Fathers & Families' Holstein on WRKO in Boston (Audio Available)
April 13, 2009Dr. Ned Holstein discussed Fathers & Families' highly-publicized lawsuit against Massachusetts' child support guidelines and the problems faced by child support obligors during the recession on the Tom and Todd Morning Show on WRKO AM 680 in Boston (4/13/09). To listen to the audio of the show, click here.
Fathers & Families' Holstein on CBS Radio: 'When fathers suffer financial reverses, they need to be treated fairly'
April 13, 2009Fathers & Families' Dr. Ned Holstein discussed the problems faced by child support obligors during the recession on CBS Radio today (4/13/09). The interview was prompted by a new front page Boston Globe story discussing this issue and Fathers & Families' highly-publicized lawsuit against Massachusetts' child support guidelines. To learn more, click here. Holstein told CBS:
Courts need to start treating fathers like human beings, not ATM machines. Most fathers love their children dearly and want to support them, but everybody has economic ups and downs. When fathers suffer financial reverses, they need to be treated fairly.Holstein said that four things need to be done:
1) Make child support orders reasonable in the first place. 2) Modify child support quickly when there is a job loss or major decrease in income. 3) Stop jailing fathers who are simply unable to pay. 4) Fathers who lose their jobs or suffer a major loss of income need to file for downward modifications as soon as possible.
Fathers & Families' Holstein Discusses DV Restraining Order Bill on Ron Smith Show in Baltimore
March 16, 2009Fathers & Families' Dr. Ned Holstein discussed a bill regarding domestic violence restraining orders on The Ron Smith Show on WBAL AM 1090 in Baltimore on Wednesday. A recent vote in the Maryland House of Delegates upheld by a narrow margin a law that keeps recipients of Temporary Restraining Orders in a computer registry even though a judge has dismissed or denied the TRO. Holstein explained the effects of the law--people who had been cleared are being denied jobs and/or housing because they're being kept in the computer registry. From the Baltimore Sun's Delegate shares personal story of domestic abuse (3/11/09):
Fathers & Families’ Glenn Sacks Discusses New 'Mad at Dads' Study on the Kathryn Zox Show (Audio)
March 5, 2009I discussed Parenting magazine's new 'Mad at Dads' study on the Kathryn Zox Show on WMET AM 1160 in Washington DC yesterday. Kathryn and her co-host Lorin Beller Blake both feel that stay-at-home mothers are put upon and fathers are fortunate to be able to work and "be out there in the real world" instead of staying at home. To listen to the audio of the show, click here. I come on at 16 minutes in. I thought the most interesting part of the show was the way Zox and Blake reacted with some disbelief at my feelings about my three years as a stay-at-home dad after my daughter was born (begins at 22 minutes in.) At some level Zox and Blake seem convinced that stay-at-home moms get a raw deal and work much harder than breadwinner dads. Having been a stay-at-home dad with two kids during the years when they need the most intensive of care, I can tell you that this is nonsense.