NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION OF UTAH PASSES SHARED PARENTING LEGISLATION!

WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON BOYS & MEN RALLIES AT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL EVENT IN IOWA

NPO Virginia’s Christian Paasch Posts Op-Ed in Newspapers Across the State!

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May 7, 2015

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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION OF UTAH PASSES SHARED PARENTING LEGISLATION!
By Dan Deuel, Executive Committee Member, National Parents Organization of Utah
Dan Deuel
Dan Deuel, Executive Committee Member, National Parents Organization of Utah
In March, National Parents Organization of Utah, successfully spearheaded passage of the state’s first shared parenting legislation! HB35 wasn’t the only success NPO Utah had, but it was the most significant. Headed by Dave Daniels and Janet Robins, NPO Utah is on a roll!

NPO Utah wants to thank Representative V. Lowry Snow for sponsoring HB35 and working so closely with NPO to help ensure its passage. He is an excellent legislator who practiced family law and saw up close many of the challenges parents and their children face when custody is considered. He understands these issues very well, and we appreciate his hard work on the bill. NPO also wants to acknowledge the Utah State Bar’s Family Law section that endorsed HB35.

Under current Utah law, a noncustodial parent is entitled to a minimum schedule of every other weekend (Friday evening to Sunday evening) and one week night per week for three hours. Additionally, noncustodial parents are entitled to one-half of the annual holidays and four weeks during the summer. Read more...


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WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON BOYS & MEN RALLIES AT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL EVENT IN IOWA
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
National Parents Organization attended a Republican Presidential primary event in Des Moines, Iowa on April 25 where nine Republican presidential candidates were present. We did this as part of a delegation of Commissioners promoting the creation of a White House Council on Boys & Men.

Dr. Warren Farrell, Chair of the Commission for the White House Council, organized the group to attend the Coalition’s 15th Annual Spring Kickoff as a way to continue a dialogue about the need to create a bi-partisan commission to address a nationwide crisis that exists among boys and men in our country. Read more...


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NPO Virginia’s Christian Paasch Posts Op-Ed in Newspapers Across the State!
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Christian Paasch
Christian Paasch, Chair, Executive Committee, National Parents Organization of Virginia
Paasch’s op-ed on recent positive depictions of fathers in television ads was picked up by the Augusta Free Press, the Suffolk News Herald, Ashburn Rising and Meridian Magazine. Paasch has also been appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the state’s Child Support Guidelines Review Panel. Paasch and NPO Virginia are becoming forces to be reckoned with in Virginia. Here’s his op-ed in full.

In today’s marketing environment, dad-bashing seems to be on the wane. In fact, inspiring and refreshingly positive television ads have recently managed to gain popularity while avoiding this pitfall. I applaud Dove, Nissan and Toyota for having the courage to step away from the norm and, in doing so, not only bring men into the mainstream picture of the modern American parent, but also for doing so in a way that is perhaps more innovative than anything else: championing one gender without attacking, alienating or poking fun at the other gender. Read more...

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Colorado Case to Decide Rights of ‘Psychological Parents’ vs. Bio Dad
May 4, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
A lawsuit is under way in Colorado that has the potential to irreparably damage the rights of unmarried biological parents, mostly fathers. A state appellate court is set to hear the case of In the Interest of K.A.B., a Minor Child. Depending on its decision, the case may proceed to the Colorado Supreme Court and then to the United States Supreme Court. Read more...

Washington Post: ‘Data Actually Show’ Fatherlessness to Be No Big Deal
May 3, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Last Tuesday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul called into Laura Ingraham’s radio talk show to comment on the recent riots in Baltimore that followed the brutal killing of an African-American man by local police. Criminal charges have since been filed against the six officers. Here’s what Paul said: Read more...

AFCC Proposed Guidelines Anti-Shared Parenting, at Odds with Science on IPV
May 1, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts has put up its proposed guidelines that will supplement its existing Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations. The draft guidelines are meant to inform and educate custody evaluators regarding “Determining and Accounting for the Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Children and Parenting.” The AFCC is calling for public comment on the proposed guidelines. Read more...

Vladek Filler Wins Again
April 30, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
At last, Vladek Filler is a free man. Oh, he’s been “free,” as in “no longer in jail,” for over two years. But when I say “free,” I mean free of all the consequences of the vendetta waged against him by his ex-wife and a shamefully corrupt Ellsworth, Maine prosecutor’s office that stopped at nothing to railroad an innocent man. Read more...

Time Magazine: Children Fare Better with Shared Parenting
April 29, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
This Time Magazine article is quite good, and not just because our own Ned Holstein is quoted so favorably (Time, 4/27/15). As the momentum toward shared parenting continues to grow, articles in widely-read news sources like Time both chart that growth and promote it. Here’s how Holstein is quoted in the article. Read more...
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