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May 23, 2018

In my work writing about women, money and family in the United States, there are two prevailing issues:

  1. Dads who do not live with their kids are barely involved. (Just 22% of dads who live apart from their children see them more than once weekly, per Pew.)
  2. That pay gap will. not. close.

Here's the answer:

Start all custody negotiations at a default 50-50 visitation and custody, with no child support or alimony.

While there is great movement towards equally shared visitation time in at least 30 states, the majority of family courts still default to an antiquated model of custody and parenting.

Highlights include...

  • Common arguments against shared parenting
  • What is co-parenting?
  • Why 50/50 custody is a feminist issue
  • How shared custody benefits mothers and supports equal pay