October 23, 2014
By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, National Parents Organization
National Parents Organization is pleased to announce the creation of the National Parents Organization Law Firm Network, a national coalition of law firms that serves as a go-to resource for parents searching for legal counsel committed to shared parenting.
I strongly encourage attorneys to join National Parents Organization’s Law Firm Network. It is a unique opportunity for family law attorneys to collectively express their belief in the benefits of shared parenting and parental equality, while also connecting directly with members and parents to affect change in the lives of children. Contact me to sign up your law firm to to refer your family law attorney.
The network was created in response to a reoccurring need of National Parents Organization’s members. On a weekly basis, National Parents Organization receives requests from parents for attorney referrals. With this in mind, National Parents Organization created a law firm network of family law attorneys who believe in shared parenting. In turn, parents nationwide can now quickly access attorneys they can trust and those same attorneys are able to demonstrate publicly their support for parental equality.
“As a longtime proponent of shared parenting, I am excited to be involved in the launch of National Parents Organization Law Firm Network,” said Colorado attorney Brett Martin, of the Martin Law Firm and member of the Law Firm Network. “Many of the parents I represent often enter my doors after a frustrating and long search for an attorney who is committed to shared parenting and parental equality. This type of resource is going to make their lives easier by putting parents in touch with advocates who believe in the many benefits equal custody have on our children.”
In addition to serving as a direct resource to our members, the Law Firm Network will complement the makeup of our existing cause which is dedicated to improving the lives of children through shared parenting and establishing equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers.
Nebraska attorney Chris A. Johnson, of Conway, Pauley & Johnson, P.C. is also a member of the Law Firm Network. He said, "Potential clients need to know where they can go for like-minded representation, where lawyers who believe in and are committed to shared parenting practice Family Law because they want to, not because they have to as part of some daily grind. Attorneys who are committed to shared parenting get the point that our children are what’s at stake, and we need to do whatever we can to give them the best outcome."
Members of the Law Firm Network demonstrate their commitment to shared parenting by signing a pledge of support for National Parents Organization’s core principles, including:
- Shared parenting protects children’s best interests and the loving bonds children share with both parents after separation or divorce;
- Equality between genders should be extended to every corner of American society, including our nation’s family courts and the related agencies
- Our society should protect the Supreme Court of the United States finding that "the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children… is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by this Court."
The Law Firm Network is featured on National Parents Organization’s website with links directly to each local, state and national advocate websites. We are featuring our Network members with a listing that includes their home page and contact page, phone number, logo or photograph, and their service area. We are also pleased that our Law Firm Network members will be featuring articles to our newsletter as thought leaders on shared parenting as well as guest speakers at local affiliate events and meetings.
As we continue to grow the National Parents Organization Law Firm Network, please encourage the family law attorneys that you know to join us!