April 2019 FUAN Advocate of the Month

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JULIA BROPHY FUAN ADVOCATE OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2019

FUAN would like to thank and congratulate Julya Brophy of Ankeny, IA on being named the April 2019 Advocate of the Month! Julya is relatively new to the FUAN Family but jumped straight into the deep end proving she could swim with the best of them. She receives this recognition through the FUAN Board of Directors based on her recent articles, … 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

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

Updated 2019 List of Iowa Family Law Reform Legislation

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TRACKING FAMILY LAW REFORM LEGISLATION 2019

We’ve updated the 2019 List of Iowa Family Law Reform Legislation FUAN Is Following. Click Here to See the List. FUAN is very happy that SF11, An Act relating to the awarding of joint custody and joint physical care has passed full Senate Judiciary committee. Click Here For More Information From FUAN About SF 11 Many FUAN Participants and Board Members … Read More

February 2019 FUAN Advocate

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Monica Szymonik FUAN ADVOCATE OF THE MONTH - February 2019

Congratulations and thank you to Monica Szymonik on being named the FUAN February 2019 Advocate of the Month. Monica has been a long-term member but is not from Iowa. She fights her battles in Connecticut… The heart of New England. Monica was chosen because her national advocacy through videos, social media and her educational book has helped so many people. Monica … Read More