May 2019 Advocate of the Month

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Molly Olson - FUAN May 2019 ADVOCATE OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to FUANs May 2019 Advocate of the Month, Molly Olson. Molly was chosen due to her national leadership with Leading Women For Shared Parenting, her constant perseverance on being one of the most well known and persistent Family Law Reform advocates in Minnesota. Her progress there continues to set milestones. And despite all of this somehow, Molly found the time … Read More

Mother’s Day 2019

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Mother's Day 2019 - Families United Action Network

Mother’s Day 2019 is upon us, and we want you to know: YOU ARE STILL A MOM! This is a guest contribution written by Julia Brophy. Mother’s Day 2019 is a day of the year on which mothers are honored by their children. It is nearly impossible this time of year to step into any store and not be reminded of … Read More

Families United Action Network’s Bubbles of Love Event a Hit in Iowa!

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If you missed our annual Bubbles of Love Event, here’s a recap of the great time we had with celebrities, legislators, attorneys, and musicians. FUAN hosted this event to support children and their families and to bring awareness to a form of child abuse known as Parental Alienation. Parental Alienation is the systematic destruction of the parent-child bond, through but not … Read More

Children Deserve Better than a Cookie-Cutter Parenting Plan

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Quote Image: Iowa family law is as cookie cutter as it gets

This article, Children Deserve Better than a Cookie-Cutter Parenting Plan, is a guest post by Tom McDermott. An often-repeated argument by those opposing equally shared parenting is “every family is different so judges need discretion in order to look out for children’s best interests” and “you can’t use a cookie cutter approach to dealing with families.” Yet the vast majority of … Read More

Childrens’ Rights: The Next Great Civil Rights Issue

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Photo of women protesting. Equal Rights time is now

This article, Childrens’ Rights: The Next Great Civil Rights Issue, is a guest post by Matthew Hickok. It’s difficult to imagine that in 1692 men and women actually lived their lives in fear that they could be deemed a witch and executed just for exhibiting any sort of abnormal behavior. In the 1850s, there were those who actually argued that slavery should be … Read More

Legislating Bias Out of the Bench

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Photo of a child in a coutroom. Legislating Bias Out of the Bench, is a guest post by Melissa L. Isaak, M.S. (Psychology), M.S. (Criminal Justice), J.D.

This article, Legislating Bias Out of the Bench, is a guest post by Melissa L. Isaak, M.S. (Psychology), M.S. (Criminal Justice), J.D. High-conflict custody battles are often fraught with bias rulings and negative stereotyping.  The current application of the “best interest of the child standard” in determining child custody forces judges to make custody decisions based upon their conscious or unconscious predispositions … Read More

House Bill Would Update Iowa Divorce Law, Removing Tool for Abusers

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House Bill Would Update Iowa Divorce Law, Removing Tool for Abusers

This article was written by Amanda Rex-Johnson, FUAN’s January 2019 Advocate of the Month. This article was first published on March 7, 2019 on the Bleeding Heartland. There are two types of people that immerse themselves in politics: those who are motivated by personal achievement, and those who find motivation born in affliction for whom adversity becomes a catalyst. Okay, maybe … Read More