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Alienating Mother Sandra Giesbrecht on Run With Kids

June 24, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

I’ve often criticized family court judges who battle with alienating parents, sometimes for many years, until finally the alienator does something truly drastic, like abducting the children. I point out that, if the judge had acted sooner, the children would still be safe. Plus, prompt judicial action could save huge amounts of time and expense on the part of litigants as well as the court. But judges often are loath to act and the result often is a mess for everyone and abuse for the kids.


Major Media Round-up of Father’s Day Coverage

June 23, 2016
By Steve Kropper - Based in Boston, he is the lucky father of two daughters. On his grave he hopes to inscribe “My daughters are proof of magic”.

On Fathers Day, American dads are in good company. From Argentina to Russia, from Kenya to Japan, most nations seem to set a day to celebrate fatherhood.

The first US "Father's Day" was 1908, when a West Virginia mining community was mourning the Monongah Mining Disaster. 361 men were killed, 250 of them fathers, leaving around a thousand fatherless children.

I surveyed the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times to find out the current meaning of Father’s Day in the U.S.


Boston Globe Backs Shared Parenting Bill

June 23, 2016
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In a huge boost to the Massachusetts shared parenting bill, the Boston Globe has published this endorsement of H 4107 (Boston Globe, 6/20/16).

Massachusetts’ child custody laws are outdated. The Child-Centered Family Law bill acknowledges a widely held belief that isn’t always reflected in court orders: Children benefit from spending significant time with both parents. The legislation would encourage family-court judges to grant parents shared custody, with a child spending at least one-third of the time with each parent. The law would affect only the small portion of divorcing couples who rely on the courts for a custody agreement after negotiations or mediation fails — but those cases often drag on for months or years, causing irreparable damage to all involved.


What Are Republicans Doing to Promote Family Stability? Not Much.

June 23, 2016
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Meanwhile, good friend of National Parents Organization, Terry Brennan delivered this zinger (Daily Caller, 6/17/16). It’s an election year and it’s worth considering what the two major parties have to say about the crisis in American families. The answer is, ‘not much.’


NPO Battling for Shared Parenting in Missouri

June 23, 2016
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

HB 1550 is still sitting on Governor Jay Nixon’s desk awaiting his signature. It passed the state Senate unanimously and the House by an astonishing 154 – 2 margin. With that support by the people’s elected representatives, there’s really only one way for Nixon to go. A veto would say loudly and clearly that Governor’s Office is deaf to the voice of the people. Here’s NPO’s press release on HB 1550. Meanwhile, call or email Governor Nixon and tell him to sign HB 1550.

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