NPO in the media

December 12, 2016., “Voters Endorse Shared Parenting, But Laws Don’t Change,” by Robert Franklin (National Parents Organization)

The confluence of social science and the wisdom of everyday people has resulted in wave after wave of shared parenting bills before state legislatures. This year alone, some 20 states considered – and three passed –  shared parenting bills.

But despite the studies backing shared parenting and its widespread popular support, Maryland law on child custody is among the worst in the nation. In 2014, when National Parents Organization, the country’s largest organization promoting the benefits of shared parenting, graded each state’s custody law, Maryland’s scored a dismal D -.

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