CHICAGO, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To turn the tide of fatherlessness, this Saturday, June 15th, Attorney Jeffery Leving will be dedicating his Fathers' Rights Legal Radio Show on Power 92.3 FM (9:00am – 10:00am CT) to honor all fathers everywhere struggling to celebrate Father's Day this Sunday with their children. Father's Day isn't just one day, it is a lifelong memory. You can also stream live at http://power92chicago.com to listen to the show.
This Sunday is set aside to honor and celebrate Father's Day, however, many dads in Chicago and throughout our nation will be spending the day alone. This unfortunate condition is related to the reality that over 50% of children born in Chicago are born out-of-wedlock. This statistic translates into the harsh reality that many of these children will never know their dads. This is not just a vital statistic; but an alarming issue for our nation that needs to be confronted head-on.
The national average statistic is lower, but not by much – 41% of children born in the USA are born out-of-wedlock. This translates into millions of children living absent their biological father. Not good, considering children who live absent their biological fathers are, on average, more likely to be poor, to experience educational problems, become victims of abuse, and are more likely to engage in criminal behavior. But there is hope, because young men are now placing fatherhood and family time at the top of their list of priorities.`
For over 30 years, Jeffery Leving has traveled the United States as a fighting advocate to save an integral part of the American Family - Fathers' Rights. Before he promoted the importance of fatherhood with President Obama, Mr. Leving was in the headlines where he helped reunite Elian Gonzalez with his father in Cuba. Mr. Leving has also established himself as a policy maker, co-authoring The Illinois Joint Custody Law as well as other legislation. Named one of "America's Best Lawyers" by Forbes, Leving is the Chairman of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood (www.responsiblefatherhood.illinois.gov).
Not all children are fortunate enough to have a father in their lives. We can never forget that to improve the well-being of America's children, we must restore paternal involvement as a societal norm in all communities.
For more information please call Jennifer Whiteside at 312-296.3666 or go to www.dadsrights.com and follow Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery Leving on Twitter @fathersmatter.
SOURCE Law Offices of Jeffery Leving