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AFCC Proposed Guidelines Anti-Shared Parenting, at Odds with Science on IPV

May 1, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts has put up its proposed guidelines that will supplement its existing Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations. The draft guidelines are meant to inform and educate custody evaluators regarding “Determining and Accounting for the Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Children and Parenting.” The AFCC is calling for public comment on the proposed guidelines.

 

Vladek Filler Wins Again

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

At last, Vladek Filler is a free man. Oh, he’s been “free,” as in “no longer in jail,” for over two years. But when I say “free,” I mean free of all the consequences of the vendetta waged against him by his ex-wife and a shamefully corrupt Ellsworth, Maine prosecutor’s office that stopped at nothing to railroad an innocent man.

 

National Parents Organization’s Holstein in Time Magazine

April 29, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Shared parenting continues to make national headlines with some 20 bills before state legislatures this year. This article, in one of the nation’s most-read weekly magazines, is not only favorable to shared parenting, but gives NPO Chairman Ned Holstein prominence (Time, 4/27/15).

 

National Parents Organization’s Pennsylvania Affiliate Rallies Against Parental Alienation

April 29, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Last week, Parental Alienation Awareness Day was observed and NPO’s Pennsylvania affiliate convened parents from across the state on the steps of the state capitol in Harrisburg to help raise consciousness of the problem. NPO’s Pennsylvania leader Stephen Meehan is to be congratulated for organizing the rally that was widely reported by state and local news media. FOX43 TV in Harrisburg reported on the rally here and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA, the CBS radio affiliate in Pittsburgh interviewed Meehan.

 

NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION OBSERVES PARENTAL ALIENATION AWARENESS DAY; LEGISLATION IN NEARLY 20 STATES SUPPORTS SHARED PARENTING AND PARENTAL EQUALITY

April 29, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

BOSTON -- As Parental Alienation Awareness Day nears – Saturday, April 25, 2015 – National Parents Organization emphasizes that while our nation’s family courts continue to marginalize one of the parents following divorce or separation, the organization is encouraged by the fact that lawmakers in about 20 states are working to support shared parenting and parental equality in child custody cases.


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