NPO in the media

December 13, 2016. Citybizlist, “Opinion: Md. Voters Endorse Shared Parenting, But Laws Don’t Change,” by Robert Franklin (National Parents Organization)

A new survey of Maryland voters reveals overwhelming support for shared parenting following divorce.

Earlier this year, Public Policy Polling conducted a survey of 580 Old Line State voters regarding their attitudes toward shared parenting and Maryland law on child custody.

A whopping 79% of respondents said they thought fathers and mothers should receive equal treatment by family courts in child custody decisions.

Additionally, 63% said they favored changing state law to “create a starting point whereby joint legal and physical custody – commonly referred to as shared parenting – for approximately equal periods of time is viewed as being in the best interests of the child.” Only 15% said they opposed such a change.

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