About Families United Action Network.

Welcome To The Crusade For Iowa's Children and Families!
We're Glad To See You Here!

Since 2015, FUANs efforts to protect children and families, both here in Iowa and across the country, continue to produce meaningful results. We've built an extensive network of like-minded people throughout the United States. But check out the daily news. There is so much more to do today and in the future.

Families United the Action Network (FUAN) is based in Des Moines, Iowa. Our goal is to be a catalyst for changing legislation here in Iowa and the United States.

We want Americans to become more fully aware of the problems requiring family law reform. Our vision is to help preserve and protect children and families wherever they live.

The structure of our nonprofit organization aims to help people who have been adversely affected by outdated family laws. We want to  recruit individuals and businesses as sponsoring members, and help FUAN become a trusted resource for people who lobby for legislative change.

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Hello Family Law Crusaders.

By now, you're surely aware of the many issues about family law reform needing to be addressed. The recent tragic deaths of Sabrina Ray, Natalie Finn, and, in 2018,  another 847 children nationwide are cause for alarm.

Many groups are fighting for different, but vital, parts of family law reform reform. We discovered these areas have overlapping areas of concern. We decided to do something about it.

Too often, these disparate groups felt like lone-wolves wandering all alone in the DHS/CPS regulatory maze. FUAN  hopes they feel less alone now.

FUAN has gathered groups supporting family law reform regarding these related issues.  For example:

  • Parental Alienation
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Alimony Reform
  • Visitation Rights (The term should be changed to 'Parenting Time')
  • DHS/CPS Reform
  • Fathers', Mothers', Grandparents, Gender Rights
  • Extended Family Visitation Rights
  • and other issues related to overall family law reform

We believe there is strength in unity. We are much stronger together than we are separate!

Unfortunately, caring is not enough. Money and numbers is how the game must be played. Uniting people and unifying our message is the best way to fight for all of these causes all at once.

Just One person...You... can make a difference! Click Here to Learn How. 

Join Families United Action Network so our voices cannot be ignored and our reforms will be made into law. 

FUAN Mission & Values.

To Preserve and Protect Children and Families Through Repairing and Rebuilding Current Structures and Organizations To Create a Solid Foundation for Iowa's Families Now and For Future Generations.
We will gather groups from all family law related areas and work together to update and reform overall family law. Together, we are a much stronger force for change than we are apart!

Our children are the future. Too often they are damaged by parents who use them as pawns in a power struggle before, during and after divorce.

Our kids need ways to not feel alienated by their parents. Parents often need to grow up and put their children's needs before their own.

The rights of the extended family are important for the child's development  too. We support rights for Grandparents, Siblings, Aunt and Uncles, and other family members who have a stake in the child's well-being.

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A Message For You From FUAN.

FUAN Chief Executive Director - Nicholas Dreeszen

Nicholas Dreeszen - FUAN Chief Executive Director

Hi, I'm Nicholas Dreeszen, FUANs Chief Executive Director. Welcome to FUANs website.

I don't need a law degree to see that our family law legal system needs reform and updating from top to bottom.

Through trial and error, I have learned how to be successful by learning lessons from failure, getting back up, and persevering in new ways with new insight.

“Thinking outside of the box” is a trite phrase for describing creative solutions to standard problems, yet those are the ideas I'm looking for.

New and innovative solutions are needed in order to make family law... and especially the DHS and CPS responsive to the needs of modern families.

I'm often disappointed by overly simplistic solutions yielding ineffective results with no lasting impact.

As Chief Executive Director of Families United Action Network, the goal is to make a positive difference in the everyday lives of families in crisis… one family at a time.