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

Equal Shared Parenting Opponents Beware

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This article is the last in a four-part series of guest posts by Molly K Olson. A version of this article was originally published in The Mankato Times on February 5, 2019. Be sure to read her other articles on this site, Journey To Equal Shared Parenting, Benefits Of Equal Shared Parenting Far Outweighs The Status Quo and Do Divorce Lawyers … Read More

Do Divorce Lawyers Serve Children?

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This article, Do Divorce Lawyers Serve Children?, is the third in a four-part series of guest posts by Molly K Olson. A version of this article was originally published in The Mankato Times on January 23, 2019. Be sure to read her other articles on this site, Journey To Equal Shared Parenting and Benefits Of Equal Shared Parenting Far Outweighs The … Read More

BENEFITS OF EQUAL SHARED PARENTING FAR OUTWEIGHS THE STATUS QUO

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FUAN Contributor-Molly K Olson

This article is the second in a four-part series of guest posts by Molly K Olson – A version of this article was originally published January 14, 2019, in The Mankato Times. Even after 50 years since no-fault divorce, artificially created fault-based custody and parenting time battles, which pit one parent against the other, still persist, causing harm to children. Educating … Read More