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New Hampshire State Representative David Bickford, a longtime fighter for shared parenting and fairness for fathers, has asked  our supporters to send emails in support of HB139, New Hampshire's Comparable Parenting bill. To send an email to all five house subcommittee members who will vote on this bill, click here. The bill will be decided by a subcommittee of the House Children and Family Law Committee as early as March 10. Through Bickford's efforts, in 2005 a similar shared parenting legislation passed the NH house unanimously. Bickford says:
When a parent asks for equal or near equal time to raise children after separation or divorce, this bill requires the court to make a decision based on evidence, as opposed to a guardian ad litem imposing personal values, which too often results in every other weekend for dad.
To send an email to all five house subcommittee members who will vote on this bill, click here. To call the members of the committee, see the list below. Subcommittee Members Representative Anne Grassie – Subcommittee Chair Republican 9 Central Ave Rochester, NH 03867 603 332-8562 [email protected] Representative Dan Itse Republican PO Box 70 Fremont, NH 03044 603 642-9403 [email protected] Representative Susan Ford Democrat 557 Sugar Hill Rd Easton, NH 03580 603 823-5609 [email protected] Representative Gina Hutchinson Democrat PO Box 153 East Derry, NH 03041 603 432-9116 [email protected] Representative Beth Arsenault Democrat 71 Cottonwood Ave Laconia, NH 03246 603 528-1727 [email protected]

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