Over 50 State Lawmakers Support Child Custody Law Reform

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22News explains why some believe the bill only benefits parents, not the children.

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts joins nearly twenty other states in the country looking to update its child custody laws.

The Boston-based National Parents Organization believes the state’s child custody law is outdated and does not fit the modern family. The overhaul bill would allow children to spend more time with the non-custodial parent, typically the father.

President of the National Parents Organization Ned Holstein told 22News, “It decreases hostility and bitterness between parents. It treats them more fairly. It encourages judges to favor a parent who is cooperating with the other parent.”

Supporting Shared Parenting ~ Linda J Gottlieb LMFT LCSW
Children's Rights Facebook Group - 2015Opponents believe the bill is centered too much on the parents and does not put enough emphasis on the children. Women’s Bar Association Kim Doughterty said, “Parents who deserve custody will get custody if it’s in the best interest of the child.”

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