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Bills and Campaigns
Fathers and Families has an ambitious legislative agenda and has helped pass family court reform legislation in over two dozen states. Below are updates on Fathers & Families' current legislative projects. To learn more about our legislative and other achievements, click here. Arizona Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Signs into Law Bill to Protect Disabled Parents from Family Court Financial Abuses California Fathers and Families Unveils Ambitious 2011 Legislative Agenda Victory! Governor Schwarzenegger Signs F & F Bill to Protect Alimony Obligors from Abuses Victory! Governor Schwarzenegger Signs F & F Bill to Protect Military Parents' Child Custody/Parenting Time Rights Victory! Schwarzenegger Signs F & F Child Support Reform Bill SB 1355 Victory! Schwarzenegger Signs F & F Bill to Protect Disabled Parents' Child Custody, Visitation Rights F & F Helps Defeat AB 612, a Damaging Bill from Opponents of Recognizing Parental Alienation Schwarzenegger Signs Child Support Reform Bill SB 580 F & F Helps Defeat AB 2475, Radical Bill from Opponents of Recognizing Parental Alienation F & F Helps Amend CA. SB 1266 to Include Both Mothers and Fathers CA AB 2700 to Reduce Divorce-Related Litigation for Same-Sex Couples Signed into Law Indiana Indiana Governor Signs F & F-Inspired Bill to Protect Disabled Parents from Family Court Abuses Massachusetts Massachusetts Knocks Down Interest Rate on Overdue Child Support by 50% F & F's Holstein Debates Leading MA. Senator on F & F"s Shared Parenting Bill in Boston Newspaper F & F Helps Defeat Bill Which Would Have Marginalized Noncustodial Parents in Their Children's Healthcare Decisions Ohio Bill to Increase Child Support Fails to Pass---Thanks to All Who Participated in Our Campaign Texas F & F Legislative Representative Helps Pass SB 279 to Protect Military Parents" Custody Rights Federal/National Legislation 36 States Have Now Passed Child Custody Bills to Protect Military Parents---It All Started With Our 2005 California Bill F & F Helps Lobby for HR 2647 which mandates that Secretary of Defense produce report on child custody litigation General Campaign: Ask DSM to Include Parental Alienation in Upcoming Edition