Support Michigan House Bill 4691!
June 16, 2017 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
The National Parents Organization is supporting a shared parenting bill currently before the House Judiciary Committee of the Michigan Legislature. The inside scoop is that committee members generally favor the bill, but NPO wants to make sure it gets voted out of committee and onto the House floor. So everyone in Michigan should contact all member of the committee and urge them to vote ‘aye’ on HB 4691.
The bill has some very strong aspects to it. Most importantly, it establishes a presumption of shared parenting (both legal and physical) that means neither parent is to have more than 200 days per year (about 55%) with the child. The usual exceptions of course apply – a different agreement by the parents, domestic violence, child abuse and unfitness.