Children Deserve Better than a Cookie-Cutter Parenting Plan

FUANGuest Contributor, News & Events, News You Can Use

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

Salem Family Courts?

FUANGuest Contributor, News & Events, News You Can Use

image depicting article title "Is Family Court not the Salem Witch Hunt of Modern Times?"

Today’s Family Law “Special Courts” Remind Us Of Yesterday’s “Special Courts” of Salem In 1692 the governor of the Massachusetts colony established a “special court” to hear certain cases. These courts allowed practically any evidence, including dreams, to be used to convict and even execute the accused based on a standard that is still in use today in civil courts, “a … Read More

A Review of Iowa Civil Code 598

FUANGuest Contributor, News & Events, News You Can Use

Image for the Support of Family Law Reform Now 2018

Iowa Civil Code 598.41 is a law the regulates how child custody between two parents is decided in Iowa. It is based on the idea of protecting children and/or doing what is “best” for the children. However, it is much too general and allows for far too much judicial discretion which allows judges to insert their personal biases and even prejudices … Read More

Iowa State Senate Study Bill – SSB 3154

FUANNews & Events, News You Can Use

Another image of Jeffery M Janssen

WATCH a moving testimony by Attorney Jeff Janssen about Iowa State Senate Study Bill – SSB 3154 during a Senate subcommittee meeting. This recording was made Feb. 13th, 2018 at the Iowa State Capital building at Des Monies, Iowa. Jeff is an invaluable addition to the FUAN family. As you can see here in the video of his testimony during the … Read More