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Shared Parenting and Abuse Prevention Due Process Petitions!

Following an injunction issued by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court the Secretary of State's office will prepare two Initiative Petitions for shared parenting and due process rights in abuse protection cases. Signature gathering is excpected to begin by the end of the week (Sept. 20, 2013).

The shared paremnting petition would mandate a presumption of shared equitable custody when parents divorce while the abuse prevention petition would require that all due process rights of civil law be applied in abuse prevention cases.

Massachusetts Attorney General Rejects 'Abuse Protection' and Shared Parenting Petitions

Massachusetts Attorney General again refuses to certify petitions on 'abuse protection' due process rights and for a presumption of shared parenting.

The AG's excuse is that the two petitions will 'affect the powers of the courts'.  The real reason, however, is that they would require that justice be  administered in the courts and the welfare system for family court lawyers in particular would be drastically reduced.



The AG's decision can however be appealed.  Contact us if you would like to support an appeal.

Greater Boston Legal Services Opposes Shared Parenting and Due Process Rights

Despite their logo 'Justice for All'....

Massachusetts Initiative Petitions for Shared Parenting and 'Abuse Prevention' Due Process Rghts Filed

Two initiative petitions were filed with the Massachusetts Attorney General to ensure the right to shared parenting and to due process in so-called 'abuse prevention' court cases.

The petitions (#s 13-18 and 13-19) and can be found here:

The AG will decide by Sept. 4 if the petition(s) will be allowed. If so the petition sheets to collect signatures will be available around September 18.

PRESS RELEASE: Judge Ordonez Appointment Rejected by Fatherhood Coalition


Joe Ureneck, Chair, 857 350-0575
Patrick McCabe, Co-Chair, 617 512 9460
Peter Hill, Spokesperson, 781 772-2500



The Fatherhood Coalition, an all volunteer not-for-profit organization of men and women, advocates for the fair and impartial administration of justice by our courts. We advocate particularly for the constitutional and statutory rights and liberties of parents and look forward to the day when our courts and those individuals honored with serving therein will do the same.

CPF membership and board of directors election meeting -

There will be a CPF general membership meeting to elect a Board of Directors on Saturday, May 11 from 1-4 pm at St. Mark's Church Hall, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124.  http://www.yelp.com/map/st-marks-parish-boston