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by | Dec 7, 2014 | Co-Parenting, Custody, Divorce, Father's Rights, Joint Custody, Legal Decision-Making, Mother's Rights, Parenting Time, Shared Parenting

What’s wrong with this picture?.. 

The First International Conference on Shared Parenting” has published a “Research Consensus Statement” following a July 2014 conference organized by the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP). In their report, the experts concluded that shared parenting is in the best interest of the majority of children whose parents divorce.  Psychology Today refers to the study as “groundbreaking” . . .
Really? Should be we surprised that the “International Conference on Shared Parenting” would conclude that shared parenting is a good thing?  Isn’t that a little like the “Conference for Legalization of Marijuana” concluding that marijuana should be legalized? It doesn’t mean they’re wrong. It’s just that their conclusions are . . . well . . . not all that astounding. I mean, hey, is the Council on Shared Parenting going to say that shared parenting is harmful? 
I’m all for shared parenting. But I also believe that in determining an appropriate parenting plan, the Court should make its decision on a case-by-case basis, without the use of blanket presumptions. Where children are involved, a one-size-fits-all approach is not always wise.
This “groundbreaking” conference was organized by the “International Council on Shared Parenting” – that, in itself, could lead one to believe that the findings may have been tainted by bias. 

. . . Just saying . . . 


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