NPO in the media

June 27, 2016. Washington Examiner, Washington, D.C., “Missouri Looks to Equalize Custody Laws,” Quotes Ned Holstein (National Parents Organization)

Missouri is one signature away from mandating shared parenting, and it would join a growing list of states looking to equalize custody for divorced parents.

Missouri’s proposed legislation pushes judges to order shared parent custody arrangements and requires courts to disclose the reasoning behind any other arrangement ruled by the judge. The bill also creates parental outlines for joint custody agreements and mandates that family courts can’t assume a parent is more qualified than the other parent based on gender.

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