National Family Civil Rights Center
NFCRC - March 18, 2014
New York, New York

Today, the National Family Civil Rights Center urges the New York Legislature to pass out of Committee important legislation pending in the Assembly and Senate that would establish the presumption in custody proceedings of awarding shared parenting in the absence of allegations that would be detrimental to the interests of a child. 

NFCRC: "the rights of parents, children, and families in New York to stable, equally-shared, involved parent-child relationships after divorce requires the passage of [this legislation]"

NFCRC's letter to the Senate Committee on Children and Families can be downloaded here.

NFCRC's letter to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary can be downloaded here.

UPDATE: NFCRC President Ben Ashmore will be a guest on the WRCR Community News show on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:30 to discuss this pending legislation.  New York City area listeners can tune to AM 1300; outside of New York, Rockland or Westchester counties, stream live at

About NFCRC:

NFCRC is the only national non-profit organization solely committed to protecting and enhancing the civil rights of children and parents in all types of families.  NFCRC's mission is to enhance and protect the civil rights of families to equal protection under the law, fundamentally fair proceedings in the courts, and accessibility to legal and government processes that impact the lives of our families.  NFCRC accomplishes this through advocacy and aggressive participation in litigation directly and as amicus curiae in proceedings that present significant and pressing issues concerning the civil rights of families.  Website:


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