PLEASE SIGN TO ENDORSE AND ASK THAT THIS BE PUSHED INTO EFFECT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY YOUR LOCAL LEGISLATOR(S)
Fair Parenting Act<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The purpose of this bill is to more clearly establish parental rights and remove complete authority from any one judicial authority's potentially prejudicial decision. This would preserve a minor child's rights and access to both parents.
The guidelines for this bill/proposed law shall be that in the event a judge rules that one parent shall have more than 60% time share with the divided parents' minor child, the party receiving less than 40% time share shall be afforded the opportunity to appeal through a more just system than the court appellate process.
The need for this bill arises from the overwhelming manipulation of the courts and the judges apathy towards parents, more specifically the one parent the judge "perceives" to be the lesser of the parents. Judges tend to want quick solutions and do not have ample opportunity to examine all necessary facts of the case.
In many instances, a very competent and well deserving parent gets "railroaded" by a flawed system and both the parent and minor child are stripped of their civil liberties and constitutional rights.
The proposed solution will call for a more equal distribution of time sharing for those parents seeking and deserving such.
In any event where a judge orders less than 40% time sharing to a parent, the parent receiving less than 40% may appeal to a board consisting of 5 members of the following makeup: 1 male and 1 female citizen from a split family upbringing, 2 elementary or middle school teachers (1 male & 1 female), and 1 member of the clergy. In order to override the judge's decision a majority is required. This board shall address and have the authority to alter time sharing to include holiday schedules and pickup/dropoff arrangements. Any parent with a minor child under 16 shall be eligible for this program.
Funding for this program will be provided through the $1000 fee paid by the filing party.
Each party shall be allowed 1 hour to present their case to the panel and up to 20 pgs of documentation/evidence. Powerpoint or audio/video evidence may represent up to 15 minutes of the hour. The board shall have an opportunity to ask any questions relating to the evidence submitted.
This outlet for a remedy to the flawed system would alleviate hundreds of hours of wasted courts time as well as serve the best interest of the minor child much better.
The only parties who would not benefit from this system would be family law attorney's that seek lengthy litigation to justify enormous fees and parents looking to alienate a minor child through manipulation of the court's overworked system.
It is crucial to the integrity of this program that it is not open to corruption and for that reason the following guidelines are set in place.
Each county shall have it's own committee and each county shall have no less than 2 potential members for each position. Committee members shall be randomly drawn from the pool of eligible members.
Applicants/Parents shall be allowed to file in their county or a neighboring county (that directly borders the county of jurisdiction)to avoid potential corruption.
Any committee member who has had any business or interaction with any party in the case must withdraw from the case.($5,000.00 fine if caught, spelled out in employment agreement).
A ruling/vote shall be taken within 1 hour after meeting. The ruling shall be submitted to all parties via email and written report will be mailed as well. The board shall at no time be advised by either party or the courts as to the judge's ruling or current time share schedule.
Rulings shall be based on a majority ruling of the % of the time the minor child shall spend with each parent and arrangements set forth by the committee. The committee rulings shall be in force from the 1st day of the month following the committee ruling. The committee does not have the authority to authorize a reduction in the amount of time the parent filing the application is awarded.
Each member of the committee shall be compensated $150/case for their time and written report. The remaining balance shall be used for administrative expenses. There will need to be a centralized management and reporting center that has no control or power over the system but handles the administrative duties.
While this may not directly affect you today, it will likely come into play for a member of your family, coworker, friend or neighbor at some time. Please take time to sign this request for your local representative to endorse and support this legislation.
We do not have funding for big business lobbyist type of influence so it will require enormous support.
We are starting this campaign in Florida with the hopes of establishing this plan in every state.
To make donations to further this cause contact:
TBD-FOR NOW (TEMPORARILY) SEND A MESSAGE TO FACEBOOK
To join this team and assist in obtaining support go to our Facebook page at:
(No Sponsor Information)
Help spread the word about this petition. Copy the code below and paste it into your website or blog to help promote this petition.
The views expressed in this petition are solely those of the petition's sponsor and do not in any way reflect the views of iPetitions. iPetitions is solely a provider of technical services to the petition sponsor and cannot be held liable for any damages or injury or other harm arising from this petition. In the event no adequate sponsor is named, iPetitions will consider the individual account holder with which the petition was created as the lawful sponsor.