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Shared Parenting: A Solution to Nevada's Divorce Rate
November 12, 2015
SHARED PARENTING: A SOLUTION TO NEVADA’S DIVORCE RATE
STATE HOLDS THE HIGHEST DIVORCE RATE IN THE COUNTRY
With Nevada recording the highest divorce rate in the nation, National Parents Organization encourages state legislators to explore family court reform as a proven solution to curbing a national trend that continues to have a devastating impact on our modern families.
National Parents Organization Recognizes National Domestic Violence Awareness Throughout the Year
October 30, 2015
NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZES NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
As October - the month declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month - comes to a close, National Parents Organization commits to recognizing the goals of the month year-round by raising awareness of the tragic impact domestic violence has on many families throughout the nation.
Shared Parenting: A Solution to the Nation's Divorce Rate
October 20, 2015
SHARED PARENTING: A SOLUTION TO THE NATION’S DIVORCE RATE
With nearly half of marriages ending in divorce, National Parents Organization encourages state legislatures to explore family court reform as a proven solution to curbing a national trend that continues to have a devastating impact on our modern families.
The current family court system incentivizes divorce while a reform effort to ensure parental equality and shared parenting would leave neither parent in a position to be pigeonholed as primary care giver nor bread winner following divorce or separation. Rather, they would share equally in the responsibility of raising their children following divorce or separation.
“Our family courts continue to incentivize divorce in custody battles by routinely positioning one parent as the winner – the one who receives more time with the children and carries more financial support – while the other parent falls into a role of visitor in the child's life,” said Dr. Ned Holstein, Founder and Board Chair of National Parents Organization. "If both parents were facing a reality in which they each equally share child rearing following a divorce – both in terms of time and financial support – more parents would be encouraged to preserve the marriage and share the responsibilities of the family."
Youth Gun Violence, Mass Shootings Tied to Need for Family Court Reform
October 14, 2015
YOUTH GUN VIOLENCE, MASS SHOOTINGS TIED TO NEED FOR FAMILY COURT REFORM
National Parents Organization believes that a powerful measure to reduce the number of mass shootings is going unexplored. As the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency has reported, “the most reliable indicator of violent crime in a community is the proportion of fatherless families.” Fatherless families, in turn, are caused in part by family courts that exclude fathers from post-divorce parenting. By instituting shared parenting after divorce or separation, fathers would be allowed to continue to show their sons the right way to grow into manhood.
"It is important to remind our nation that the solution to this problem starts in the home with parenting," said Dr. Ned Holstein, MD, Founder and Board Chair of National Parents Organization said. "Unfortunately, however, our nation's family courts prevent millions of divorced and separated fathers from having meaningful relationships with their children, which only leaves their children more vulnerable to this unfortunate behavior."
Maryland Family Court Reform Push Leads to Oct. 3 Showing of "Divorce Corp"
September 25, 2015
MARYLAND FAMILY COURT REFORM PUSH LEADS TO OCT. 3
SHOWING OF “DIVORCE CORP”
At a time when more than one-third of the states are considering family court reform that encourages shared parenting after divorce, National Parents Organization of Maryland invites local leaders, residents and members of the media to learn more about the reform efforts during a local showing of the documentary “Divorce Corp.”