Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Heads Up for The Indiana Custodial Rights Advocates

I received this notice last week and thought it worth passing along on here:

Meet Your Legislators

Earlier this week representatives of Indiana Custodial Rights Advocates went to Organization Day at the Indiana State House.  We met with legislators and continued to solidify support for Shared Parenting concepts.

The General Assembly will convene again for the first day of the 2010 session on Tuesday 05 January 2010.  We would like to give you the opportunity to join us and personally meet your local Representative or Senator if you would like.  Use this link to find you local legislators. http://www.facebook.com/l/bdd89;www.boonecountyfathers.org/legislativeactivities/yourlegislators.html

Legislators are very limited in the number of bills they can offer during this short session.  It is important that we make our presence known, especially on this first day.  We hope you will be able to join us in helping make Indiana a more child-friendly state.

Please put the first Tuesday of the year on your calendar to come join us at the State House.  Our next organizational meeting is Monday 21 December 2009 at 7:30pm in the Marrott.  The Marrott is located at the intersection of Fall Creek and Meridian Streets in Indianapolis.  Use this page for our latest news and a map for the Marrott. http://www.facebook.com/l/bdd89;www.boonecountyfathers.org/home/latestupdate.html

I have made this point before and will repeat myself:  if you do not like Indiana's laws on divorce (or child support, custody or whatever point of family law bothers you), then you need to take the problem to the Indiana General Assembly.


Indiana Custodial Rights Advocates said...

Thank you Sam. The courts can do little to tweak what the legislature gives to them. Although it is a slow process changing law is more universal in application.
I was involved in a case that clearly illustrates this. The opposing counsel wanted my suit dismissed and actually said if the law was the way he wanted it then my suit couldn't go forward and therefore should be dismissed. The judge agreed with me that the law should be applied as written not as wished for.
I hope to see more people involved at the State House regardless of their opinion.
Stuart Showalter, Exec Dir

Joemaflage said...

Good to see a lawyer stand up for the familys of Indiana. I will spread the word to my followers as well.
Are you going to submit Equal Parenting legislation that has already been introdujced in other states? Do you have Stats on hand that show the negative impact on children from single parent homes?
Have you looked into the Federal funding that destroys families and drives the current system?
Feel free to contact me

Sam Hasler said...

Oh, how crazy it would be if the law were as we wished for and not as it is written! (And a lawyer actually said such a thing in open court?)

The longer I write here, the more certain I am that more education is needed for the users of our family law system. I hope there is a good turn out of all sorts of people.

Sam Hasler said...

While I strongly disagree with the implication of that Indiana's family law lawyers do not stand up for families, I think your questions are better directed to Mr. Showalter.