First, attend the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017 (ICSP 2017) on May 29-31, 2017 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston.
Then attend AFCC 2017 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel immediately after the close of ICSP 2017 on May 31, 2017, a five minute walk from the Westin.
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March 23, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
As I said yesterday, Rachlin and Frankel’s immodest proposal for the state to march into delivery rooms, remove newborns from their mothers and fathers and hand them to someone – anyone – else, never mentions the science of parental attachment and is overtly a political screed. That parents are uniformly referred to by the authors as “genetic chauvinists” only underscores the point.
That makes it all the more remarkable that the two psychologists are aware enough of political reality to admit that their suggestion is utterly impossible politically, as it ought to be.
March 22, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
The statement “I’m not making this up” comes to mind more and more these days. The enthusiasm with which many people embrace the most absurd notions continues to amaze. Sometimes it seems as if there’s a contest for who can say the stupidest thing or come up with the most jaw-dropping idea. If so, I’d like to offer this article as a contestant for whatever prize is on offer (Aeon, 3/17/17).
On occasion, I write a piece on paternity fraud, the law on which never fails to astonish. In only five states is there any form of judicial remedy for a man who’s been denied knowledge of his child or the man who’s been convinced a child is his who’s not. Both men are harmed as is the child when it eventually learns that Daddy isn’t its father but a stranger is. In my more perfervid moments, I’ve been moved to ask, since the law doesn’t discourage mothers from lying about paternity and allows them to, in effect, choose pretty much any man they wish to be the “father,” why not simply assign fathers to children at random? Why not just draw the name of any man out of a hat and dub him Dad?
March 21, 2017 by Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Chair of the Board, National Parents OrganizationFor those who anticipate a custody battle or modification, National Parents Organization is offering a once-in-a-generation gathering of the greatest researchers in the world on shared parenting at a conference on May 29-30, 2017 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in downtown Boston. If you attend this conference, you will be equipped with the latest and best science on the benefits of shared parenting, practical application within the courtroom, and an up-close look at those who might be the best expert witnesses in the U.S.
March 20, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Compare and contrast, this article with the emails and other missives from North Dakota family lawyers and their backers in the State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) about which I wrote yesterday (Valley News Live 3/15/17). The article is the transcript of an interview with Sean Kasson, a supporter of HB 1392 that would create a “rebuttable presumption that equal parenting time and residential responsibility promotes the best interests and welfare of the child.” “Equal parenting time and residential responsibility” is defined as having the child in the parent’s care for as close to 50% of the time as possible, but no less than 35%.
What jumps out at the reader of the lawyers’ emails is their undisguised reliance on the narrowest of elites to do their bidding at the expense of everyone else. In the emails, the lawyers take note of the fact that the bill passed the House Judiciary Committee by a unanimous vote and overwhelmingly (71 – 21) in the final House vote. The family lawyers and their friends in the domestic violence industry are hanging their hats on the bill’s being killed in committee by its chairman, Senator Kelly Armstrong.