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globe-magazine-cover-07-31-11The Boston Globe Magazine today printed a letter from Fathers and Families supporter David A. Bardes concerning his experiences with shared parenting. Bardes wrote:

While the pundits argue from one side or the other, my ex-wife and I have actually been doing shared parenting for seven years. We fired the lawyers and told the family courts to mind their own business.

The results can best be voiced by my daughter, who was interviewed for an article at age 15: "Compared to my old life,' she said, "shared parenting is not just one of the best things that has happened, it is the best thing that has ever happened to my family.'

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