North Dakota: Judges, Parents Disagree on Shared Parenting
August 21, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
It’s amazing what we learn when the facts come out.
The organization Leading Women for Shared Parenting (LW4SP) asked the Administrator of the Courts for the State of North Dakota for all data on child custody cases in the state’s eight largest counties. The analysis of that data revealed some remarkable things.
For example, much as in nearby Nebraska, a child’s chances of maintaining meaningful relationships with both parents following their divorce depends little on the parents and a great deal on which county the divorce occurs in . Between, for example, Grand Forks and Morton Counties, there’s a whopping 100% differential in rates of shared parenting (28% and 56% respectively).