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New York Times Forum Author: Child Support System is ‘Fair’

April 24, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Having published a couple of fact-based articles about the child support system that are also sympathetic to fathers, the editors at the New York Times just couldn’t resist. As they often do on other topics, they followed up with one of their forums called “Room for Debate,” in which they invite a few people with differing viewpoints to comment on the subject in question. That’s a fair approach, but all too often results in a “The Earth: Flat or Spherical?” type of debate. Of course we all value principled disagreement, but in some matters, some arguments just don’t have the heft that others do.

 

Mother Forgives $38 K Child Support Debt

April 23, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

And it’s a twofer! The New York Times ran two pieces in the same day on child support, both of them fact-based and sympathetic to fathers. As I asked yesterday, “will wonders never cease?”

 

White House Council on Boys and Men

April 22, 2015
By Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Acting Executive Director, National Parents Organization

In this issue of the newsletter, we are honored to have a piece by Warren Farrell. Warren describes the efforts he has led to create a White House Council on Boys and Men. Warren is the noted author of numerous influential books, including Father and Child Reunion (here). This is one of the best exposes of the problems we are fighting in the family courts. If you have not read it, now is the time.

 

20 States Currently Considering Shared Parenting Legislation

April 22, 2015
By Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Acting Executive Director, National Parents Organization

In a major coup for the shared parenting movement, The Wall Street Journal published a prominent article on April 17 (here) highlighting that approximately 20 states are currently considering shared parenting legislation. National Parents Organization was pleased to bring this important legislation to the Journal’s attention and grateful that the publication responded with national coverage that included a print story and WSJ video.

 

New York Times Attacks Child Support System

April 22, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Will wonders never cease? This New York Times article on child support is not only accurate, but sympathetic to impecunious fathers (New York Times, 4/19/15). Maybe it’s a combination of the Office of Child Support Enforcement’s latest effort to amend regulations governing establishment, payment and enforcement of child support orders and the recent shooting death in South Carolina of Walter Scott that’s spurred awareness of the travesty that so often is our system of child support.


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