NPO in the media

April 13, 2017. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missiouri, “Shared Parenting Bill will Benefit Missouri Children,” By Linda Reutzel, National Parents Organization of Missouri

Today’s child custody law, which favors the antiquated breadwinner/caregiver model, is far from reflective of today’s families. Both moms and dads desire to be hands-on parents as well as career-oriented. And a growing body of research shows that children desperately need and want equal access to both parents, not the current status quo of sole custody, when their parents divorce or separate.

Thankfully, Missouri legislators are currently considering legislation that embraces parental equality and encourages our state’s judges to award shared parenting, a flexible arrangement where children spend as close to equal time as possible with each parent.

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