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Ryan Brech, Vice President
Steve Mathis, Treasurer
Brian Martin, Secretary
Open, West River Rep.
James Zajicek, East River Rep.
Roger M. Baron
----- Original Message ----- From: Steve
To: Lee Schoenbeck
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 2:54 PM
Sitting here listening to the proceedings.
I think you stated in Committee that our State cannot presume anything.
Our State already presumes that one parent is the winner, one parent is the loser.
Our State already presumes that the mother is not as important as the father in most cases.
Our State presumes that a child will be allowed 26% of their life with one parent and 74% of their time with the other parent, according to the parenting schedule in the guidelines, if only one parent objects to a shared parenting arrangement. This is the same way a divorce occurs - typically one person says "I don't want to remain married" .
Wouldn't it be great if we assumed that children have equal (maximized) access to their parents after divorce or separation unless the 13 factors come into play.
Please vote for SB 60 so further debate can occur in the House on such a controversial issue.