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Injustices faced by non-custodial parents

I thought this was really interesting and very pertinent. It talks about father’s rights and the rights of the non-custodial parent as well as PAS:

http://www.fathersandfamilies.org/?p=6057

nycSM's picture

That is so heart-wrenching

That is so heart-wrenching to read. I cannot imagine what it is like to have been an active and fit parent to your child only to have the courts tell you that you have no legal right to any custody of that child.

StepChicka's  picture

Good read SM8. I skipped to

Good read SM8. I skipped to the Accomplishments this organization has done. I have to say WOW–so cool what this org has been able to accomplish. Lots of good changes thanks to them.

Here’s a list of a few, several, maybe too much…lol I didn’t paste them all I swear They are largely instrumental in military family rights as well.

Fathers & Families has the best record of legislative success, the largest membership base, the highest media profile, the most funding, and the most successful legislative representatives of any family court reform organization. Fathers & Families’ accomplishments include:

*Helped lead successful campaigns in 2004 and 2006 to defeat California “move-away” bills which would have made it too easy for custodial parents to move children to other states without regard for children’s best interests.

*Reduced excessive child support by over $1 billion from 2001 through 2008 in Massachusetts. Won seat on the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Task Force in 2007-2008.

* Helped pass paternity fraud legislation (AB 252 and SB 1333) which allows California child support obligors to use DNA evidence to set aside false paternity judgments and the concomitant child support orders.

*Pushed “shared parenting” to the number one issue on the Massachusetts Governor’s website for citizen input.

*Wrote amicus brief which helped win precedent-setting Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case protecting children in joint physical custody from being moved out of state, away from one parent.

*Instrumental in passing law opening up access to report cards and school records to non-custodial parents in Massachusetts.

*Helped create California’s COAP program, which allows parents who are unfairly saddled with inflated, unpayable child support arrearages to settle them for modest cash payments.

*Worked with Texas Senator Jane Nelson to pass SB 279, a bill to protect military parents’ custody rights, which was signed by Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2009.

* Helped spearhead successful national protest campaign against Florida’s refusal to reunite a fit and loving Cuban dad with his daughter.

*Helped lead successful campaign to free Brian Gegner, a father jailed because his adult daughter didn’t get her GED.

*Helped beat back repeated California legislative attempts to prevent target parents of Parental Alienation from raising PA as an issue in their family law cases.

*Helped defeat an amendment to California AB 164 which would have prevented fit noncustodial parents from gaining access to school and other records.

StepChicka's  picture

I live in a good state

I live in a good state Smiling

stepmom008's picture

Yep, they’re very

Yep, they’re very impressive. I found them a couple of weeks ago when I was researching child support statutes and lawyers so I signed up for their email alerts & that’s where the story came from. I’m almost tempted to send them money but I’ve really been thinking about contacting them to see if they’ve got something in the works where you can send a letter about their issues to your congressman and senators to try and push some reform.

“There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority, and control over – your mind and your mouth”.

stepmom008's picture

Oh duh. I just went to the

Oh duh. I just went to the website and they do have an action section:
http://www.fathersandfamilies.org/?page_id=1347

“There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority, and control over – your mind and your mouth”.

StepChicka's  picture

If this org can change

If this org can change legislature I’m sure they can create a petition of sorts; gather papers, letters like you’re suggesting. Congressman see validity in numbers of people wanting chang and facts of unfairness. Seems like these guys have the right stuff.

Keep me posted on what you find out.

stepmom008's picture

I just filled out an online

I just filled out an online form volunteering to do what I can to help reform the child support laws here in Maine and nationally. I’ll let you know if they contact me & what they say.

“There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority, and control over – your mind and your mouth”.

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