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August 14, 2014

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.
We Need Your Help: Simple Ways to Make Big Impact for Our Cause
By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, National Parents Organization

Rita Fuerst Adams
Rita Fuerst Adams
As a membership-driven organization, National Parents Organization realizes every individual offers tremendous potential for advancing our mission and increasing awareness of the impact family courts are having on our modern families.

In fact, our greatest ability to make an impact and reform our family court system can be realized simply through the strength in our numbers. Simply joining National Parents Organization, which is free and easy to do online, will give us a louder voice as we advocate collectively for change in communities across the nation.

If you are already a member, please consider these additional, easy ways to help us work toward making shared parenting and parental equality the norm in our society: Read more...

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Information Resources

> Share Your Story:

Members share stories of their children and families.
> Advice:
Our most frequently asked questions are posted with answers from experts.
> Forms and Documents:
Many forms and documents are common to many cases in your state or even across the United States.
> Parent To Parent:
Your opportunity to share with other parents and with extended family members supporting you and other parents.

Establish an Affiliation in Your State

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 build an affiliate in your state.

When Child Support Policies Hurt Fathers and Their Children
August 12, 2014 by Don Hubin, PhD, Chair, Executive Committee, National Parents Organization of Ohio
The Atlantic published a very interesting article by Elizabeth Stuart, “How Anti-Poverty Programs Marginalize Fathers.” It’s definitely worth a read and you can find it on line here. It recounts a number of ways in which well-intentioned child support laws and policies have hurt the most vulnerable fathers and the children they were designed to help. Read more...

American Enterprise Institute Gets Much Wrong on Single Motherhood
August 11, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
One of the chief opponents of equalizing outcomes in family courts is the press, as usual largely ignorant of and incurious about the pertinent facts. I often criticize news outlets like the New York Times due to its consistent anti-father bias and general unawareness of easy-to-come-by information. Read more...

Anti-Dad Narrative Comes Unhinged
August 10, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Often one of the best aspects of small-town newspapers is that they’re not so bent on promoting the usual narratives that we see daily in the large-circulation dailies like the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, etc. Noam Chomsky described those narratives as “manufacturing consent” for elite policies and perspectives, accomplished by repeating favored themes and eliding or marginalizing points of view deemed beyond the pale. Read more...

MHPs’ Preparation of Parents for Custody Evaluations: Suborning Perjury?
August 8, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
“(1) That E. received extensive — over 50 hours — of preparation for her forensic interview with Dr. Herman from a fellow expert, Dr. Jonathan Gould.”
That’s a quotation from the New York case of E.V. vs. R.V. that I wrote about on Thursday. And it leads to the revelation of an entire sub-genre of services provided by mental health professionals (MHPs) — “pro-litigant preparation.” What is “pro-litigant preparation?” It’s the employment by a litigant (often in child custody cases) of a mental health professional for the purpose of preparing the litigant for the evaluation to be conducted by another MHP, often appointed by the court. Read more...

Katy Perry Doesn’t ‘Need a Dude’ to Have a Child
August 8, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
When I was a little kid, one day I heard my parents talking and they used the term “poetic license.” I thought that meant you had to get a license to be a poet. It seemed strange that you had to be licensed to write poetry the way you need a license to drive a car, but then, there was much about the adult world that seemed strange to me. Truth to tell, there still is Read more...

E.V. vs. R.V.: The Mental Health Profession Abets Parental Alienation<
August 7, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
The ability and the all-too-frequent tendency of mental health professionals to aid and abet one parent in the alienation of a child from its other parent is made entirely clear in this case out of Westchester County, New York. In it, the willingness of at least three mental health professionals to exchange the well-being of a little boy for pay is apparent and enough to make reasonable people gape in wonder and outrage. Read more...


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“Moms and dads are induced by the present system to conflict over their kids, while having fundamental parental liberty and privacy rights unconstitutionally infringed upon. In a number of states the National Parents Organization has been successful in improving family law, and I am privileged to be part of National Parents Organization's growth in my state.”

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