The birth of a baby is one of the happiest days in parents’ lives. But if the child’s mother and father are not married, it can cloud the situation legally. In the case of married parents, the husband automatically is considered to be the father of a child born during the marriage. However, children of unmarried parents have no legal father unless paternity is established.
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Get your appetites ready, because next week is the ninth annual Downtown Restaurant Week in the Lou. From Monday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 25, enjoy a special three-course menu for $25 at 27 different eating and drinking establishments in the heart of the city. Get the whole rundown of participating venues at downtownrestaurantweek.net.
Many of us are already making plans for Father’s Day—to show Dad just how much he’s loved and appreciated. In an ideal world, all dads should be celebrated. Of course, in the real world—at least in the world where Father’s Support Center operates—the issues of responsible fatherhood are complex. But so, too, are the solutions.
MISSION: Fathers’ Support Center works to improve the lives of children by bettering the father-child relationship. Fathers enroll for at least one year of program involvement, which starts with an intense six-week course meant to grow family, communication, relationship and employment skills.
By day, they may be all business behind an office desk. But by night, they know how to let loose. LN recently caught up with some local working dads who use their garage bands as an after-hours outlet.
After seeing the trailer, the commercial and the poster, I assumed this was going to be a fairly quirky dysfunctional family “dramedy” along the lines of Parenthood or The Royal Tenenbaums. Based on that assumption, I brought my 11-year old daughter, and wow, did I have some explaining to do.
There’s no better way to demonstrate how local charities and nonprofits make a difference than to meet individuals whose lives have been turned around. We spoke with three organizations about some of their favorite success stories.