to enhance the well-being of children whose parents are no longer
American Psychological Association Date: March
Living Situation Not As Influential As Time Spent With Parent
WASHINGTON - Children from divorced families who either live with both parents at different times or spend certain amounts of time with each parent are better adjusted in most cases than children who live and interact with just one parent, according to new research on custody arrangements and children's adjustment.
Once you find your legislator, it is good to contact them by phone, email, or letter. Recently, legislators have told us that they are getting so many emails, that it might be better to contact by phone or letter. If you do an email contact, follow up by phone to see if your email was received. It will take more than one contact to get your voice heard.
Always be courteous, even if a legislator does not agree with you. Many times it's a good idea to ask for help or ask for more information. This is nonthreatening to the legislator, and allows you to eventually get around to asking them to do something for you.
Letter Supporting HF322 (This bill supports 50/50 custody following divorce or separation)
Dear Senator or Representative (put in the name of your senator or representative here.)
in sponsoring HF322, a bill that supports 50/50 parenting,
As you probably know, Minnesota has a family law system that supports a very contentious divorce and separation process. Frequently parents spend thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawyers fees, to determine which parent will be the custodial parent.
The winner of this battle will gain the custody of the children for nearly 80 percent of the time. The loser will be allowed two weekends and two weekday evenings each month, to be with his or her children. There are also frequently bitter and expensive disputes about how the children will be financially supported following divorce or separation. HF322 has been
their children. The bills also determine the responsibility for living expenses of the children to reflect the time spent with each parent. The vast
... help make Shared Parenting - Joint Physical
Who were some of the study group members and w…
help make Joint Physical
Who were some of the study group members and what were their biases? There is more information linked to each name below, but here is a summary of some of their associations and views:
Judge Schellhas-Chair of domestic violence steering committee in 2006-2007 and Lead Judge, Fourth Judicial District Domestic Violence Court, August 1, 2006 - 2007.
Hon. Kevin Eide
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY
FATHER’S SUPPORT NETWORK
Research Supporting Joint Physical Custody Journal of Divorce & Remarriage
Publication details, including instructions for authors and
Shared Parenting After Divorce: A
Review of Shared Residential Parenting
a Department of Education, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem,
North Carolina, USA Available online: 18 Nov 2011
Conclusion of Study:
Given the growing popularity of shared residential parenting, policymakers