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

Bubbles of Love Feat. Dr. Carlos Rivera

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Dr. Carlos Rivera will be aguest speaker at the 2019 “Bubbles of Love” event in Des Moines, Iowa on April 25, 2019.

Families United Action Network is both honored and excited to announce that Dr. Carlos Rivera will be one of our guest speakers at the 2019 “Bubbles of Love” event in Des Moines, Iowa on April 25, 2019. Dr. Carlos Rivera, M.D. graduated from State University of New York- Stony Brook with a focus in Family Medicine and specialty training in General … Read More

Bubbles of Love Feat. Ron & Sherry Palmer

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FUAN is pleased to announce Sherry and Ron B. Palmer will be guest speakers at the “Bubbles of Love 2019” event in Des Moines, Iowa on April 25, 2019.

There have been major moves being made here in Iowa; have you heard? Our Rebuttable Presumption (also known as the “Shared Parenting Bill”) has moved right along through the Capitol! This bill, formerly known as SF11, has been renamed numbered as SF 571 and will have a Senate Floor vote anytime now. With all of the momentum here in Iowa, we … Read More

March 2019 FUAN Advocate of the Month

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Image of Caitlyn Dixson - FUAN ADVOCATE OF THE MONTH - March 2019.

Caitlyn Dixson is a native of Pella, Iowa and proud mom of her son, Caden. Her son was born when she was seventeen, and this had a profound effect on her beginning and fueling her passion for protecting the most innocent, the unborn. As a sophomore in college, Caitlyn was interested in family law and was considering going to law school. … Read More

Bubbles of Love feat. Philly Slimm

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Families United Action Network is excited to host Philly Slimm as both a speaker and musical performer during the 2019 Bubbles of Love event April 25th at Iowa State Capitol building (Westgrounds)! Philly is no stranger to most who are actively involved in the Family Law Reform movement as he is a national leader of custodial reforms. His voice, his activism, … Read More