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Pass Massachusetts S.B. 834!

July 30, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

National Parents Organization had a huge win this year in Utah. The Beehive State passed the most far-reaching shared parenting bill ever in the United States save possibly for Arizona’s. That law encourages judges to order a minimum of 145 days parenting time — 40% — for each parent post-divorce.

 

Sign the Petition!

July 30, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Here’s a petition to the White House urging the Obama Administration to throw its weight behind shared parenting. Here’s how it reads:

Too many children of divorced parents are currently harmed by the existing divorce laws. The current laws are heavily biased, in words and in practice, toward assigning custody to only ONE of the parents. The other parent is left with little to no parenting time at all and yet they are burdened with the obligation to pay excessive and disproportionate amount of child support. These parents are often forced by the court to enter a spiral of bankruptcy and jail time. The victims of these outdated and harmful divorce laws are the CHILDREN who lost the support of one of their loving parents. While divorce laws are mostly state matters, the President has the bully pulpit that he can use to bring this into national highlight and I am pleading with him to help right this wrong.

 

NPO’s Franklin Appears on WCHE, Philadelphia

July 30, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

When we’re not arm-twisting in the halls of state legislatures, NPO is hard about the task of spreading the word about the need for shared parenting. To that end, NPO’s Robert Franklin was honored to appear on WCHE, 1520 AM in Philadelphia this past Monday. Here’s a link to the audio.

 

National Parents Organization Making the News

July 30, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In that same vein, here’s a list of recent articles, appearances and quotes by NPO board members and volunteers. As usual, NPO is at the forefront of the campaign to raise awareness of the importance of shared parenting.

 

Yahoo Writer, Australian Academic Misread Study on Fathers’ Attitudes About Work/Family Balance

July 30, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

It’s hard to know which is worse, this article or the study it reports on (Yahoo, 7/28/15). Whichever one ultimately wins the race to the bottom, both are pretty bad.

The topic is the same one that commentators have so often tried and failed to effectively deal with — fathers and mothers and the work/family balance. Try as they might, many people opining on that subject just can’t manage to wrap their minds around the most basic concepts — that part of the work/family balance is work. And sure enough, the Yahoo piece announces its bias right from the start, i.e. the headline.


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