Success in Reforming Connecticut Alimony

National Parents Organization - Newsletter July 6, 2013

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July 6, 2013

NPO Logo National Parents Organization improves the lives of children and strengthens society by protecting every child's right to the love and care of both parents after separation or divorce. We seek better lives for children through family court reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers.
Success in Reforming Connecticut Alimony!
By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, National Parents Organization

Alan Cooke
Governor Dannel Patrick Malloy
National Parents Organization of Connecticut is proud to announce that on June 25th Connecticut Governor Dannel Patrick Malloy signed into law HB6688 revising statutes relating to the award of alimony. It is effective October 1, 2013.

Working with Connecticut Alimony Reform, our new affiliate has begun to improve alimony statutes in Connecticut. HB6688 highlights the fact that alimony statutes are gender neutral in their application; makes the switch to gender inclusive language; and adds education and earning capacity to the list of factors for consideration. The law changes husband and wife to spouse. A sensible change in a same gender marriage state. It also provides for a study of the fairness and adequacy of state statutes relating to the award of alimony to be conducted by the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee.

Please let us know if you would like to get involved with our Connecticut Affiliate. They will continue their work on alimony and are planning to testify at the child support guidelines hearings in the fall. Read more...
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National Parents Organization is working to build a strong affiliate in every state. What will it take to bring National Parents Organization to your state? Leadership. It takes a team of volunteers to organize in your state and to reach out to legislators, media, and other groups who will work with us to make shared parenting the norm.

If you are ready, please contact Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director. Together we can built an affiliate in your state.

British Teen Lays Waste British Family Courts
July 5, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
I could write about family courts every day (come to think of it I do write about family courts every day) and not have the impact that this piece has (A Voice for Men, 7/4/13). That’s because it’s written by a passionate and clear-seeing 16-year-old girl who knows a thing or two about family courts. Read more...

Lincoln Journal Star Picks up the PASK Ball and Runs With It
July 3, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge project has barely been completed, but it’s already having an effect. PASK is a massive undertaking by the journal Partner Abuse to gather and analyze the state of our scientific knowledge about domestic violence since 1990. Some 42 researchers pored over 12,000 peer-reviewed studies for three years and published their findings in over 2,000 pages of written findings published in an entire year of the journal. In short, PASK is the most exhaustive, comprehensive look at the state of our knowledge about DV in this country. If anything has the power to alter the utterly wrongheaded approach to domestic violence we’ve pursued for almost four decades, PASK is it. Read more...

Catherine Kieu Gets Life in Husband’s Genital Mutilation
July 1, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Catherine Kieu has been sentenced to life in prison for severing her husband’s penis two years ago. She then put the organ in the garbage disposal, damaging it so it could not be surgically reattached. Kieu then called the police and, when they arrived, she told them “he deserved it.” She was convicted of felony counts of torture and aggravated mayhem. The 50-year-old Kieu will be eligible for parole in seven years. Read about it here (WPTV, 6/29/13). Read more...

Volunteer Testimonial

"There is nothing more tragic than a child who has been abandoned by his father, except those children who are prevented by judicial neglect, from being a part of their fathers' lives."

Louis Kiefer
Louis Kiefer, Esq., Member, Connecticut Executive Committee

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Volunteer Testimonial

"There is nothing more meaningful that we can do to ensure that our children will flourish than to protect their relationship with both parents. The National Parents Organization focuses on significant, practical changes to family law that will protect every child's right to the full, loving involvement of fit parents. The National Parents Organization offers the opportunity to be effective in making changes that will protect the parent-child relationship when parents live apart."

By Donald C. Hubin, Ph.D., Chair, Ohio Executive Committee