10 Myths About Shared Parenting Debunked

By Robert Franklin, Esq. on January 25, 2013 in FathersandFamilies.org The excellent Dr. Linda Nielsen has an article in the most recent edition of The Nebraska Lawyer, the house organ for that state’s Bar Association (The Nebraska Lawyer, January/February, 2013).  Put simply, Nielsen’s article should be read by every family law j

110 Prominent Social Scientists: ‘Shared Parenting Should Be The Norm’

By Robert Franklin, Esq. on February 21, 2014 in NationalParentsOrganization.org The anti-father crowd of social scientists has finally retreated to its last ditch. They’ve been wrong on the science for decades, but often were able to open up new areas in which questions had gone unanswered and so were able to cling to the notion tha

50/50 Custody – Shared Parenting, In The Best Interests of Children

By Michelle Glogovac on February 1, 2014 in NationalParentsOrganization.org Family law and the family law court system is a topic that affects most people in some way or another. With the staggering statistics on marriage failures, you or someone close to you has most likely had to deal with the family court system. The fact is that re

6 Reasons Single Moms Should Embrace Equal Child Custody

By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, on September 23, 2014 on NationalParentsOrganization.org A rival statistic to the nation’s divorce rate shakes up the conversation on societal expectations that mom shoulder sole responsibility for child rearing while dad serves as breadwinner. According to the U.S. Department of Hea

A Father’s Fight For Child Support Justice

By Robert Franklin, Esq. on October 11, 2013 in NationalParentsOrganization.org Here’s one father’s story of his fight against the child support bureaucracy of Los Angeles County, California. Welcome Doug Ricketson and thank you for sharing your story. Hello. My name is Doug Ricketson and I am a non-custodial parent. Over the la

Arizona Man, Raped As A Boy, Ordered To Pay Support For Child

By Robert Franklin, Esq. on September 4, 2014 in NationalParentsOrganization.org Once again a man is being required to pay child support for a child he fathered when he was a minor. But there’s more to this story than just the outrage of a rapist receiving child support from her victim (USA Today, 9/1/14). The case of Arizonan Nick

Chattanoogan Writers Criticize Child Support Laws

By Robert Franklin, Esq. on November 1, 2013 in NationalParentsOrganization.org The issue is child support and how states enforce payment, or attempt to.  The writers, unlike in most of the mainstream news media, are just everyday folks expressing their thoughts on the subject. Interestingly, they hit closer to the mark than most peop

Child Support System’s Overreach Fails to Respect Parents

By Don Hubin on May 27, 2014 in NationalParentsOrganization.org A story out of Ohio provides yet another illustration of the way in which our current child support system fails to respect the decisions of fit and loving parents. Terri and Nick Viltrakis were divorced about a year ago. Their divorce was less acrimonious than many. Th