Advocacy and Public Awareness

Latest statistics on Child Placement outcomes in WI: (unfortunately this is only through 2010)

HUGE difference in placement orders between divorce and never married situations:

Divorced Fathers:

2017 (est.)  50/50 placement (42%)            Sole (7%)               Unequal placement (16%)                   NO PLACEMENT (35%)

2010           50/50 placement (35%)    Sole placement (6%)       Unequal placement (15%)                   NO PLACEMENT (42%)

2008:            50/50 placement (33%)         Sole placement (6%)      Unequal placement  (18%)                  NO PLACEMENT (41%)    

1998:                     50/50  (16%)                    Sole (9%)                Unequal placement ( 13%)                  NO placement (57%)

1989                        50/50 (5%)                     Sole (9%)                 Unequal placement (7%)                    NO placement (76%)

SOURCE:   THE GROWTH IN SHARED CUSTODY IN THE US: PATTERNS AND IMPLICATIONS March 2017*  :      

http://www.wisconsinfathers.org/Placement_Outcomes_Draft_Meyer Cancian Cook_27 March 2017 (2).pdf

 

Never Married Fathers: Voluntary Paternity (VPA)

2008:     50/50 placement  9%     Sole placement 1%   Primary 1%       Every other weekend 7%      NO PLACEMENT  81%

2000:              50/50  3%                       Sole 2%            Primary 0.2%     Every other weekend 3%       NO placement   92%

SOURCE:   Children's Placement Arrangements in Divorce and Paternity Cases in WI (2011)  :      

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/research/childsup/cspolicy/pdfs/2009-11/Task4A_CS_09-11_Final_revi2012.pdf

 

LEGISTLATION ACTIONS:

2005 /(2013)/ 2017:

Equal Placement Draft Bill Released for Co-Sponsorship - View here

 Click here to see how your Representative voted in 2005

 2011:

Equal Placement Bill - View here

  Move Away Bill - View here

2013

Equal Placement Bill - View here

  Child Support Bill - View here

 2017

PENDING:   Equal Placement Bill - View here

Current equal parenting bills across the US:    http://www.ilkidswin.org/2017Bills.pdf  

Why Fathers Count?  An interview with, Dr. Wade Horn, a clinical child psychologist and President of the National Fatherhood Initiative.

Why two parents are important. Statistics demonstrating the adverse effect of single parent families.

Research on Fatherhood

Report on Gender Discrimination in the Wisconsin Family Court System

 

Child custody and placement
Information on child custody, placement, and enforcement including the new custody laws that went into effect on May 1, 2000.

Child Support 
Go here for information about child support issues.

Family Preservation Resources to promote public policies that preserves marriages.

Links to other helpful sites

 


If you need help, contact the Wisconsin Fathers Helpline 

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laws?  Let your legislator know about it.  They are the ones who can change the
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