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Changing Child Support Guidelines: One State at a Time

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October 9, 2013

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Changing Child Support Guidelines: One State at a Time
By John Clapp, PhD, Member, Executive Committee, National Parents Organization of Connecticut

John Clapp
John Clapp, PhD
Will Connecticut policy makers listen to testimony supporting shared parenting?

Tuesday, October 15 is your last opportunity to join near unanimous grass-roots support for important changes to Child Support Guidelines in Connecticut.  People from all walks of life support the effort to have Connecticut change their Guidelines to recognize that both parents share in the financial decision making authority for their children.

On August 1, 2013, Massachusetts changed their Guidelines to actively encourage shared parenting and clarified that up to age 23 family courts have discretion in ordering child support  and/or college contribution.  National Parents Organization and our members succeeded in making these changes through our presentations at the child support hearings and our well written and researched testimony.

We can make change in Connecticut with your help. Read more...

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Maine Gov. LePage Gets It Wrong Again on Domestic Violence
October 7, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Maine’s Governor Paul LePage has long been in the forefront of the fight against domestic violence. In that way, he’s the state’s version of Vice President Joe Biden; domestic violence is his pet issue. Read more...

ACLU Fights Same-Gender Education: Christina Hoff Sommers Fights Back
October 6, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
After some 30 years of declining male achievement in schools, some people have noticed that one thing that can reverse that trend is male-only classrooms. Read more...

Hymowitz: Do Women Really Want Equality?
October 4, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Over the years the fact has impressed itself on me time and again — despite decades of feminist effort to rid us of gender roles, we the people aren’t going along. Read more...

Sen. Karpisek Rips Ad Hoc Committee Opposition to Shared Parenting Bill
October 3, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Nebraska State Bar Association President Marsha Fangmeyer continues to come under withering fire for her frankly inconsistent and apparently false statements about LB22, the bill that would require judges to maximize parenting time for each parent in a child custody matter or explain why he/she didn’t do so. Read more...

Breaking Bad: 2013’s Answer to 1968
October 2, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn’t I? I refer of course to blogging about AMC’s hit drama series “Breaking Bad,” now that it’s over. Read more...

 


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