House Bill 4113: Illinois Dads Need Support to Get Equal Shared Parenting Bill Passed by Mike Prochaska

4 years ago
House Bill 4113: Illinois Dads Need Support to Get Equal Shared Parenting Bill Passed

Fathers need your support getting equality. HB 4113 needs your support now. It’s time to establish parental equality for fit and willing parents in Illinois. Call your state representative and voice your support for HB 4113 Equal Shared Parenting bill today. 

HB 4113, according to the Illinois General Assembly website, "Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. To the list of purposes of the Act, adds recognizing that the involvement of each parent for equal time is presumptively in the children's best interests. Deletes language providing that nothing in the Act requires that each parent be allocated decision-making responsibilities. Provides that it is presumed that it is in the child's best interests to award equal time to each parent. Provides that it is presumed that both parents are fit and the court shall not place any restrictions on parenting time unless it finds by clear and convincing evidence (instead of a preponderance of the evidence) that a parent's exercise of parenting time would seriously endanger the child's physical, mental, moral, or emotional health. In specified situations, requires the court to issue a written decision stating its specific findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of its ruling. Provides that the court may restrict or modify parental responsibilities after a showing of clear and convincing evidence (instead of a preponderance of the evidence) that the restriction or modification is warranted."

Please email your representative and tell them you support this law. Learn more at Illinois Fathers for Equality

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Donna John
So important, Mike Prochaska . Thanks for sharing so we can get the word out.
Mary Prayne
Thank you, Mike. Everyone call all the Representatives and email them too. Tell them we need them to stand behind HB4113 and even Sponsor it too. Do it for the Child and Families that love them.
Mike Prochaska
Yes email or call all of them. I emailed them
It only took me 30 minutes to email them all!
Mike Prochaska
Please keep emailing and calling! You can make a difference
Mike Prochaska
Dear Representative ?, I am writing to you today so that you may consider supporting EQUAL parenting time for families in Illinois by casting your vote in favor of HB4113. This legislation would act in the best interest of children all across Illinois by presumptively assuming that any child would directly benefit by EQUAL involvement from both parents.
In Troxel vs Granville the US Supreme Court held that “The custody, care, and nurture of the child reside first in their parents, whose primary function and freedom include preparation for obligations the state can neither supply nor hinder.” Furthermore, in Santosky vs Kramer the US Supreme Court also held that “The fundamental liberty interest of natural parents in the care custody, and management of their child is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.... Denying parental rights interferes with that fundamental liberty interest. When the State moves to destroy weakened family bonds, it must provide the parents with fundamentally fair procedures.”
We all recognize that a one size fits all policy isn’t perfect, but when one parent or another can’t work together to find a child first resolution, there must be legislation in place to protect both parents from obstruction, court abuse, and using the system to alienate the other parent. Please don’t let perfect get in the way of better. The HB4113 solution is a better EQUAL FOR BOTH PARENTS, answer.
Again, we hope that you will consider putting all of your support behind HB4113 and helping not only our own family, but many others across our state. This bill would also be helpful to ensure EQUALITY in family courts..

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