May 4, 2018. Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com, "Shared Parenting Keeps Families Together," by Matt Hale, National Parents Organization of Kentucky
We still see courts making mothers the primary custodians over 80 percent of the time. It’s still a woman’s job to raise the kids, married or not. The same courts send fathers the bills. It’s still the man’s job to pay.
Things are quickly changing. A light of hope arose this week in a surprising place. On April 26, Gov. Matt Bevin signed a new child custody law (House Bill 528) that was initiated by the National Parents Organization. The bill passed both chambers of the state legislature overwhelmingly. Republicans and Democrats spoke with one voice, stating that children deserve the best chance in life, and that means equal access to both parents.
April 30, 2018. NPR/Kentucky Public Radio, "Kentucky is the First State in the Country to Create a 'Legal Presumption” for Joint Custody in Divorce Proceedings," Quotes Matt Hale, National Parents Organization of Kentucky
April 26, 2018. Topeka Capital-Journal, Kansas, "‘Evaders’ Program Damaging to Families," by Will Mitchell, National Parents Organization
This is a solution for families, says Gov. Jeff Colyer. But look closer, and the opposite is true — this program hurts, not helps, Kansas families.
This is detrimental to children and parents for many reasons.
April 25, 2018. Missouri Times, "Shared Parenting Bill Moving Through Legislature," Quotes Linda Reutzel, National Parents Organization of Missouri
“Research overwhelmingly supports this principle,” said Linda Reutzel. “Equal shared parenting is in the best thing for children…Common sense and research show that the worst thing you can do to a child experiencing the divorce of their parents is to take one of them away.”