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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
PRESS RELEASE

September 16, 2015

MILLENNIAL STUDY STRENGTHENS FAMILY COURT REFORM PUSH
 

BOSTON -- As an advocate for shared parenting after divorce and separation, National Parents Organization is encouraged to learn a new study shows Millennial women support parental equality.

The recent study from CEB surveyed 2,000 male and female Millennials (ages 20 to 37) then analyzed values through a survey, and according to a Business Insiderstory, the results included that 77 percent of women think both partners should be equally engaged in rearing children. “Gone are the days of the woman’s duties and the man’s duties, for women ages 20 to 37, ‘sharing is caring,’” the story stated.

Dr. Ned Holstein, Founder and Board Chair of National Parents Organization, said, “While this study is encouraging for the parental equality movement sweeping the nation, it also shows that our family courts continue to be out of touch with the modern family. In fact, our nation's family courts continue in the opposite direction by awarding sole custody to one parent in more than 80 percent of cases.”

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
PRESS RELEASE

September 9, 2015

GRANDPARENTS DAY A REMINDER OF NEED FOR FAMILY COURT REFORM

BOSTON – While Grandparents Day, Sunday, Sept. 13, stands on the calendar as a day to celebrate grandparents, National Parents Organization emphasizes that the day unfortunately also serves as a reminder that many grandparents aren’t allowed to spend a significant amount of meaningful time with their grandchildren after a family experiences divorce or separation. Fortunately, a solution to the problem exists in shared parenting, and National Parents Organization urges the nearly 20 states that have considered shared parenting legislation within the past year to strengthen efforts to move the reform forward.

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
PRESS RELEASE

September 3, 2015

 
MASSACHUSETTS CHILD CUSTODY BILL SUPPORTS CHILDREN’S BEST INTEREST
SUPPORTERS, OPPONENTS CALL FOR FOCUS ON CHILDREN AFTER DIVORCE


BOSTON -- National Parents Organization (NPO) backs the Massachusetts Child-Centered Family Law proposal that is receiving a great deal of support in the Massachusetts Legislature. NPO agrees with opponents that child custody reform should focus on the best interest of children. In doing so, the organization draws attention to the overwhelming amount of research showing shared parenting after divorce – a key provision of the proposal – is in the best interest of children.

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
PRESS RELEASE

August 4, 2015

MASSACHUSETTS CHILD CUSTODY LAW REVISION RECEIVES SUPPORT AT HEARING
FAMILIES BACK LEGISLATION, FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS OPPOSE


BOSTON – Dozens of Massachusetts parents detailed the negative impact the state’s child custody law has on their families and urged lawmakers to move forward with the Child-Centered Family Law proposal during a July 21 legislative hearing. Around 50 individuals, mostly parents, testified in favor of bills SB.834 and HB.1207 during the Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing, and a few individuals, mostly members of state bar associations, spoke against the proposal.

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
PRESS RELEASE

July 15, 2015

STUDY ON WORKING MOTHERS AND THEIR DAUGHTERS UNDERSCORES NEED FOR SHARED PARENTING
NEARLY 20 STATES CURRENTLY CONSIDERING FAMILY COURT REFORM

BOSTON — National Parents Organization calls on family courts to order shared parenting to fit parents after separation or divorce in order to secure the benefits suggested in a recent study of working mothers from Harvard Business School’s new Gender Initiative. The study found that daughters experience significant benefits when their mothers work, including being more likely to complete college, be employed in leadership positions and earn higher incomes.

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