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July 29, 2015

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National Parents Organization on a Roll!
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Family Reading Newsletter
July has been good to National Parents Organization so far. Despite many state legislatures no longer being in session, NPO continues to fight the good fight for shared parenting and family court reform in the media. Here’s a list of our media placements so far.

Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents
Aurora Advertiser - July 02, 2015
...their children. According to a press release from National Parents Organization (which advocates for shared parenting in divorce situations),

Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents
Plaquemine Post South - July 02, 2015
...their children. According to a press release from National Parents Organization (which advocates for shared parenting in divorce situations),

Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents
McDonough Voice - July 02, 2015
...their children. According to a press release from National Parents Organization (which advocates for shared parenting in divorce situations),

Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents
Crookston Times - July 02, 2015
...their children. According to a press release from National Parents Organization (which advocates for shared parenting in divorce situations),

Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents
Wicked Local Hanover - July 02, 2015
...their children. According to a press release from National Parents Organization (which advocates for shared parenting in divorce situations),

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Sign the Petition!
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
The movement afoot in New Jersey to force family court judges to recognize and punish Parental Alienation has a petition at Change.org that needs your signature. Parental alienation is widely recognized by mental health professionals as child abuse because of its potential to do lasting emotional damage to children. Not only that, it damages the emotional well-being of the targeted parent and makes a mockery of family court parenting orders. As long as family courts allow alienating parents to separate kids from targeted parents, the scourge of PA will continue. By contrast, family courts that are knowledgeable about and responsive to acts of parental alienation can put a stop to it.

Help stop PA in New Jersey by signing this petition now.

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South Carolina Legislature Votes to Keep Dads out of Jail and in Work
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
The trend away from jailing non-custodial parents who can’t pay their child support continued with the vote of the South Carolina legislature to maintain funds for helping dads get job training and employment. Amazingly, Governor Nikki Haley vetoed the sum, but lawmakers were not to be denied. They overturned the veto and reinstated the funds. Keeping fathers employed and out of jail saves the state millions of dollars every year and helps maintain father-child relationships as well as dads’ sense of self-worth. Haley’s veto was penny wise and pound foolish as well as a slap at fathers, particularly those struggling financially. Read more...


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The Human Brain and Parental Behavior, Part Two
July 27, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
This post continues from yesterday’s.

The study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences continues by laying out its background. Read more...


Breakthrough Study: Mothers’ and Fathers’ Brains Much the Same in Parenting
July 26, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

I’m no scientist. So this post will come mostly from this study that came out a little over a year ago (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 5/1/14). There’s little I can add to what the authors say, but will attempt to say what I think the findings mean regarding their potential to impact family law. For now though, suffice it to say that the conclusions the authors draw are vital to our understanding of parenting and how parental behavior comes about. Read more...

Do it Today! Support Massachusetts S.B. 834! Make Shared Parenting a Reality!
July 24, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
In Massachusetts, the push to enact SB 834 has begun. SB 834 is one bill to result from the two years of work by the Working Group on Child-Centered Family Laws convened by Governor Duval Patrick in 2012. The National Parents Organization was honored to be a part of that working group. Read more...

Savoie: Hague Convention Countries Fail to Keep Their Promise to Abducted Children
July 23, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
I’ve written a good bit on international child abduction, covering various aspects of the phenomenon. I’ve written about abduction from the child’s viewpoint, from that of mental health professionals, left-behind parents and, of course, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Now Tennessee attorney Amy Savoie adds her valuable insights from the perspective of a practicing lawyer. Read more...

Boston Globe Calls for Child Support Reform
July 22, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
At the same time Massachusetts is considering significant changes to its custody law, comes this salutary editorial on child support (Boston Globe, 7/20/15). Encouragingly, it says a lot that’s right about who pays child support, who falls behind and why. By itself, that’s a breath of fresh air. It truly seems that the days are gone when the only commentary on child support consisted of new ways to denigrate “deadbeat dads.” Now, at least the basics seem to be understood. Read more...
 

 
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