In 2011, We Resolve to...

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Fathers and Families

In 2011, We Resolve to...
December 27, 2010
...Reform the Family Law System!

It is time to change the family law system, and Fathers and Families is doing it. In 2011 we have the opportunity to make major changes but we can't do it without you--please remember to make your tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year by visiting

Our work and our victories have real consequences for families everywhere. For example, before Christmas we heard from two Southern California fathers who were able to prevent their kids from being moved, one to New Jersey, the other to Colorado. 

Why were they able to win? 

Because the organizations that think custodial parents should have all the rights and noncustodial parents none twice tried to legislatively destroy the state's improved case law on move-aways, and twice we helped defeat them. Because of these victories, today the four children involved in these two cases each have two parents in their lives instead of one.

Every person reading this email benefits to some degree from this vital work—help fund it by going to

The new year brings a new beginning. Recently Brent, a longtime Fathers and Families member, began to enjoy a new beginning with his 19-year-old daughter from whom he'd been alienated since his divorce. The daughter was living out of the country but, unbeknownst to Brent, had been in touch with her half-brother. 

One day Brent got the phone call that hundreds of thousands of alienated parents dream of--his daughter said she'd moved back to the same city as Brent, and wanted to meet her dad for dinner. A joyous reunion followed.

Fathers and Families has been one of the leading forces in the struggle to get family courts to stop custodial parents from alienating their children against the noncustodial parents, and many of you have taken part in our campaigns on this issue. Help fund this work through your gift at

In 2010 Fathers and Families proved that making change is possible, as we passed seven different family court reform bills and blocked several bad bills. We can win this battle but only if we continue to build a strong organization, and funding is key. Thanks in advance for your support.

Together with you in the love of our children,

Glenn Sacks, MA
Executive Director

Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S.
Founder and Chair of the Board

P.S. If money is tight now, please consider making a small monthly gift by going to We also accept PayPal.

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Volunteer Testimonial

"I am honored to be a part of the National Parents Organization and to support the effort to make shared parenting the presumptive model for divorced families. Social justice comes in many forms, not the least of which is ensuring a child’s right to receive equitable love, care and role modeling from both parents whenever those parents are willing and able to make that commitment. As a child victim of a winner-take-all physical custody system myself, I know how impractical it is to have a healthy, nurturing relationship with the parent whom one merely “visits.” "

By Don Neel, Member, Connecticut Executive Committee