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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION

PRESS RELEASE

November 13, 2014

NATIONAL STUDY GRADES STATES FOR SHARED PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE STATE-BY-STATE ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS PARENTAL INEQUALITY ACROSS THE NATION

BOSTON – National Parents Organization announced today the release of its 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card, an inaugural report issuing state-by-state grades in the nation’s first comprehensive review of child custody statutes as they relate to shared parenting in instances of divorce and separation.

“Despite what you might believe, shared parenting is not the norm in instances of divorce and separation. In fact, family courts award sole custody, usually to the mother, in over 80 percent of child custody cases,” said Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S., Founder and Chair of National Parents Organization. “Our report highlights that many states are not only discouraging shared parenting, but they are also depriving children of what they benefit from most – ample time with both of their parents – while also enabling a system that fosters parental inequality.”

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION

PRESS RELEASE

October 2, 2014

NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION HONORS CHILD HEALTH DAY SHARED PARENTING ADVOCACY EFFORTS UPHOLD HISTORIC PROCLAMATION

BOSTON -- National Parents Organization will honor National Child Health Day, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, by continuing to advocate for shared parenting – the child custody arrangement that federal statistics as well as child development studies consistently show serves the best interest of children’s health and well-being after parents divorce or separate.

By promoting shared parenting – also referred to as equal child custody – National Parents Organization answers a call President Calvin Coolidge made in 1928 under a Joint Resolution of Congress that proclaimed National Child Health Day a United States Federal Observance Day. In the proclamation, the President invited all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day, and he stated that “a day should be set apart each year for the direction of our thoughts towards the health and well-being of our children.”

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PRESS RELEASE

April 20, 2014

GOVERNOR PATRICK SUPPORTS HISTORIC OVERHAUL OF CUSTODY LEGISLATION JUST IN TIME FOR PARENTAL ALIENATION AWARENESS DAY

BOSTON – As we approach National Parental Alienation Awareness Day (April 25), National Parents Organization applauds Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for his leadership in promoting a historic re-write of the Massachusetts custody statute that encourages shared parenting. If passed by the Legislature, the Governor’s bill will help all children of divorce, but especially those with a parent inclined to alienate the child from the other parent.

“Shared parenting is the most powerful ‘vaccine’ to prevent parental alienation,” said Dr. Ned Holstein, Chair and Founder of National Parents Organization. “Moreover, shared parenting diminishes parental conflict, increases child support and college payments, and leads to better grades, less mental illness, less substance abuse and less delinquency among children. It is a win-win-win for mothers, fathers and children, and best of all, it is free.”

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION

PRESS RELEASE

January 9, 2014

MEDIA SOURCE: CHAIR NED HOLSTEIN AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON FAMILY COURT DOCUMENTARY DIVORCE CORP.

BOSTON – National Parents Organization is pleased to contribute to the growing dialogue surrounding the anticipated release of Divorce Corp., a documentary film that portrays the divorce industry as a “big business” that damages families. Divorce Corp. is set to be released in theaters across the nation on January 10, 2014.

"This film has the potential to accelerate much needed family court reform across our nation,” said Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Chair of the National Parents Organization. “The movie creates an opportunity for people of good faith to unite for the benefit of our children who continue to feel the negative impacts of our broken family court system.”

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