It has come to our attention that the state of Ohio has before both the House and Senate that propose the most comprehensive changes to the child custody laws affecting divorced, separated, and never-married parents. Introduced in the Ohio State House of Representatives is HB253. In the Ohio Senate, the bill introduced is SB144 regarding child custody.
Unlike many other states pending bills or recently enacted laws, these proposals are not simply about shared parenting. These proposals are true equal child custody legislation that addresses all of the usual problems involved in high conflict divorce and child custody litigation – including the prevention of the use of false allegations.
An excerpt from each of the bills is telling:
Except as otherwise provided in section 3109.04 of the Revised Code, in making at any stage of a proceeding any order or decree that allocates parental rights and responsibilities regarding the care of and access to the children of the parents, a court shall grant equal legal and physical access to the parents unless it finds by clear and convincing evidence that equal legal and physical access would be harmful to the children. Whenever a court makes an order or decree that does not provide for equal legal and physical access, it shall explain in writing the reasons for its determination.
These are not unreasonable expectations for any parent or child going through a divorce and child custody situation.
We urge you to support the legislation and if you need assistance in finding your area’s legislators so that you may call and/or write to engage them in discussion and urge the passage of these bills into law, click here and see the left side of the Ohio government website: Find My Ohio State Legislators
For more information on the details of each bill before the Ohio Legislature click below:
I am the author of this legislation and the one that was able to get it introduced in both halves of the Ohio Statehouse with strong support from both parties.
I am more than happy to answer any questions that anyone has on the legislation including why every element of this bill was done and how it completely solves the problems. This is NOT a patch job that so many states have tried and failed with but a comprehensive solution to the problem in ALL areas of child custody.
Ray, I heard about your legislation and have been making calls to support it. I would like to get I. Touch with you to help.
Hi Matthew & Friends @ mrcustodycoach.com,
I do not want you good people to be mislead, but the person above was not the Author as he claims of the Ohio SB 144 & HB 253 it was a small group that completed the draft that was submitted to the Ohio Senate & House LSC for its completion. Ray has a major ego problem and since the summer of 2011 was removed from the executive staff of the National Organization for Parental Equality (NOPE) http://www.nopeusa.org Ray was the webmaster for the organization and controlled the web presence for the NOPE organization before he was removed and now has since then gone rogue claiming that he is the organization and the author of Ohio’s SB 144 & HB 253. The Co-Founders of the National Organization for Parental Equality are Chuck Evans & Michael Galluzzo. Both have been fighting the Equal Custody Parentage issues for 20+ years, and have cases that you can find in the Ohio judicial system personally & assisted in several Supreme Court cases Ray was the webmaster that learned much from them and ran with it claiming he is the AUTHOR and person that has created these bills. We are in Ohio making GROUND BREAKING parental legislative issues currently but do not be so quick to believe all that you are told without fact checking the information being given to you from just anyone. Ohio’s Secretary of State website will also assist you with your search for the co-founders of the National Organization for Parental Equality (NOPE). The Bill sponsors in the House of Representative in Ohio HB 253 Rep Weddington & Rep Ron Young & Ohio Senate Bill SB 144 is Sen Skindell are public figures you can contact them directly to assist with your due diligence.
My name is Robert F. Pina I am the Vice President & Legislative Coordinator for NOPE and can be contacted anytime via my personal cell 937.270.5437 or email email@example.com
God Bless you all and please continue to fight the good fight.
I recently went through a divorce. We have 50/50 custody. She makes roughly 45 percent more than I do, and I have to pay child support of over 600.00 a month. The kicker to this is that in our decree it states that when she has the kids she is liable for daycare costs and when I have the kids I am liable. The daycare costs for the 3 kids are 28,000 a year. Which she put them in the daycare with out asking me (they go there on her days with them). I feel that that is the only reason why I am paying child support. Also the judges ordered both of us to carry medical insurance. (i carry the primary) Does this sound right to you.
I always find it laughable that this Pina guy pops up claiming that I did not write this legislation.
Tell you what Robert, open your computer files up and I will open mine and we will prove who did what.
BTW- You been to see your buddy Weddington at the federal pen yet?