Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2007
Dad and Father's Rights Advocate, Eric Johnson, has announced that R U Daddy has officially opened for business as of August 28, 2007. "Our business is unique in that we offer fathers, who are caught up in falsely obtained child support orders, the information and education they need and the chance to effectively take their case to court and be heard."
With 20 years court experience as a court reporter in Family, Criminal and Civil Courts, Eric has witnessed the injustice that has been meted out to men in the legal system in the area of unwarranted child support and family issues. Researching the subject further, Mr. Johnson discovered that an estimated 24.7 million children (36.3%) live absent their biological father -- Source: National Fatherhood Initiative, Father Facts, (3rd Edition): In other words, non-biological fathers are forced to pay child support for babies unrelated to them.
Some of these men have been duped into believing that the child they have been paying support for is theirs only to discover the truth years later. Others, using a home or legal DNA test, discover the truth on their own and then have no understanding of what their rights are. R U Daddy has been incorporated to address such issues and give a voice to fathers and men who have experienced such abuse. Mr. Johnson also noted that things are changing across the country as the injustice of the system has taken its toll.
Mr. Johnson related that "It has been our experience that most men don't know that the law is changing and there are currently sixteen states that have laws allowing men to have their support dropped or their cases seriously addressed." One such state is California, who after a landmark case won in 2002, has eliminated over 700 men's child support obligations and cancelled arrearages. The problem is, that many men can no longer afford attorneys because they are not dead-beat dads, they are simply dead-broke after years of paying unwarranted Child Support. Others have paid attorneys only to discover that the attorney acted as a highly paid procedural processor and not litigators truly defending them in court.
Mr. Johnson, also a Case Administrator, offered that R U Daddy is unique in its methods and operation. "In our research and interviews with fathers across the nation, our organization found that many alleged fathers had obtained DNA paternity testing verifying they were not the father of the child, yet they have been forced to pay Child Support", explains Eric. With his twenty year back ground in the court system as a court reporter and experience hearing how courts respond to testimony, Eric decided to offer his insights and knowledge to fathers and show them how to take their DNA test to court.
R U Daddy, its advocates, and Case Administrators stand ready to help fathers learn how to take advantage of their legal rights and to take their case to court. After thousands of hours in Family and Civil court, Mr. Johnson discovered that a man could take his case to court with proper instruction and win his case!
R U Daddy's goal is to help men and fathers gain access to the legal system by educating themselves about what their rights are and helping them take their case to court. "Once we educate these fathers and help them to understand the court system, they become empowered to win their cases. R U Daddy also remains ready to help with document preparation, encouragement and fees that save an estimated 80% over what an attorney typically charges," explains Eric.
R U Daddy's services include, support, teaching and encouragement to fathers and men caught up in the difficulties resulting from child support and paternity fraud. They provide teaching of legal principles, the means to establish evidence of paternity, such as legally admissible DNA tests, and instructions on how to take your case to court and present your testimony and have your argument heard.
R U Daddy offers fathers administrative assistance in drafting and completing court documentation and step-by-step education in the knowledge of father's rights.
"Knowledge fosters confidence. Confidence spurs action. Action determines results. Everyone has a right to know their rights and to act on them. We firmly believe that Pro Per, the term for representing yourself, is Proper! The American Bar Association backs us up with a study that shows 75% of those who represented themselves were more satisfied with the outcome and would do it again. 20% of that number could have afforded an attorney and chose to go Pro Per", states Eric.
For more information on Father's Rights and Child Support Fraud , visit http://www.rudaddy.com .