THIS NEW YEAR is off to a remarkable start. With hundreds of rallies across the country, we know there are a variety of reasons people are tired of injustice, inequality, imbalance, and discrimination.
In our work to reform Virginia’s family courts, we certainly empathize with the emotions and goals of the marchers. Sadly, our family courts remain unchanged from a 1950s dynamic of “women stay home, men stay at work.”
This mindset has led to the status quo of sole child custody after divorce or separation versus shared parenting — a flexible arrangement where a child spends as close to equal time as possible with each parent.