NPO in the media

June 19, 2015, The Hill, Embrace shared parenting reform this Father’s Day, By Bruce Rogers (National Parents Organization)

While Father’s Day stands as a day to honor fathers, the unfortunate reality is that every day of the year, our nation’s family courts continue to marginalize the role fathers play in the lives of their children. In fact, courts award sole custody to one parent, typically to the mother, while reducing the other parent, usually the father, to “visitor” status nearly 80 percent of the time when parents split. Fortunately, we have a common sense solution to this problem: shared parenting. Please join me this Father’s Day in supporting efforts underway in nearly half our nation’s states that seek to advance shared parenting — the equal-time child custody arrangement — as the new post-divorce status quo. Read more…

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