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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION | PRESS RELEASE

November 7, 2018
NPO’S DEUEL APPOINTED TO SERVE 4-YEAR TERM ON UTAH CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Dan Deuel RGBUtah Gov. Gary Herbert recently appointed National Parents Organization (NPO) member Dan Deuel to serve on the state’s Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee. Deuel was sworn in for his four-year term during the group’s Monday, Nov. 5, meeting.

Deuel joins the committee as a Diverse Interests Representative.

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION | PRESS RELEASE

October 26, 2018
NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF 6 NEW STATE AFFILIATES

National Parents Organization (NPO) is excited to welcome six new state affiliate chapters, adding to the organization’s already robust network of shared parenting activists across the country.

California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota and New York now have the opportunity to build membership in an effort to effect positive change in each state’s family court system. NPO now has 15 state affiliates located throughout the United States and looks to replicate recent legislative achievements in Kentucky and Virginia that promote shared parenting for children following a divorce or separation of their parents.

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October 16, 2018
POLL: OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF OHIO VOTERS SUPPORT CONCEPT OF SHARED PARENTING IN THE STATE’S FAMILY COURTS

A recent poll of voters in Ohio showed overwhelming support for shared parenting outcomes, backing up a recent National Parents Organization (NPO) study that concluded changes could be made to many default plans throughout the state.

Public Policy Polling questioned 556 Ohio voters about shared parenting — as close to equal time with both fit and willing parents in instances of divorce or separation. The results showed 89 percent of respondents believe parents share in the responsibility of raising children regardless of marital status, and 77 percent of those polled would support a change in Ohio law that would award children equal time with both “fit and willing parents” in instances of divorce.

Only 8 percent said they would oppose such a change.

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October 2, 2018
BACKLOG OF FAMILY COURT CASES LEADS TO UNNECESSARY DELAYS IN RULINGS FOR DIVORCES

Divorce remains the most common type of domestic relations case in state courts, and while the number of new filings stabilized in recent years, a lack of resources and funding can often lead to delays in receiving a ruling.

Due to dwindling resources and turnover among family court judges, hearings can often be pushed backed and create an environment of uncertainty for the thousands of children caught in the middle. National Parents Organization (NPO) believes family court outcomes should be as prompt as possible to assist children in maintaining the important relationships with both the mother and father following a divorce or separation.

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September 28, 2018
PUSH FOR SHARED PARENTING CAN AID IN REDUCING SUICIDE RATES FOR TEENS

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month offers opportunity to reflect on ability to limit negative impact on children dealing with divorce of parents

During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Parents Organization strongly favors policies and programs that protect youth from the effects a parental separation or divorce and are, therefore, at greater risk of suicide attempts.

The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed journal, found in a 2003 study that children in single-parent households are more than twice as likely to be at risk of suicide attempts. According to federal statistics, children raised by single parents and without regular and consistent contact with the other loving, fit parent, accounts for 63 percent of teen suicides.

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