NPO in the media

December 12, 2017. The Washington Post, “More Than 20 States in 2017 Considered Laws to Promote Shared Custody of Children After Divorce,” Features NPO, Quotes Christian and Kristen Paasch, National Parents Organization

The every-other-weekend dad, born from two generations of soaring divorce rates, was once a conventional part of American culture. In recent years, more couples have been agreeing to parent after divorce as they did in marriage: collaboratively.

Now lawmakers are accelerating this trend toward co-parenting, with legislatures in more than 20 states this year considering bills that would encourage shared parenting or make it a legal presumption — even when parents disagree.

Many of the legislative gains recently have been propelled by the National Parents Organization, a group with roots in the fathers’ rights movement but now a broadened focus on children’s rights and parental equality. 

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