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.
"Facts show those younger children whose parents have equal shared custody are doing better emotionally, psychologically, academically and socially. Unfortunately, the Connecticut family court system has always been about one parent winning, and the other losing. Working with National Parents Organization we can help create an Equally Shared Parenting Task Force in the Connecticut Legislature. The purpose would be to create a law that would improve the lives of our children by experiencing direct support, love, and care from both parents and extended families."