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

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