What can we do about the laws that are outdated about taking custody of a child?
- In a clear and concise manner write to A) your state legislators, and B) the judges in your state explaining what law(s) you want to see changed, why the change is warranted, and what you suggest the change be.
- Find out when your state legislature is in session, and when it is in session, attend the public hearings on proposed new legislation, giving your legislators 1) arguments as to why they should or should not support the proposed new legislation; and 2) suggested amendments that may improve upon the proposed new legislation.
- Form or join or support (with volunteer time and money) a group that advocates reforming and revising child custody laws that are unfair and/or out of date. One of the best is the National Parents Organization. They are a national organization that also sponsors local chapters. You can find them at https://nationalparentsorganizat….
- Find and support experts on child psychology and child development who can testify in court and in legislative sessions and show judges and legislators what the outdated notions of what is best for child are and what the truly good, rigorous science shows is best.
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