Port: Report shows where you get divorced in North Dakota could have a big impact on child custody outcomes
North Dakota has had a long-running debate over shared parenting. Multiple ballot measures, and multiple legislative efforts, over the years have resulted in some reforms though shared parenting proponents still want more reform.
Opponents of reform tell us that there’s nothing all that wrong with the status quo. That custody cases are adjudicated fairly and impartially. But a new analysis by a group called Leading Women for Shared Parenting reveals some things about custody cases in North Dakota which call that impartiality into question.
I’ve embedded their report below. It’s a lengthy but fascinating read.
For instance, from page 15 the group demonstrates that shared parenting advocacy does seem to have had an impact on outcomes in custody cases: