Arkansas Advocates for Parental Equality is a group of parents dedicated to promoting shared parenting and equal parental rights. Children do best when they have meaningful contact with both parents after divorce or separation. We seek to preserve the natural rights of parents and children by allowing equal rights and access for parents, regardless of gender or marital status. Ultimately, we must protect our children from the disastrous effects of parental alienation.
Many of us have personally experienced the adverse effects of our flawed family legal system. This includes being denied parenting time, being alienated, being discriminated against based on gender, or having our children given up for adoption without our consent. Although unfair and morally wrong, these events are legal under Arkansas law. Our adversarial courts are designed to pit one parent against the other, losing sight of the real "best interest of the child."
Our goal is to change the foundation of our family legal system through legislative reform. We have formed strong relationships with several lawmakers in our state and continue to form more. We also network with national shared parenting organizations such as Americans for Equal Shared Parenting, National Parents Organization, and The Fathers Rights Movement. By working together, we can bring real solutions to the problems in Arkansas.