Whether a parent or child has a devastating story as a result of the family courts keeping a loving parent away from a child or a grandparent has an uplifting story made possible by shared parenting after divorce or separation, each personal tale is important. Collectively, all child custody experiences play a critical role in efforts to move family court reform forward. National Parents Organization leaders working for changes that support the best interests of families point to these first-hand stories as evidence of how our nation’s family courts impact lives.
"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.” "