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New expression for the day: “To be NPO’d”.

To be suckered by National Parents Organization


  • To ask for changes to family law that already exists within a state’s statutes.
  • To ask for “shared parenting” in a state that already has shared parenting.
  • To be lead down a false path in asking for changes to family law.
  • Congratulation to the latest two states to fall for NPO’s BS. This goes to show the “sheeple” following of NPO’s false calls for change as well as the lack of reading that the current crop of advocates do of current state statutes.  It took less than 15 minutes to find these in Florida and In Missouri statutes.

Florida people, you are all a twitter about SB250 yet you never bothered to read the current statutes to find out that Florida already has a presumption of equal custody.  What I want one of you explain is why a bill was pushed that has language or legal effect that makes no changes to the current laws of the state .  Was it by choice that you have decided that you want to continue the current flawed laws of the state or was it because you have fallen for the “sexy” term of a presumption?   

Presumptions of shared parenting, even presumptions of equal parenting have been in existence in family law since the 1990’s. Ohio has had one since before 1992 and still the State of Ohio has admitted that custody awards go 70/30% in favor of the mothers.  We have found only one state that does not have a presumption in their statutes.  If you have followed introduced and past bills over the last several years you will see that South Dakota went nuts when they passed a presumption but then as soon as it was signed into law admitted that it would not do what they thought it would do and were already looking to make changes.  Talk about going right back to the starting blocks.

Makes me wonder why Florida is pushing a bill as a great thing that is nothing better than what already exists in the state.  Did no one bother to check the current statute?


  • 61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court.—
  • 1. It is the public policy of this state that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or the marriage of the parties is dissolved and to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities, and joys, of childrearing. There is no presumption for or against the father or mother of the child or for or against any specific time-sharing schedule when creating or modifying the parenting plan of the child.

Missouri advocates have done the same by failing to check current law.

  • Missouri
  • 452.340
  • 7. The general assembly finds and declares that it is the public policy of this state that frequent, continuing and meaningful contact with both parents after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage is in the best interest of the child except for cases where the court specifically finds that such contact is not in the best interest of the child. In order to effectuate this public policy, a court with jurisdiction shall enforce visitation, custody and child support orders in the same manner. A court with jurisdiction may abate, in whole or in part, any past or future obligation of support and may transfer the physical and legal or physical or legal custody of one or more children if it finds that a parent has, without good cause, failed to provide visitation or physical and legal or physical or legal custody to the other parent pursuant to the terms of a judgment of dissolution, legal separation or modifications thereof. The court shall also award, if requested and for good cause shown, reasonable expenses, attorney's fees and court costs incurred by the prevailing party.

These are just the latest states that NPO has pulled this in and then bragged that it is a great success story. 

They tried it in Ohio after the last equal custody bill we wrote and got introduced.  They were lobbying for several things that were contained in that bill much with much weaker language.  That is right; they were lobbying for their own proposals after a bill was introduced.  This letter was written 4 months after that bill was introduced and 10 months after they were informed that the bill was coming.


Only excuse that Ned Holstein has ever given has been “We don’t think it will pass.” Funny Ned; that is the same excuse you used when strong language changes were proposed during the Massachusetts Task Force on Family Law. With NPO receiving nearly $2 Million in donations over the last 10 years one has to wonder if they don’t feel it with pass or if they worry that passage would cut into their donation.

They thought they would succeed but failed when they couldn’t support themselves in a stakeholders meeting held by Senator LaRose (they had met with him and presented the same) on SB144. Don Hubin of their national board sat silent as every proposal that they threw at Senator Bacon in that letter was again placed on the table and met with questions as to why they wanted to weaken already introduced language or why they wanted to introduce something that was already in the Ohio Revised Code.

We archive everything and make as much info available as possible and this is the info distributed from that stakeholders meeting.


 The State has a copy of GA 129 SB144 on their website in the bills archive.


That bill will never come back nor should it because of changes to Ohio Case Law and do to further research that we have done.  We have assured that it will not, and the new language has already been submitted.

Ohio will not get NPO’d – how about you?



Ohio Family Rights is a national free association of like minded people that work to comprehensively change the way that states and the courts view custody between divorced and never married people.  We have dedicated ourselves to correcting what has long been a major problem of socially engineering fit parents from the lives of their child every day. This goal can only be accomplished by comprehensively correcting the flaws within the “Shared Parenting laws” that are currently in place so that all fit parents and their children can benefit from equal custody. Please join us in our efforts to protect the families of this nation and the future of our children.

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