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December 30th 2014:Parental Inequality: A State-By-State Analysis

In cases of separation and divorce, is shared parenting, defined as joint legal custody and shared physical custody, best for children? State courts often deprive children of the opportunity to spend ample amounts of time with each parent. The National Parents Organization has issued the nation’s first comprehensive review of child custody statutes as they relate to shared parenting in separation and divorce cases. It found that family courts award sole custody, usually to the mother, in over 80% of child custody cases. “In 2014, three separate, highly regarded reviews of decades of child deve

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Dr. Ned Holstein

Ned Holstein, MD, MS is the founder and the current Chairman of the Board of the National Parents Organization, the nation’s largest shared parenting advocacy organization. He is an expert on child custody, parental equality, and shared parenting. As an advocate for children and modern families, he is heavily involved in efforts to reform U.S. family court systems in a way that encourages shared parenting, gender equality, and, above all, the best interest of the child. Dr. Holstein was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Working Group on Child Friendly Family Law and was appointed by a Massachusetts Chief Justice to a task force charged with reviewing and r
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