Biased Narrative on Domestic Violence Reflects Biased Narrative on Shared Parenting
September 18, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
The issue of domestic violence has been much in the news lately, particularly with the hand-wringing about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s punch-out of his then fiancée, now wife. And predictably, essentially all of the commentary follows the standard script that, for some reason, male violence against women should be taken seriously, but female violence against men is fit only to be ignored or laughed off. Read more…
North Dakota: Lawyers Illegally Use State Bar to Oppose Shared Parenting Initiative
September 17, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
They’re at it again. Lawyers who don’t know the law are bad enough, but to be expected. That’s because there’s simply far too much law to know. Ask a litigator about the fine points of the Internal Revenue Code and you’re likely to get a less than full and perfect answer. The same is true of any profession whose body of knowledge is as vast and detailed as that of the law. Read more…
Photo Essay on Fathers
September 15, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Here’s an excellent photo essay on fathers (Huffington Post, 9/10/14). As the lead-in paragraph says, we’re so inundated with portrayals of fathers as stupid, incompetent, lazy, brutal and uncaring that sometimes we just need to be confronted with the everyday truth about fathers. Read more…
British Couple Forced to Flee Country to Get Medical Care for Son
September 14, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
A British family is fighting a fight that’s becoming all too familiar. They’re fighting governmental authorities over who gets to decide what medical care their child receives — or doesn’t receive. Read about it here (Daily Mail, 9/9/14).
Nebraska Organization Challenging Anti-Shared Parenting Officials at the Ballot Box
September 12, 2014 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Yesterday I noted the trend in Nebraska of elected officials embracing shared parenting at least in words. What state Senator Brad Ashford and others will do when the next shared parenting bill comes before them is anyone’s guess, but we’ll know soon enough. Read more…