the members of the American Coalition for Fathers and
Children, hereby dedicate ourselves and our efforts
to the creation of a family law system, legislative
system, and public awareness which promotes equal rights
for ALL parties affected by divorce, and the breakup
of a family or establishment of paternity. It is our
belief through our involvement and dedication, we can
have a positive effect on the emotional and psychological
well-being of children.
believe equal, shared parenting time or joint custody
is the optimal custody situation.
believe the best parent is both biological parents.
believe grandparents should have rights and access to
believe gender him should be eliminated from family
law and from legislation.
believe BOTH biological parents should be responsible
for the emotional and psychological well being of their
children, as well as financially responsible.
believe in the concept of fairness and equity in support
for ALL families; and, that all children involved in
a blended family should have equal rights, and do deserve
equal rights and equal protection under the law.
believe child support orders should be reasonable, realistically
reflect the cost of the children's basic needs, and
reflect the relative parenting contribution of both
parents in a shared parenting plan.
believe when parents are given equal rights, equal responsibility
follows; when parents have equal access to their children
and support levels are reasonable and reflect the true
cost of raising a child, parents will comply with court
believe what equity is created in our laws, the conflicts
inherent in divorce situations dissolve and that, in
the end, this is the greatest gift which we, as parents,
could possibly bestow on our children.
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