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Happy Thanksgiving!

We at the National Parents Organization wish everyone a happy, relaxed and peaceful Thanksgiving.  We all have much for which to be thankful and Thanksgiving is the day we set aside every year to pause and reflect on those things.  It’s a good spiritual exercise to do, to simply remember the good things in your life.

If you have a family, one of those things is that the movement away from laws that damage families in divorce are under siege as never before.  In my 17 years of advocating for family court reform, I’ve never seen the movement stronger or more diverse.  I’ve never seen its message so resounding and so little opposed.  The movement toward sanity in family law is gaining momentum.  We may soon see the day when children don’t lose one parent when the adults divorce.  We may soon see the day when one parent isn’t bankrupted by ruinous court orders for child and spousal support.  We may soon see the day when the consent of both parents to the adoption of their child is required.

Slowly but surely, the truth, along with fairness for adults and the real best interests of children are winning the day.  That’s truly something for which to give thanks.


Utah Adoption Case Thwarted — For Now

November 25, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

An adoption case in Utah that continues to unfold is perhaps the single hottest piece of family law news in the country right now (Deseret News, 11/23/15). For several days, local news media were reporting that, once again, a single father had had his child taken from him by the legal system that knew full well who he was, where he was and that he did not consent to his daughter’s adoption. Indeed, Dad Colby Nielsen had his daughter in his hands when authorities took her from him and handed her to an unnamed adoptive couple.


The Root Takes a Stand for Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Lives

November 24, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Understanding the true role of fathers in children’s lives got a boost this week here (The Root, 11/22/15). Writing for a largely African-American audience, Sheehan Fisher takes on many of the current-day myths about fathers as uninterested in their children. His main point is that this has never before been the case and isn’t now, pop culture notwithstanding.


New York State Reduces Secrecy of Child Protective Services

November 24, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

New York has struck a small blow for sanity and against the secrecy in which the state’s child protective agency operates. In so doing, it’s brought to light yet another detriment of that secrecy, one that hadn’t occurred to me before.


Indian Activists Demand Family Court Reform, Shared Parenting

November 24, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Meanwhile, half way around the world, family court reform activists in India are mounting a movement for shared parenting in that nation of over one billion people. Read about it here (The Times of India, 11/19/15).

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