Make 2015 the year for Temporary Custody Orders

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December 5, 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.
Make 2015 the year for Temporary Custody Orders.

2014 Shared Parenting Report Card
National Parents Organization is introducing legislation to mandate Shared Parenting in Temporary Custody Orders, in as many states as possible in 2015.

Your gift will make this happen.

Shared Parenting in Temporary Custody Orders is critically important to maintain the bond children share with each of their parents to insulate the child from the pain of separation or divorce.

National Parents Organization believes we need one national voice to create a “brand name” for reform of the family courts. One force, working together, creating a better world. This is why we need your gift now.

Preserving the bond between parents and children,

Ned Holstein, MD, MS
Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors

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In Connecticut, All Juvenile Court Proceedings are Secret
December 3, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
In Connecticut, a man and his ex-wife were involved in a custody dispute. As so often happens, the mother claimed the father abused the kids. Whether her claim was true or not doesn’t seem to be known at this point, but whatever the case, her allegation alerted the state Department of Children and Families who took the three children into foster care. The father filed a petition in civil court attempting to have his children returned to him. Here’s an article about the case (CT Post, 12/2/14). Read more...

New Jersey Revokes Marsha Kleinman’s License to Practice Psychology for a Second Time
December 3, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
In what has to be a precedent of some sort, the New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners has revoked the license to practice psychology of Marsha Kleinman for a second time. I wrote here about her first revocation. Put simply, Kleinman’s one of those true believers who’s always ready to conclude that a father should be removed from a child’s life. If there’s an objective basis for doing so, so much the better, but Kleinman’s never needed that. As my first piece indicated, coercing children as young as three to make the most shocking and salacious allegations against their dads is part and parcel of Kleinman’s modus operandi. Read more...

‘Childcare Guru’ Penelope Leach Backpedals on Shared Parenting; Or Does She?
December 1, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
British childcare maven Penelope Leach is back and seems to be ducking for cover, much as her sister in arms Jennifer McIntosh has done. In the past, both have frankly opposed fathers having overnight visits with their children when the kids are young, i.e. under two, four or five depending on the study. And both have been skewered by the scientific community for doing so. After all, the great preponderance of social science on the matter demonstrates the opposite and there is no reliable science to support the proposition. Yes, there are two studies that purport to show problems with young children having overnights away from their primary caregiver, but neither is valid, at least not for that proposition. Read more...

Shared Parenting Advocates Gearing Up in Nebraska
November 30, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
A new year is just around the corner, and with it will come a new shared parenting bill in Nebraska. And, as night follows day, with the new bill will surely come the usual excuses for keeping fathers out of children’s lives. But if this very good article is any indication, the state’s press at least may no longer be falling for those unsupported and often downright strange excuses (Omaha World Herald, 11/23/14). Read more...

Kelly Rutherford Update: The Case Gets Crazier
November 28, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
She’s back. Indeed, it’s as if she’d never left. The “she” I refer to is Kelly Rutherford about whom I’ve posted here (NPO, 9/19/12). It seems her efforts to wrest her two children from their father are never ending, but we knew that. The erstwhile Gossip Girl star has kept her name and face before the public for over two years pursuing her legal battle against Daniel Giersch, father of their two children, Hermes and Helena. Read more...

French Dad Loses Child to Adoption Industry
November 28, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
In France, as in much of the United States, it seems that “possession is nine points of the law.” That old saying of course applies nowhere in Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence except in the adoption of a child (and adverse possession of real estate, an interesting comparison). There indeed, children can come to look very much like chattels that, if one possesses them long enough, become one’s own. Read more...

 

 
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“Children deserve both parents. National Parents Organization is committed to making this common-sense concept the norm in the United States. When we succeed, children will no longer be victims of a system that fosters conflict between parents and traumatizes children in the process. No one should have to endure the experiences that I had as a child, or what my daughter has been experiencing for most of her life.”

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"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