Saturday, July 22, 2006

North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative Will Help Children of Divorce

North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative Will Help Children of Divorce

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The North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative is based on the belief that all parents have a fundamental liberty interest in the care and custody of their children, and that no fit parent can lawfully be denied custody of his or her children. Under the Initiative, when family law courts adjudicate a divorce, unless there is clear and convincing evidence that a mother or father is unfit, all parents will have joint legal and physical custody of their children.

The CCCRC claims that the Initiative places the interests of parents over the interests of children. Yet when psychologist Joan Kelly examined children of divorce, she found that they “express higher levels of satisfaction with joint physical custody than with sole custody arrangements,” and cite the “benefit of remaining close to both parents” as an important factor. An Arizona State University study queried adult children of divorce, and found that more than two-thirds believed “living equal amounts of time with each parent is the best arrangement for children.”

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Family Law London said...

I like that Mother's and Father's get equal rights when it comes to their Children.

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12:01 PM  
Anonymous Divorce Attorneys Virginia said...

Divorce always makes kids mature before their age. It's exactly for this reason that I suggest all of my clients who have children (I'm a divorce lawyer) seek mediation and help before processing the divorce, while processing the divorce, and after processing the divorce. My profession is divorce lawyer, but I am also a loving husband and loving dad. I try to do all I can to make sure my clients have an amicable separation/divorce and the children's best interest are always a priority.

6:10 AM  

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