Linda Reutzel: Missouri shown the way to improve family courts. Kentucky’s monumental passage of a shared-parenting bill last year has been deemed the most popular vote in the state.
According to an Aug. 30 opinion piece in the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Administrative Office of the Courts has issued a report that shows a reduction in domestic court cases by 11% and a reduction of 445 cases of domestic violence since the full law took effect. Kentucky's joint-custody law leads to decline in family court cases. Last year, Kentucky passed the nation’s first complete “shared parenting law,” which was called the state’s most popular law of the year.
The law created a starting point that both parents have equal child custody time if the parents are fit caregivers. The Bluegrass State’s citizens voiced their support by a whopping factor of 6 to 1. Divorced Dads & Daughters: Why does their relationship take such a hard hit. Custody fights blight four in 10 break-ups as 50,000 couples battle in court rooms every year Custody fights blight nearly four in 10 break-ups as 50,000 former couples battle in court rooms every year 50,000 in failed relationships battle so furiously for custody they need lawyersThe figure points to a large pool of hidden misery among broken familiesAccepted figure of 10 percent of those separating going to court an 'urban myth'True figure is closer to 40 percent of couples who break-up needing a judge By Steve Doughty For Daily Mail.
Divorce and the 'Silver Bullet' Divorce is almost always an ugly and painful experience.
But for parents with children, there are additional heart-rending realities to confront. No loving parent wants to be absent for their kids’ many firsts and bests—the first tooth falling out, the first goal scored, and so on. KAY: Shared parenting after separation - Canadians want it, but Bill C-78 stubbornly clings to outdated winner-takes-all model - The Post Millennial. Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act had its first reading on May 22.
It is now in Committee with witness presentations underway. Everyone agrees that government reforms on divorce law were necessary, as Canada’s Divorce Act has not been re-evaluated since it was passed in 1985. Expert tips on avoiding nasty divorce-child custody battles. For parents who are trying to juggle shared custody, child support payments and their careers — finding the right life-balance can seem impossible.
ROBERT-FRANKLIN-We-the-people-want-shared-13169225. How Kentucky's New Joint Custody Law Could Affect The Future Of Divorce. Kentucky is now the first state in the country to make joint custody the "legal presumption" in divorce proceedings.
The new law, signed by Governor Matt Bevin in April, goes into effect in July and requires judges to grant equal custody in all cases, unless one parent has filed a domestic violence protective order against the other within the last three years. While Kentucky is the only state to pass the legal presumption language into law, more than 25 states have considered similar legislation.
Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss the new law and how it could impact divorce proceedings are attorney Erin Wilkins with the Law Office of M. Erin Wilkins; Graydon Law attorney Mark Ogle; and Children's Law Center Staff attorney Howard Tankersley. Why We Must Be Bold on Welfare Reform. The Financial Incentives of Fatherlessness.
Dailycaller. Marriage is in decline.
In roughly 35 years, or about two generations depending on the age of marriage, the percentage of married men aged 20-39 has halved. This is not a conundrum only for the curious. The decline of marriage has far reaching negative consequences for men, women, and most especially children. Yet, the data testifies that men do not want to get married. What Elephants Can teach us About Gun Violence and “Toxic Masculinity” - The Post Millennial.
Mass murderers are almost invariably male and white.
On this account, the media feel free to make sweeping generalizations they would never make if mass murderers were usually female and black. For example, consider these headlines following the horrific Parkland, Florida school massacre: “Toxic white masculinity: The Killer that Haunts American Life” – Salon; “Toxic white masculinity” – The Boston Globe; “Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings; Blame Men” – Politico.
It is wrong to cast so wide a net as “masculinity” over a phenomenon that affects a very small number of young men. After all, masculinity also accounts for the impulse of many men to shield women and children from danger, sacrificing their lives in the process, as football coach Aaron Feis did at Parkland. 'Part-time parenting' can benefit kids while liberating mums and dads. Updated Lucy Good loves being a co-parent.
Key points: Sons Save Marriages, According To Study. Child learning to swim. Photo: David Trood (Getty). Having children is a big decision to make. You need to be ready for it emotionally, physically and economically. If you are, it can be a great blessing, and apparently this is especially true if you have a son. Before somebody who is/has a daughter attacks us for saying that, let’s pull back and clarify. The social costs of fatherlessness. The causal relationship is profound between fatherlessness, single-parent families and the resultant murders, shootings, violence, poverty, lack of upper-mobility, school miseries for teachers and students, flourishing of vicious and brazen gangs (replacing fathers), lost job opportunities, illicit drug use and sales, and general quality of life.
The statistics connecting all of these more or less measurable outcomes are well-established, reproduced and replicated. Just look at one summary statement from just one major study (Marriage and Family Review, 2003) titled “The Presence of Fathers in Attenuating Young Male Violence”: “Data analyzed across the U.S. indicate that father absence, rather than poverty, was a strong predictor of young men’s violent behavior.” This author wrote a piece on the issue in the Baltimore Sun (“Blame Baltimore violence on a lack of fathers in the home,” July 25). Please. How a change in parenting can improve education at no cost to taxpayers. As our children head back to school again, it is useful to ask why so many are doing so poorly.
It seems we've tried everything to improve standardized test scores among disadvantaged students, with little success. Notkin: Women Marrying Later, Men at Fault. A Few Answers and Many Questions About Race and Non-Marital Childbearing. September 14, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization. Biochemistry, Father Absence and Shared Parenting. At the cellular level, a child’s loss of a father is associated with increased stress. The absence of a father — due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce — has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing child. But little is known about the biological processes that underlie this link between father loss and child well-being. In a study (link is external) published July 18 in the journal Pediatrics, a team of FFCWS researchers report that the loss of a father has a significant adverse effect on telomeres, the protective nucleoprotein end caps of chromosomes.
At 9 years of age, children who had lost their father had significantly shorter telomeres — 14 percent shorter on average — than children who had not. The Biological Effects of Father Loss: An Interview with Daniel Notterman. Having spent the majority of my childhood separated from my biological father, I can attest to the painful and far-reaching effects of father absence. Men Are Good. Why Some Children Confess to Abuse that Never Happened. 4 Reasons Why Divorce Is Harder For Guys. The old saying goes that women are from Venus and men from Mars. 4 Single Father Myths Debunked - Brad Wilcox, Read Your Own Organization’s Website. Does Cohabitation Explain the Decline in the Divorce Rate? September 19, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Is it possible that young people are taking marriage more seriously than they have in the past? Study: Low Male: Female Ratios Mean Greater Societal Dysfunction. August 31, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization.
The Fatherless Effect. The Decline of Marriage and the Rise of Unwed Mothers: An Economic Mystery - Derek Thompson. Women are more likely to initiate divorce. Child Poverty and Family Structure FULL REPORT 1. Family First Report: Single Parenthood Keeps Families in Poverty. Article. Why men won't marry you. Shared parenting popular, but still faces roadblocks. Why states with more marriages are richer states. Father Not Obligated to Pay Child Support, Panel Finds _ New York Law Journal.pdf. U.S. marriage rate, at century low, is headed down. Why men won't marry you. This Divorce Arrangement Stresses Kids Out Most. How inequality changes marriage – June Carbone and Naomi Cahn. Why Shared-Parenting Legislation Makes Sense. Social inequality’s deepening roots. Family Structure is Main Source of Inequality. Nicholas Kristof: When the liberals blew it. Opposing Shared Parenting: The Feminist Track Record.
Two Married Biological Parents Protect Kids from Violence Best.