monday in January. Please go to paceky@egroups.com or to http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/kynoncustodialparents to find information about what is going on in KY in the political arena. Folks, we all have our cross to bear, but the opportunity to change the laws happens once every two years and the time is now! Last Tuesday, I attended a public meeting of the Child Support Guidelines Review Commission in Frankfort. At that meeting, Tom Mercer, Commission member and General Counsel for the Cabinet for Families and Children said "Joint Custody Stinks." Shortly, calls will be made for Mr. Mercer to publicly apologize to those parents and their attorneys who either stipulate or fight for j int custody, or resign. His comments were unacceptable and should they have pertained to a topic such as gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. there would be an outcry from statewide newspapers and leaders calling for his immediate ouster over such blatant disregard. BUT, Mr. Mercer's remarks are to be expected, because, he was not speaking as someone who is concerned with the best interests of a child, but in doing the pragmatic and expedient political activity of a bureaucratic lawyer. Sham on him! In his testimony before the Special Task Force on Parenting and Child Custody, Dr. Ed Gross,MD, then President of FORCE had this to say about joint custody: "Dr. Gross thanked Co-Chair Jordan for giving him the opportunity to speak. He said that the children were the individuals who mattered in child custody disputes. Children should have access to the care and comfort of both parents following divorce. So th re are two issues. One is children's rights. The other is equality between men and women following divorce. As much as possible, he would like to eliminate the adversarial nature of child custody disputes. As fault based divorce was ended, so fault based hild custody should end. He does not favor a fifty-fifty split between the mother and father in custody matters. He does favor a rebuttable presumption in favor of joint custody which permits judges to decide on a case by case basis." ... Dr. Gross then identified the various bil drafts in his written materials. The first created a rebuttable presumption in favor of joint custody. Three bill drafts dealt with enforcement of visitation".... As you can see, FORCE has been striving to make a rebuttable presumption of Joint Custody part of KY law, yet there are KY bureaucrats like Tom Mercer who could care less about joint custody or Kentucky's children. Thanks to you, Kentuckians for Custody Equality for hosting this web page. The next Board Meeting of FORCE will be held in Elizabethtown, KY on Wednesday night, November 17, 1999 @ 6:00 Eastern Time at Denny's Restaurant at Exit 94 on I-65. We need you here. Get Involved. Now is the Time. Please visit the links above! Thanks Nick Spiegl

Michael Flickinger - 11/11/99 19:21:18
What State ?: KY

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Please!!! send me any information you have to 103 Armour Ln. Radcliff, KY 40160

robert - 10/26/99 03:07:39
My Email:Celia3747
What State ?: Kentucky

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I get my son every weekend and when I take him back on Sundays he is so scared to give me a kiss or hug bye when his mother or step dad is near and I asked him why and he said they told him not to because they didnt like me and they would get him if he di . They tell him not to call me daddy around or infront of them what can I do about this problem this is just one of many.

Tony Meehl/Father's Life - 10/24/99 23:59:45
My Email:fatherslife@netscape.net
What State ?: Pa.

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It's nice to see a web site that does not just put the other side down, or blame them . Custody (no matter who has it)is something to to not take lightly. It's the best interest of the children that is important!

Sheldon Compton - 10/15/99 17:22:36
What State ?: Kentucky

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The law should work to support the health and well-being of the child. The parent's benefit should always be considered second, no matter who they are or what the case may be.

Ollie - 10/13/99 19:54:26
My Email:cdpuckett@meginc.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I am a mother and grandmother. Both of my sons have been hit with divorce. Neither wanted it. Both have children and both want their children. Both ex-wives were involved with other men. One from where she worked and the other where she cleaned. One was with a married man. One of them ran up astronomical charges on charge card (paying for hotels)and wants to have her fun and freedom knowing that it is hurting my grandchildren and my son, as well as the rest of our family. They were married 15 years 5 of which he was trying to make things work and she was doing everything she could to not make it work. The other one just simply said he didn't spend enough time with her. She has also voiced regret. One settled reasonably except she moved his daught r 8 hours away from him and cuts him NO slack as to what she asks him to spend. Divorce is a sad thing. I am very much in support of change in the system to reflect a more equal settlement regarding visitation, child support and custody. If there is any hing I can do to help with this site, let me know. Sincerely, Ollie Puckett Winchester, KY

Wm. David MEador - 10/05/99 00:26:34
My Email:david@ivprog.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I am also in a custody battle. This is the toughest thing I have ever attempted to do. My boys have been abused, neglected physically metally and medically.

Shawn R. Howell, Sr. - 09/12/99 21:07:24
My Email:TexsChoice@aol.com
What State ?: Louisville, Kentucky

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I have recently recieved one of the brochures on F.O.R.C.E. and there are some serious items of dicussion for me. I would appriciate it, if someone could contact me on starting a chapter in Jefferson County, City of Louisville, in Kentucky. And I would also like to help (join?) in to help those other Fathers' children.

niki mullins - 09/12/99 16:28:49
My Email:TEXSWMN @ AOL.COM
What State ?: KENTUCKY

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MY HUSBAND & I ARE FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE WITH THE MOTHER OF HIS TWO WONDERFUL BOYS 4 & 6. WE HAVE TRIED TO BE NICE AND NOW THAT THE CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL THE TEACHERS SEE WHAT KIND OF EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS THEY HAVE LIVING WITH THEIR MOTHER WE ARE WANTING TO GET INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO TRY TO GET PRIMARY RESIDENCY OF THE TWO CHILDREN. WE LOVE THEM SO MUCH, THAT WE ARE WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO SHOW THEM WHAT LOVE, KINDNESS AND FAMILY IS REALLY ABOUT. THIS PAGE HAS GIVEN US RESOU CES TO BEGIN THIS BATTLE. WITH GOD'S HELP! THANK YOU FOR YOUR WEBPAGE.

MARC DAVIS - 08/11/99 00:00:54
My Email:MSDTAZ@JUNO.COM
What State ?: KY

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GREAT PAGE OF ENCOURGEMENT. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OR FIND A LIST OF ATTORNEYS THAT SUPPORT THE FACT THAT FATHERS ARE IMPORTANT. THANK YOU

W.G.S. - 07/13/99 23:55:56
My Email:supermanwgs@yahoo.com
What State ?: Eastern Ky.

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The help of God almighty must be paramount in a fathers quest to attain custodianship of his children. but a close second is the choice of an effective LAWYER! believe me, this is of the utmost importance! mine is a sucess story of great proportion. I won custody of my three children, the eldest being 9 years old! a father winning custody of three babies in Ky.takes moving heaven & earth, but it is "do-able". briefly,(I have to pick mine up from VBS in a few minutes) even before you are ready to go to cour , you MUST keep a journal of the mother's transgressions. you Must have an army of witnesses to testify for you, ( and against her,if the children's situation is bad.)research past cases, and don't make the same mistakes the losing fathers made, and verca vica,do the things the winning fathers did. don't let anyone tell you the children can't be interviewed by the judge as to their preference, THEY CAN! if you've read this far & are still intrested & need some help,please E-mail me, I will respond ASAP,I a busy bathing babies and doing laundry, and I can think of nothing I would rather be doing!!!!!!!!

- 07/13/99 22:38:36

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smith - 06/14/99 19:16:45
My Email:blacksheepbopeep35@yahoo.com
What State ?: ky

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Iwould like to know if anyone has ever been denied a,d n a test? I have and it i8s not right. BUT when you don`t have money for an attorney you get ----. they the wonderful state of ky, assume ytou are the father and take your money via-garnishment,THEY k ow they have a "SUGAR DADDY" DOES anyone know if there is a time limit on filing? WILL THE STATE OF KY allow me a paternity test? how DO I GO ABOUT IT? HELP!!!

Mr. Calvin F. Covey - 05/15/99 03:05:58
What State ?: N.Kentucky

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Rob Bennett - 05/06/99 14:06:58
My Email:RJBENNETT@AOL.COM
What State ?: FL and Ky

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Keith Crupper - 04/04/99 01:24:04
My Email:KCrupper@aol.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I would like to thank you for putting a place for fathers to go and look for help. This has showed me there is hope for fathers to get a fair shot. You hear about a lot of fathers that don't care and so little about the ones that do. Keith Crupper GEORGETOWN KY

Paul Valsted - 03/26/99 16:57:42
My Email:jkerouac95@aol.com
What State ?: ky

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I am in the middle of my own custody battle and sometimes it feels that it is useless. being a man and trying to do what is best for your child in a situation like this is hard, but I look at Arin and she is totally worth it!

Norman Slover - 03/24/99 20:31:58
My Email:Techsol@Jellico.com
What State ?: Temnnessee/Kentucky

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I havce been thru this system from front door to back and fathers have no rights in Kentucky. They can imprison me, fine me, take my house, my assets, drag me thru court and antagonize me every month i'm a day late on my childsupport, but in all that th y cannot assure that the moiney goes for the children and not to drugs and partying, force her to let me see the children if she deigns not to and in general dont give a tinkers dam about the welfare of my children. All she has to do is call and they beg n harrassing me even if I haven't been around or talked to her. DHS calls her to check on reports of neglect and abuse. Warns her in advance if they plan to visit, giving her more than enough time to hide any evidence. I am ashamed to say i was born in Kentucky. If your are a non-custodial(sounds like a damn janitor)father in Kentucky and you look for Justice, all you'll find is just us. To say the system sucks is too polite.

Mike Wilkins - 03/19/99 23:52:53
My Email:MWil1931834@aol.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I hope father's in other states do not have to endure the struggle to be a father that haunts this state. There's not a harrassment situation I haven't had to deal with in 10 years. The "mood" changes from day to day, if you are with me. This state needs major changes with visitation and attitudes from the courts.

Mike Wilkins - 03/19/99 23:45:15
My Email:MWil1931834@aol.com
What State ?: Ky

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Again, I have been through a lot. I would like to to receive or have more info concerning obtaining custody of my daughter. Her situation isn't good. I've been searching for a source such as this for a long..................time. Thanks.

Mike Wilkins - 03/19/99 23:35:48
My Email:MWil1931834@aol.com
What State ?: Ky

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Again, I have been through a lot. I would like to to receive or have more info concerning obtaining custody of my daughter. Her situation isn't good. I've been searching for a source such as this for a long..................time. Thanks.

Mike Wilkins - 03/19/99 23:26:50
My URL:http://MWil931834
My Email:MWil1931834@AOL.Com
What State ?: Ky

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I've been through it all for 10 years. Now my daughter is 11, the ex-wife is going through the

denise - 03/16/99 20:16:38
My Email:jmcnutt@bellsouth.net
What State ?: louisville,ky.

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My sister just recently walked out on her kids and boyfriend. I've been trying to help him find a way to keep his kids.But everyone we call say he has no rights. So she can just come in and take the babies and we cannot find any legal way for him to keep hem. Can anyone help?

Monte Marsee - 03/16/99 17:02:57
My Email:coolmonte@webtv.net
What State ?: Kentucky

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thank you for a great page this page has been a very good starting point for me in my custody case thank you for the help

m camp - 03/08/99 13:36:04
My Email:kyupman@yahoo.com
What State ?: ky

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thanks for the start, im still researching.

- 02/28/99 17:42:17

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Ed marsee - 02/22/99 15:37:39
My Email:coolmonte@webtv.net
What State ?: Kentucky

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think you for your site

La Verta Roof - 02/22/99 00:45:26
My Email:roof606@aol.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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Thank goodness there is some support in our state! Please let me know if there is anything (like mailing stuff) I can do to help!

- 02/21/99 16:35:41
My Email:Edna_54@yahoo.com
What State ?: KY

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I am a 20 yo female and I was involved in a custody battle about 5 years ago. Here's my story: My father is an alcoholic and the whole time I was growing up, he was drunk. My mother, after 14 years of marriage, divorced him because he was so unstable and unreliable. My parents divorced when I was 8 yo and my father moved out. I didn't see him for a out six months after they divored. I missed my father desperately and wanted more than anything to have a relationship with him. Afterall, he was my father. My father resumed contact with me and got remarried. He still drank and could not hold down a job or more than 6 months. After about 4 years of marriage to my stepmother, he found another woman and got divorced again. He stopped drinking and I was really proud of him. I started spending more and more time with him and decided he had changed for the be ter and I wanted to live with him. However, he lived in another county so it would mean living away from my family. I told my father about this matter, and he assured me that I would be able to see my mother and the rest of my family whenever I wanted, so he got a lawyer and after a few months got custody of me. Everything ran smoothly for about 2 or 3 months. I was so happy to get to live with my father. But, he changed again and began using drugs and would not let me have contact with the family I grew u with. He held my mail from my friends and wouldn't let me talk on the phone. I told him that things were getting really crazy and I wanted to move back in with my mother. He became abusive and refused to give my mother custody back, even though I begged him to sign me back over. Finally I got in touch with my mother and she filed for custody. After a lengthy and awful custody battle, she got custody of me. I haven't talked to my father since. I learned later that he was drawing welfare off of me and that s all he wanted me there for. Even though it has been a long time since all of these things happened, I am still very much traumatized by those events. My father still owes my mother thousands of dollars in child support which she will never get from him. I think that for every good mother, there are at least 2 father like mine. I think we should let the courts give custody to the more responsible parent when the divorce is made final. Father like mine usually will take any actions to make an extra buck (d awing welfare on their children). I am very lucky that I had a caring mother who was willing to fight harder than my father did to get me back. For all of you fathers that are serious about getting custody of your children, good luck. Everything will work out the way it is meant to.

A Friend - 02/21/99 14:30:07
My Email:kpatsche@hyperaction.net
What State ?: KY

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I appreciate activism for any worthwhile cause, but I have to tell you I am a Kentucky mother in Somerset who had a totally opposite experience from what is described here. Perhaps my story will be of benefit to someone. When my marriage ended, I had 2 ch ldren ages 11 and 8. I had been employed by the same company since prior to the birth of my children and made good money while my ex-husband had erratic and unreliable employment. I had no criminal history of any kind, never even a traffic ticket. My life involved going to work and coming home to my family, with few activities outside of home and church. I had the friendship and respect of our small community, including my church in which I had been actively involved. I had impeccable character witnesses, hile my ex was only able to produce one person, a former employee of mine, on his behalf, and that person could only say things that were equally positive about both of us. Living in a small Southern rural area, I felt certain that circumstances in my fav r. The court found in favor of my ex, in that joint custody was ordered with him having "primary" custody (lived with him, in the household which had mostly been paid for by myself over the previous 14 years). What I learned is that this type of custody m ans absolutely nothing; it is completely under the control of the "primary" parent. This included bringing the children late or not at all at the court-designated "visitation." Mine was one overnight during the week, every other weekend and alternating ho idays. It should also be said that I paid generous child support to my ex faithfully every month. In return for this, he slandered me to my children, calling me names and filling their heads with lies about me to the point where they became suspicious and distrusting of their mother. When I would protest his violations of our custody agreement (once, he even refused to bring them to me on Mother's Day), he would threaten me. If I didn't seem scared enough, or back off, he threatened other members of my fam ly. He carried guns in his vehicle at all times. He moved a woman almost young enough to be his daughter into our former home without benefit of marriage and under the noses of our two young children. He lost our home due to repossession and moved the kid to Indiana and wouldn't tell me where they lived or their phone number. (He did bring them in for visitation most times during this period, however). This whole sorry saga went on for 13 months. I always felt the judge finally became sick of hearing abou his offenses and awarded me full custody. We seldom heard from this example of a Kentucky father after that. I was awarded child support but have never received a dime from him and am too reluctant to upset our family life over it to try and collect it. he kids have been back with me for about 18 months now and are just now getting to see their father from time to time. He came to see them 5 or 6 times over the course of the last year, even though I have not tried to deny him access to them. I know this s from a different perspective, but as a mother, I was in the position of being wrongfully separated from my children. My best advice is to keep a cool head, document all violations, and keep trying. That's what worked for me.

Stephanie - 02/19/99 00:46:34
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com\nc\UPURS
My Email:stepwarner@yahoo.com
What State ?: California

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I am not a father, but a mother who's daughter was abducted by her birth father. I'm trying to raise enough money for an attorney. Please check out my web site, and read my story. Please let me know if there is anything you can do, or if you have some ideas. Thanks Stephanie http://www.angelfire.com/nc/UPURS/

Bart Manning - 02/15/99 16:33:43
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/motorcity/downs/1668/index.html
My Email:nascarnut1@hotmail.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I wrote earlier matter fact the last comment was mine. Since that time I have learned of some compelling news that startles me. I have found out that the man that my wife and child are staying with is a primary suspect in a missing person or likely homici e case here. The only reason that they have not arrested this man is because they do not have a body to put him on trial. If anyone has any information on Carol Neal age 30, 5' 7", 150 #, brown hair and hazel eyes. please contact me or the police in Bowli g Green Ky. at 502-393-4000. You can read the articles about the case on the Bowling Green Park City News web page at Look under news and then archives of Nov. 11, 12, 13, 14 and in Jan. The articles will be of Missin woman in Bowling Green. There is also a picture of Carol Neal. Please try and help. I am faced with a very difficult situation and I need any help I can get. As far as my wife, I can not contact her to tell her of this and I am not sure she knows thi information. I was to have visitation o Feb. 13, 14 and she went down to the court house and had the DVO amended so she was able to block me. I am not a violent person. Just one that loves his son and would like to see him. Thank You All.

Bart Manning - 02/15/99 16:32:24
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/motorcity/downs/1668/index.html
My Email:nascarnut1@hotmail.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I wrote earlier matter fact the last comment was mine. Since that time I have learned of some compelling news that startles me. I have found out that the man that my wife and child are staying with is a primary suspect in a missing person or likely homici e case here. The only reason that they have not arrested this man is because they do not have a body to put him on trial. If anyone has any information on Carol Neal age 30, 5' 7", 150 #, brown hair and hazel eyes. please contact me or the police in Bowli g Green Ky. at 502-393-4000. You can read the articles about the case on the Bowling Green Park City News web page at Look under archives of Nov. 11, 12, 13, 14 and in Jan. The articles will be of Missing woman in Bowl ng Green. There is also a picture of Carol Neal. Please try and help. I am faced with a very difficult situation and I need any help I can get. As far as my wife, I can not contact her to tell her of this and I am not sure she knows this information. was to have visitation o Feb. 13, 14 and she went down to the court house and had the DVO amended so she was able to block me. I am not a violent person. Just one that loves his son and would like to see him. Thank You All.

Bart Manning - 02/09/99 15:31:02
My Email:nascarnut1@hotmail.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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Don't give up the fight. I am engaged in a battle for my son. My wife left with another man that she had been seeing while at work for 2 months. The whole time I stayed home with the kids. This is her third marriage and now she wants to take my child into another mans home. It's just not right. Any advise or information how I can stop this from happening please feel free to e-mail me. I need the help and support.

Charles J montgomery - 02/02/99 10:43:33
My Email:heatherv@erols.com
What State ?: Virginia

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My son is in Kenntucky and I am realy geting the bad end of it please if you can help me feel free to write God bless all fathers and mothers who care

Pamela Coleman - 01/28/99 21:46:45
My Email:KnoxKam@aol.com
What State ?: TN, native Kentuckian

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I have a wonder husband, that's also a wonderful father to our girls. He has two daughters from a previous marriage, and has paid his child support for 12 years. Their mother moves in with a different man about every 4 or 5 months, and since he and I have been married, (4 years) she has moved 12 times, and had the girls in 7 different schools that I know of. The "system" in Pike county favors the mother, regardless of her drug history, unemployment history, mental health history, domestic violence history etc., it's not fair, not only to my husband, but to the children.. We know our child support payments doesn't go on the children. We see them wear the same clothes, and know that they get free lunch. I'm sure there are other step-mothers who feel the sa e way that I do. The courts in Pike county don't want to hear about what the children are doing without. If you go out on a Friday night, or Saturday night in Pikeville, especially around the first of the month, you will find 90% of all the single mother in the county at the local bars, and 90% of all the divorced dads are footing the bill. What's even worse, we can't find an attorney in Pikeville who specializes in much more than disability cases, or compensation cases. HELLO...This county is desperate for any fathers rights organizations. I am supporting my daughter from a previous relationship . Loving your child and wanting them to grow up emotionally and physically healthy has nothing to do with money. I think every state in the union should have an automatic joint custody law for couples with children.

John Mayo - 01/28/99 18:46:33
My Email:jbmayo@mis.net
What State ?: KY

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Thanks for the page, I use it as a reference in my battle for equality

diane - 01/25/99 22:09:23
My Email:tarineblu@aol.com
What State ?: ky

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I am concern with the rights of fathers in this state. My fiance is having problems with the jefferson co. attorneys office. He has been paying is child suppoort but she is not reporting it. Any ideas? I would like to get involved let me know how

Tracy Luckett - 01/23/99 03:29:38
My Email:tdevore@bullitt.net
What State ?: KY

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My boyfriend has joint custody of his 2 sons, ages 6 & 3 but his ex-wife has ever said so about their lives. He sees them every other weekend & just a few months ago he finally received visitation for 1 week a month during the summer. The ex-wife does no call my boyfriend when the boys go to the doctor or how they are doing in school. The court system believes her every time he takes her. He is paying his child support on time, which is $271.15 every two weeks based on a 8.50 hour job. That is way too mu h. He has sold every thing to pay his sons & still try to make it on his own. He has rent, food, LG&E, phone, gas & everything alse that is involved. The ex-wife will not send any clothes with the boys so he has to buy them clothes, coats, etc... The ex-w fe is now re-married but stills gives my boyfriend a hard wat to go. I dont understand because she is the one who messed around on him & she filed for divorce. He gave her everything in the divorce. The house, furniture, washer, dryer, everything. She so d the house & made lots of money. She nows lives in Shelbyville with her new husband, the one she messed around with. She hates me because the kids like me, and I give them more love & hugs than she ever did. She said that the oldest son needed counseli g because he didnt act like a normal 6 year old with her. Maybe because she puts bad things in there head about their daddy & I. The oldest son is fine with us. He loves it here with us. He saids he would love to live here with us but I heard that a cou t does not listen to children under the age of 13. What can we do? She is hurting these kids minds. Their emotions are torn between there daddy & the evil ex-wife. Please help. This has been going on since the boys were 4 & 1 1/2. Thanks

Simon Flackett - 01/17/99 19:09:31
My Email:sflackett@bigfoot.com
What State ?: United Kingdom

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I was trying to find a site in the UK which offered the same sort of advise that you are offering here. I have recently seperated from my partner and want custody of my son. I am going to continue searching and trying to keep my hopes up. Keep up the good work.

Robin Parriman - 01/08/99 07:41:41
My Email:robinp@highland.net
What State ?: Ky

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I am looking for help for my brother. he was ordered to pay $500. a month for one child. The judge was in Georgia and went on her word alone. He would like to get the support lowered and he wants to be there for his son. The ex-girlfriend recently moved t Fl. and Doug ( my brother) moved up here for a job. Doug is a truck driver and was fired from his last job because his check was garnesed for child support. In the court order for the support it was automatically taken from his check. If you know of a place where he can get help and find out about the laws on these types of problems, please e mail me. Doug has just started a new job and doesn't have the money to join all these club and things. But he does have a very big heart and a la ge empty space that can only be filled by a darling little 4 year old boy. Please help! Robin robinp@highland.net

Scott Harper - 12/21/98 17:45:52
My Email:sharper901@aol.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I visit this page often, have been to one of the Father's day rallys(first one) sorry i missed the second one.I will be at the next one.Keep up the Good work. If i can be of any other assistance in any way E-mail me.

Les Chasteen - 12/21/98 13:20:12
My Email:LChas109@aol.com
What State ?: KY.

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To all of you who visit this web site there is a Special Task Force meeting in Frankfort each month that has been brought about because of SB 290 and SB386 on Custody and Visitation Issues and the unfairness of our courts towards Fathers. These two Bills ere introduced by the FORCE and PACE groups of Ky. The Judges and Lawyers are saying that there is no problem in Ky. and they do not understand why we want changes. The next meeting is Jan. 13,1999 and if you want change to come about then please show up nd let them know there are problems and we do want to change the way Fathers,Grandparents and second wives are treated by our court system. Take just a moment to write your representatives in Frankfort and let them know your feelings. If we all stay silen nothing will change but if the thousands of you out there write, call and show up in great numbers they will listen. Children need BOTH parents! Please help us help you.

Jeff Austin - 12/20/98 03:20:42
My URL:http://www.freeyellow.com/members6/gdamas/gdamas.html
My Email:gdamas14@hotmail.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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You got a great site, I wish that fathers did not have to go to the lengths that we do. Keep up the good work.

Janet Brown - 12/08/98 12:18:11
My Email:brownb@bbtel.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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My husband currently has joint custody of his 6 year old daughter. In this town of Brandenburg, I am beginning to think this is just an easy phrase to make fathers' feel as if they have actually received something for the time and money they have spent. e have no rights unless we agree with the child's mother. I wish someone could tell me how to get a fair hearing with a commisioner, she and her family has been caught lying to him and also in contempt of court and we still can't win. Maybe someone shoul worry about passing some laws to help the dads' instead of punishing them.

SMatzke - 11/20/98 19:34:02
My Email:mmatzke@mis.net
What State ?: KY

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scott page - 11/17/98 22:15:05
My Email:scott.page@logan-aluminum.com
What State ?: kentucky

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i need some help!

David Humes - 11/06/98 23:24:48
My Email:david.w.humes@mcione.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I am interested in learning about any legislation that has been presented in the Kentucky House or Senate relating to equal parenting rights. When I ended my marriage I received decision making responsibility for religion and their mother received all ot er decision making responsibility even though we had joint parenting. Judge had preconceived notion that children should be with their mother. I did receive 3 days of parenting per week which my attorney said was unheard of. What bothered me was that t e judge couldn't quite bring himself to making it equal. So close but not quite there.

ray logan - 10/21/98 04:50:02
My Email:underwood1
What State ?: ky

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very pleased to see this web site

Gary Hayek Jr - 10/15/98 13:55:57
My Email:boonta@ctconnect.com
What State ?: Connecticut

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Nice to see there are friendly people in your state. Haven't been able to get anything but hassles or 'brush-offs' when trying to find my daughter - who's mother disappeared with the child in the summer of 1995 (from Hopkinsville).

Warren Havens - 10/15/98 13:41:16
My Email:warren.havens@gte.com
What State ?: Versailles, Ky

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I live in Versailles, Ky and got custody of my son a year ago. Judge Brady seems to be a pretty fair judge.

- 10/15/98 13:39:30

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10/04/98 12:28:52
Name: Bad Bunny My URL: Visit Me
My Email: Email Me

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Nice page. Very informative. Keep it up.


Randy Starr - 10/01/98 15:37:07
My Email:randystarr@aol.com
What State ?: KY

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Are you in KY (Louisville)? I am interested in starting a new group in Louisville. Let's talk sometime. E-mail me and let me know what works for you. Anyone interested in getting involved in a new group in Louisville with someone who knows a lot about fathers rights and the law, e-mail me. Thanks Randy Starr

Randy Starr - 10/01/98 15:31:38
My Email:randystarr@aol.com
What State ?: KY

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Are you in KY (Louisville)? I am interested in starting a new group in Louisville. Let's talk sometime. E-mail me and let me know what works for you. Thanks Randy Starr

Guyla Espersen - 09/26/98 19:22:09
My Email:gespersen@se-tel.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I am so thrilled to have found your page. This is an issue I have been very interested in since I met my husband six years ago, who has two daughters (eight & ten years old)who's mother keeps my husband strickly limited to seeing them and who will do not ing that inconviences her. I have found hope. Thank you. Sincerely, Guyla J. Espersen

Audie - 09/24/98 23:47:37
What State ?: KY

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Keep up the good work.

Scott Adams - 09/10/98 00:09:00
My Email:theweeze@gateway.net
What State ?: KY

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I actually live in Evansville IN but my kids live in Henderson KY. I wish there was something close to this area. I thank you for this site. Keep up the good work.

PJ Sr. - 09/09/98 04:42:23
My Email:LS@Dynasty.net
What State ?: Indiana

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My son's mother couldn't take care of him and gave him to me when he was just 2 months old.I got a crash course in baby 101.I filed for custody and got him because she never even showed up for court.There is more to my story,but I just wanted to say there are some good fathers outthere.I also happen to be single on top of this.If it wasn't for the help of my family,I would really be struggling.I was living in Louisville when I got custody, so it is possible. My son,s mother was always threatening to take him and run even though I have legal custody,which is why I no longer live in Louisville.By putting some distance between us,she can no longer harrass me.My son just turned 2.It's been a rough 2 years but I w uldn't change any of it after looking at him. She never even called him or sent a birthday card.Some women(and men)just don't get. You only get 1 chance to be a good parent.I've been looking for a significant other, but it's not easy is it.Anyway glad I f und your Website.

Debra King - 09/02/98 16:19:01
My Email:debrak@lfucg.gov.org
What State ?: Ky

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Please contact me at my office at Circuit Court to learn about the new child access program- 606-246-2222

Debra King - 09/02/98 16:18:08
My Email:debrak@lfucg.gov.org
What State ?: Ky

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Please contact me at my office at Circuit Court to learn about the new child access program- 606-246-2222

Debra King - 09/02/98 16:17:24
My Email:debrak@lfucg.gov.org
What State ?: Ky

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Please contact me at my office at Circuit Court to learn about the new chlid access program- 606-246-2222

Debra King - 09/02/98 16:15:01
My Email:debrak@lfucg.gov.org
What State ?: Ky

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Sharon Ziebert - 08/27/98 13:23:18
My URL:http://www.execpc.com/EqualSharedParenting
My Email:sharon@execpc.com
What State ?: wisconsin

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Please add a link to our Website. I have a link to yours in my web site. We are promoting parents starting out on equal footing in time of divorce and child custody. Thanks Sharon Ziebert in Wisconsin www.execpc.com/EqualSharedParenting

JIM TROTTER - 08/20/98 00:10:47
My Email:JTROTTER@BLUEGRASS.NET
What State ?: KY

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THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT. DADS DO LOVE THEIR CHILDREN AS MUCH AS MOMS IN SPITE OF WHAT THE COURTS WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE. IF I CAN HELP IN ANY WAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I NEED TO HELP AND TO BE HELPED. MARANATHA!!

ROBERT CURTIS - 08/16/98 03:39:04
My Email:rbcurtis@kih.net
What State ?: KY

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BEEN LOOKING FOR A FATHERS RIGHTS GROUP IN KY FOR A WHILE GLAD I FOUND YOU. THANKS

steve combs - 07/26/98 12:34:20
My Email:cayotepines@som-uky.campus.mci.net
What State ?: kentucky

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Kasey Blake - 07/21/98 04:04:51
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/7813
My Email:sw4dadz@aol.com
What State ?: nationwide

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As Founder for the Nationwide group Women For Fatherhood, I am delighted to find your page. You will be linked on our Kentucky advocacy page. Your page is well done, informative and touching. It demonstrates how far reaching this problem is and also offers hope! Thanks for your dedication and efforts. KC Blake WFF

ernie weeks - 07/20/98 03:18:28
My URL:http://www.zqs.com/dadsplace
My Email:zqsllc@usit.net
What State ?: Tennessee

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Glad to see ya'll up there !!!!

Robin - 07/19/98 05:54:32
My Email:CPRobinNJ@aol.com
What State ?: New Jersey

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Thank you! I feel so helpless listening to my mother-in-law cry on the phone to me about losing her grandchildren, this site is helping me to help her, my father-in-law and brother-in-law. God bless you!

lawrence - 07/06/98 00:17:36
What State ?: ky

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equality must begin at the time of conception or it will never be if a woman has the authority to end life she needs to have all the responsibility for the welfare of that life if she choose not murder his & her children if they are in fact his and hers n t only hers!!!!

Randy - 06/28/98 07:18:54
My Email:RDDJJD@AOL.com
What State ?: KY native

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there is no justice for KY fathers and their children!!!!!

Susan - 06/27/98 21:32:34
My URL:http://www.secondwivesclub.com
My Email:susan@secondwivesclub.com
What State ?: Canada

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Great resource!

- 06/17/98 00:54:49

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Jim Hummeldorf - 06/16/98 20:56:02
My Email:jhummeldorf@eagleusa.com
What State ?: Ky

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Les, This is a great site. Ann Swango and I are doing a cont. ed seminar for the N.Ky Bar Assoc. We will let you know how it goes. I will be out of town on the day of your rally good luck.

David Moss - 06/14/98 20:45:13
My Email:davidpmoss@hotmail.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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I have a 15 year old daughter from my first marrage. She is now asking me if she can leave her mother and live with my wife and I. We would love to have her (there are real bad problems with her current home life)live with us. I'm trying to find any info can on how to proceed. My lawyer isn't too hot when it comes to custody. My thinking is if she starts the issue with the courts the judge should listen to her wishs. But if I start anything they would say I had pushed her into it and this wasn't what she really wants. This state really makes it tuff on us dads. My daughter and I have a great relationship. I get her every-other weekend and more if possible. I always pay my support, I do everything the way I'm supposed to. But KY can't see past the bad fathers and persecute the fathers who are trying to have a pos tive influence on their childs life. Thanks for having this website it gives me a good place to start. Do you know any groups or people in Louisville, I might talk to?

Tony Buchholz - 06/03/98 01:46:54
My Email:tbuchholz@InfoAve.net
What State ?: TN

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I'm a first time web user and you are the second site I went to. Your Site has been very helpful.I was informed by the state of KY that I had a 1 1/2 yr old son and they wanted $9,000 + in back support and $565 a month. I didn't even know I had a son. The state will not tell where he or his mother is, I even hired a private detective to try and find them with no success. Oh well.. you've probably heard this before... I will be contacting some of the groups you listed and visiting here regularly.... thanks ...tonyb

Judy Cowan - 05/30/98 02:35:25
My Email:jcowan@logantele.com
What State ?: Kentucky

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Thanks for your page. My husband Ken has been in a custody battle for his son for 3years & 5 months. We are currently trying to start a chapter of FORCE in Russellville. I figure by the first of August enough Dad's will have been screwed by the courts ver summer visitation..or the lack of..that we should have enough members. Wish us luck & keep up your page!

GEORGE M. - 05/29/98 05:13:49
My Email:medinilla1@rocketmail.com
What State ?: CA

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hi. thank you for this great site!have one question for all!need the case name or number to a case inwhich a father got full custody of his child..I think it was in the lastest part of last year..it got news coverage!please help. thank you

Jim Guy - 05/27/98 17:42:05
My Email:jyg@fngp.com
What State ?: IN

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I have a daughter in Owensboro, KY. I need help in finding an attorney there. Any help or suggestions that you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Jim Guy 2202 Twin Brook Drive Sellersburg, IN 47172 Ph.# 812-246-2674

Gary & Sally Ferguson - 05/07/98 15:15:59
My Email:sferguson@desaint.com
What State ?: KY

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My husband, a divorced father of two, has recently started a local chapter of F.O.R.C.E in Glasgow, KY. This group meets at 6:00 p.m. the first Wednesday night of each month at the Glasgow Public Library. They will be holding a Fathers Day March this Fath rs' Day on June 21 through Glasgow to the downtown Courthouse. For more information, please contact Gary Ferguson at (502) 563-6004.

lawrence barnes - 05/02/98 17:02:31
What State ?: kentucky

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The web page, should have identifited the presidents of the different chapters, instead of giving the only person a woman any credit or recognition. This speaks poorly of the "mens" organization in general

Sara - 04/21/98 01:16:56
What State ?: ky

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Good web page, by the way. Father's should have rights, but only if they are good fathers that help provide for their children. Sometimes mothers are better, though a kid needs both.

Scott - 03/25/98 03:24:20
My URL:http://www.fathersgroup.org
My Email:cheetahftl@aol.com
What State ?: MA

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Liked your site - hope you visit ours - and send feedback and exchange ideas. I am the webmaster now - just got the reigns recently - our site has been up for about the same amount of time as yours... Very similar interestes and focus - yet we are not a "support" group - we're a grass roots politcal action & public education group working towards the same goals..... Ever read "Fatherless America" by David Blankenhorn? Get it. Great book.

jeff perry - 03/15/98 15:53:48
What State ?: kentucky

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Scott Harper - 03/13/98 20:16:36
My Email:Sharper901@aol.com
What State ?: KY.

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good page: is there going to be another rally at the captial this Fathers' day ,i will be there if there is thanks scott

Scott Harper - 03/13/98 20:09:32
My Email:Sharper901@aol.com
What State ?: KY.

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good page: is there going to be another rally at the captial this Fathers' day ,i will be there if there is thanks scott

Rick Bowers - 03/12/98 09:51:50
My Email:rbowers@mail.npc.net
What State ?: Ky

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I've gotten so tired of fighting with my ex, all I want is to spend more time with my son. Thanks for putting this page out. I will be taking advantage of it and the links provided. Hopefully I can find a support group that can help me get by and possi ly create some understanding between want I want and expect, and what I am allowed by my ex. Joint custody is a farce in my book. Where is my say in how my son is raised?

Mike Smith - 03/10/98 23:54:11
What State ?: Oregon

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Keep up the good work. The Equal Rights for fathers is a cause that will reap many, many joys for the children.

Justine - 03/02/98 00:31:35
My Email:I'm a Mom.
What State ?: KY

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What about equality to the mothers who ARE the better half of a broken marriage? I know, this page is for the fathers. I understand that and I really DO think this is a good thing. It just hurt me when I came across this site. I didn't have the money o fight my ex in court. I willingly let him be the major custodian of our daughter because I could not afford to raise her. (The only way I could have raised her was to work 2 jobs, and then I'd never get to see her!) I felt that to take her away (move out of state near MY family) would be unfair to both my daughter and my ex-husband. Trying to be fair and put my child first, I let him assume the role of major custodian. MISTAKE. Everytime I wanted to see my child, she was 'sick'. I finally called m ex's attorney, he was in violation of our divorce/custody agreement. He started allowing me to see her again. I remarried after 2 years. It was more than my ex could handle. I didn't have the money to fight him in court (he has a wealthy family backi g him all the way), and I have not seen my daughter in 7 years. So now you know what I think of the father's rights. Please have some compassion on the good mothers who have been treated unfairly. I know you have that for the fathers, but mothers can b treated just as horribly. I only get second hand information about my daughter. I hear that she is a hateful and bitter teenager, and has very few friends, that she acts as though she is better than anyone else. This is NOT the child *I* was raising. You don't know me, you don't know her....but prayers for her (BJ) would be appreciated. Thanks, I needed to get this out.

Clarence E Melton, Jr - 02/23/98 16:12:38
My Email:cemelt1@sac.uky.edu
What State ?: Kentucky

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Joe - 01/31/98 03:55:20
My Email:twentymilz@aol.com
What State ?: IL

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Enjoyed your page. Could have used it more a couple of years ago but I didn't have a computer then. My battle is over and I won. I should say my son won. He was about a year and a half when the whole thing started so you can imagine the struggles we f ced. Here's some advise to anyone in a situation like mine was... 1.)Be careful who you listen to and who you ignore...sometimes you have to ignore everyone! 2.)Do your homework!!! Hit the library, look at the same statutes the judge is going to look at and do your best to fulfill everyone of them. If you can't, maybe you should reconsider going for full custody...maybe some sort of joint custody would work. 3.)Don't be afraid of a young female judge...they're more open minded than a fifty-something guy. 4.)Never put your interest in front of the kid's, and do not forget to pray...alot!

Debbie Stegmann - 01/28/98 04:41:48
My Email:stegmann@hcis.net
What State ?: KY

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I was glad to see your page. My husband has had custody of his 2 girls for the last 7 years after his wife was found unfit. Today we received papers to go to court for a custody battle. We dread it and since she moved to Tennessee, we don't know anythi g about her current life and if she could be a better mother now than she was before. Any suggestions?

Keith Goodenough - 01/20/98 04:04:54
My Email:Keithg@televar.com
What State ?: Wash state

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I am currently looking for any help as a single dad to gain custody of my 7month old son, I have a good attorney, but I am afraid of not having the money to see this through, I am unemployed currently and attending the state university to better my son's ife in the future. If you know of any groups that might help me financially, I will gladly repay a loan after I obtain my degree and my son. Desperate in Wash state.

Dave Reynolds - 01/20/98 00:25:21
My Email:dreynolds@in-touch.net
What State ?: Ohio

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I think what you are doing is great. I think one of the problems with our court system is that all dads are assumed to be dead beats so we are all treated unfairly, we need more organizations and groups like yours to help bring responsible fathers togethe to try and change the laws and the way the system views those of us who do love our children and want to be apart of thier everyday lifes.

Dave Reynolds - 01/20/98 00:15:07
My Email:dreynolds@in-touch.net
What State ?: Ohio

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I think what you are doing is great. I think one of the problems with our court system is that all dads are assumed to be dead beats so we are all treated unfairly, we need more organizations and groups like yours to help bring responsible fathers togethe to try and change the laws and the way the system views those of us who do love our children and want to be apart of thier everyday lifes.

Eric Montgomery - 12/30/97 18:41:31
My Email:Klove@venus.net
What State ?: Kenctucky/Indiana

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I think that the whole system needs to be revamped to prove that just because you gave birth to the child doesn't mean that you are the better parent!

C. Wethington - 12/27/97 21:55:09
What State ?: KY

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Thanks for the encouragement.

Mike Thompson - 12/13/97 23:07:58
My Email:Michael.d.thompson@lmco.com
What State ?: California

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Can't believe there's so much inequity in custody - I guess it happens all over the country. Just got out of court yesterday - ready to go to state legislature - got major burned - unfair.

Steve Grundhoefer - 12/08/97 15:30:55
What State ?: Kentucky

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A Grandmother - 12/06/97 19:52:10
What State ?: OH

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Thanks goodness there are people in the world trying to make a change ! Kids need Dads ! Dads need kids ! God bless you for your efforts. Keep up the good work !

Chris Bush - 11/29/97 18:36:45
My Email:105 Clover Lane
What State ?: Russellville Ky. 42276

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Ive been fighting the lawyers, courts and my mind for some time over the custody of my two children. Ive found the only way for a father to get custody is the mother has to be in jail or found by the state to be unfit. The state calls the mother and scedu es an appointment.No supprise visits.I feel that that is not fair and that half the time they dont do there job to insure the welfare of our children. My children have told me that there is no food at there mothers, shes under medication for depression, s e attends Life skills weeekly, shes been in hospitals for here mental condition, and thats just skimming the top. Ive tried lawyers and they tell me that I would be wasting my money. Maybe you can help or let me know what I can do to help. Chris Bush

bush,, pat - 11/21/97 02:53:35
My Email:willb@logantele.com
What State ?: ky

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my son has two daughters that he can not get custody of because all the lawyers in logan co. say it cant be done.. They won't even try.

Ron - 11/18/97 01:11:12
What State ?: KY

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I live in Ky, and I am a divorced father of two children. My x, had sole custody after our divorce. My 1st lawyer said that was how it had to be.I stayed in the house and the children stayed in their school system,they stayed with me quite a lot. after 2 ears Iwent back to court to fight the sole custody part, because she could move off and Icouldn't do anything about it. My 2nd lawyer got me joint custody and primary residential custody. So changes can happen. I went from no custody with visitation, to j int custody with her now having visitation, In fact it is also written that since they live with me, she is responsible for a portion child support, so never give up. find a lawyer that will agree that men have rights too. fathers make great DADS!!!

RUSTY BEORN - 11/12/97 21:26:25
My Email:IAMONETOO@2-HOT.COM
What State ?: KY.

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Dear S.B. Ky.Grandma, Just wanted to say, I could have used you twenty yrs. ago. I was 19 yo & suing my wife for custody of our child. It was a hard stuggle being a single parent (no child support/no visitation. But it was well worth it. She is now twenty y.o. and in the Navy. All I want to say is, FATHER'S GET YOUR CHILDREN. We the parents lose while raiseing our young, but our reward is watching them grow into Adults.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.. If I can help in some way, let me know. You can e-mail me @ iamonetoo@2-hot.com Single parent I was one to..& PROUD OF IT.......................................

Les Chasteen - 11/09/97 02:41:01
My Email:Lchas109@aol.com
What State ?: Ky

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Correction on E-mail

Les Chasteen - 11/08/97 18:34:59
My Email:Lchas@aol.com
What State ?: KY

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I testified in Frankfort August 19th,1997 before the Judicial Committee on my 4 year battle to have access to my daughter enforced. I did not want a divorce but it was to no avail. I have started a Fathers Group in Lexington Ky. called FORCE(Fathers On Ri hts For Custody Equality) and had 25 people in my first meeting. I have taken the police and the court orders and been 19 times to court in Cynthiana,Ky trying to get the visitation enforced but no luck. Her mothe takes her out of town or out of State to void my seeing my daughter. The court won't help and I am fighting back to try and help others. I will never give up trying to see my daughter.

Roy Roller - 11/08/97 18:04:50
My Email:roller@lex.infi.net
What State ?: KY

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Great work. Will be in touch in the future.

B Sawyer - 10/13/97 20:34:42
What State ?: TN

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Thanks for the suggestions !

K Haney - 10/13/97 18:59:53
What State ?: KY

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Enjoyed the article.

F Davis - 10/13/97 14:00:23
What State ?: KY

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Appreciate your comments.

Robert Edge - 09/08/97 16:48:49
My Email:bedge@intrstar.net
What State ?: North Carolina

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Hi, Just stopped by. Me and my wife are your new neighbors at 5517. I just signed up on 9-8-97, so there is not much in my page. I enjoyed reading your page. Talk to you later. Robert Edge

- 08/28/97 21:10:25

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Hi I had the same problem uploading gif files. Here's the solution: You must have Internet Explorer 3.02 to upload. You probably have 3.0 Go to www.microsoft.com/downloading Download Internet browser---Internet Explorer 3.02 It is a 10.5 Mbytes file. After that I used FTP Explorer software to upload my gif files. To get a free copy go to: www.ftpx.com Hope this helps! A Neighbor

Lisa - 08/22/97 01:53:45
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/heartland/meadows/9726
My Email:jwoodley@erols.com
What State ?: Maryland

Comments:
You are off to a good start. Your page sounds interesting. If there is anything I can do to help you with your page, let me know. I will be glad to help any way I can.

Mom - 08/09/97 19:47:46
My Email:momcares@usa.net
What State ?: ky

Comments:
I think this page is finally working....

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