IS THE CHILDREN NEED BOTH PARENTS INITIATIVE?
The Children Need Both Parents initiative amends current
law (M.C.L.A. 722.26a) to require Michigan courts to
recognize and respect the presumed right of both parents
to joint physical and legal custody of their minor children
in divorce and custody cases unless, by clear and convincing
evidence, one parent is proven unfit.
Realistically, and in most instances, this bill would
encourage parents to present mutually agreed upon parenting
time plans for their minor children to the court for
acceptance. Failing that, the court would be required
to impose a 50/50 joint physical/legal
custody parenting plan.
Although the equal and inalienable right of parents
to the care, custody, and nurturing of their children
is guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution
and upheld by numerous U.S. Supreme Court rulings, it
is sadly and routinely ignored in over 90% of the divorce
and custody cases brought before Michigan family courts.
Any courts imposition of such a one parent living
situation (when both parents are fit)
contributes to the development of several burdensome
outcomes for the child and for society at large (see
examples listed on the opposite side of this form).
Placing your signature on this initiative petition and
voting for its passage into law promotes our nations
well-being in these areas.
Thank you for your support,
DADS OF MICHIGAN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
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of Michigan Petition for Joint Custody
Fathers are coming together to make sure
they are able to stay in their kids lives. All
across the state of Michigan, dads will be standing
outside of post offices collecting signatures for a
petition drive. more…
custody drive kicks off
Dads of Michigan seek law mandating divorced couples
must share kids.
Fathers would no longer spend thousands of dollars and
hours in court fighting for joint custody of their children
under a proposed ballot initiative being launched today
by Dads of Michigan, a local fathers rights group. more…
petitioners fight for joint custody
petition drive to pass a bill amending the Michigan
Child Custody Act of 1970 will be launched March 12.
If passed, the amendment would create a rebuttable presumption
that the award of joint legal and joint physical custody
to the parties of a divorce is in the best interests
of a minor child. more…