Arkansas Advocates for Parental Equality

Our Positions

The Arkansas family legal system is outdated, discriminatory, and unjust. This causes unnecessary emotional, psychological, and financial harm to our children and families. It is also time for our courts to act on the overwhelming evidence that shared parenting IS in the best interest of our children. The concept of equality should extend to all parents – mothers, fathers, married, or unmarried. We have to abandon the failed winner-take-all approach to custody, replacing it with laws and procedures that reward sharing and discourage conflict and alienation. It should not be acceptable or legal for a child to be given up for adoption without the consent of both parents. For those parents already denied proper access to their children as noncustodial parents, we also need procedures in place to protect their visitation rights. 

For information about some of the things we hope to achieve, please click on the topics below.