SHARED PARENTING FOR THE CHILDREN OF NEW YORK STATE. ALL KIDS DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR MOM AND DAD EQUAL TIME, AND NO LESS.
A child loves and needs both parents BEFORE a divorce
-- they continue to do so AFTER a divorce. Shared
parenting assures children whose parents divorce EQUAL
access to BOTH parents, providing both parents are
Allowing a child to see one of their parents, on
average, four days a month is incredibly cruel. And,
it hurts our society as well. Statistics have shown
us that children who are deprived of their fathers are
at a much increased risk for child abuse, suicide,
drug and alcohol abuse, school delinquency, behavioral
and emotional problems, criminal behavior, and teen
Shared parenting can help to prevent these problems by
keeping fathers IN their children's lives. We need to
do all we can to protect our children; we need shared
parenting made into law THIS YEAR -- before one more
child suffers at the hands of this barbaric system.
These problems also affect society, both socially and
economically. Think about how much money is spent in
dealing with these social issues each year. Money
that could be put to much better use elsewhere!
The current system does nothing more than encourage
animosity between divorcing parents. Children are not
property, to be fought over in court. They are human
beings, deserving of respect. It is not fair to treat
children in the manner which the current system treats
PLEASE: sign this petition and pass it on to ALL your
friends and family. Help us to get shared parenting
in New York, for the sake of our children.
Thank you so much.
George E. Pataki (Governor)
Sheldon Silver (Assembly Speaker)
Paul A. Tokasz (Assembly Majority Leader)
John J. Faso (Assembly Minority Leader)
Joseph L. Bruno (Senate Majority Leader)
Martin Connor (Senate Minority Leader)
Helene E. Weinstein (Chair, Assembly Committee on
Roger L. Green (Chair, Assembly Committee on Children
Stephen M. Saland (Chair, Senate Committee on Children