The Florida Legislature passed a bill March 8 that would make shared parenting — an arrangement in which children spend equal time with each parent after divorce — the norm in Florida, rather than sole custody.
Following passage by the Senate and House of Representatives, the bill now awaits Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.
Ned Holstein, founder and board chairman of the National Parents Organization, said he supports Scott signing the bill into law.
Shared parenting improves children’s grades, decreases their use of drugs and alcohol and reduces rates of teen pregnancy, he said.
“I don’t understand why he would not sign it,” he said. “What’s not to like?”