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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALABAMA FAMILY RIGHTS ASSOCIATION wishes all mothers a “Happy Mother’s Day!”           From new mom to the most seasoned grand-mother, we wish you a joyful day with your children. Unfortunately, there are mothers who are deprived of their constitutional......

Here’s several ways Alabamians can help make a positive change for children and families during the election season? Vote during the PRIMARY ELECTION – June 5th. 1.    Check your registration status and see your political districts 2.    Identify the candidate in your voting districts: You......

Saturday, April 28 at 6 PM – 9 PM Regions Field 1401 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 Get Your Discounted Tickets Today Get Your Discounted Tickets (General Admission) Today by Eventbrite Event Facebook page is here. Join the Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) to......

  SAVE – THE – DATE ALFRA STATE MEETING On Saturday, April 28th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) will host Statewide Meeting for members at the Hoover Public Library located at 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35216 (Fitzgerald......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Huntsville, AL – The Alabama Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement scheduled meeting for Friday April 13, 2018 is postponed until later this summer. Administrative Office of Courts press release. More information will be provided to you at a later date.......

 On March 21, 2018, Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama signed a proclamation declaring April 25, 2018 as Parental Alienation Awareness “Bubbles For Love” Day and April 22 through April 28, 2018 as Parental Alienation Prevention Week.    This proclamation by Alabama Governor acknowledges: “Parental Alienation......

Senate Bill 211 stalled in the House Judiciary Committee Unfortunate news! The Children’s Equal Access Act (Senate Bill 211) did not receive a favorable report by the House Judiciary Committee on March 21st. In other words, SB211 is dead for the 2018 legislative session. While this......

Legislative Update: CALL NOW!  Action is needed to move Senate Bill 211 out of the House Judiciary Committee. Good news! Senate Bill 211 “Children’s Equal Access Act,” is placed on the House Judiciary Committee calendar for Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 9:00 am. The Children’s......

Legislative Update: CALL NOW!  Senate Bill 211 is on the move!!! The Children’s Equal Access Act (SB211), bipartisan and pro-family legislation passed in the Senate March 8, 2018 (17 Yea, 8 Nays) and moves to the House. Unfortunately a committee amendment was placed on the......

Legislative Update: CALL NOW!  Senate Bill 211 is on the move!!! Yesterday, the lawmakers returned to Montgomery. Unfortunately Senate Bill 211 was not placed on the calendar for a floor vote. The next opportunity for the Children’s Equal Access Act (SB211) to come up for......

Legislative Update: CALL NOW!  Senate Bill 211 is on the move!!! Senate Bill 211 was not placed on the Special Order calendar for a floor vote last week. The next opportunity for the Children’s Equal Access Act (SB211) to come up for a floor vote......

Legislative Update: CALL NOW!  Senate Bill 211 is on the move!!! Yesterday, the lawmakers returned to Montgomery. Unfortunately Senate Bill 211 was not placed on the calendar for a floor vote. The next opportunity for the Children’s Equal Access Act (SB211) to come up for......

Legislative Update: CALL NOW!  Senate Bill 211 is on the move!!! Good news!  The Children’s Equal Access Act (Senate Bill 211) received a favorable report by the Senate Judiciary Committee February 21st (9 to 1 vote) and could be up for a floor vote in......

    Legislation to Create a Uniform Starting Point for All Children in Divorce/Separation Cases HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Representative Phillip Pettus (R-Killen) has introduced the Children’s Equal Access Act (HB 431) in the Alabama Legislature to clarify Alabama law creating a fair, uniform starting point......

Action Needed to Reform Outdated Child Custody Laws   Great news!  Bipartisan, pro-family legislation has been introduced to protect a child’s relationships with both parents.  A bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act” has been filed as House Bill 431 (“HB 431”).  The Children’s......

Legislative Alert: CALL NOW! Action is needed today to move Senate Bill 211 out of committee!!!! Unfortunately, Senate Bill 211, a bipartisan bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act,” was not heard during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting as expected due to time restraints.......

Legislative Alert: CALL NOW! Action is needed today to move Senate Bill 211 out of committee!!! Good news! Senate Bill 211, a bipartisan bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act,” was filed January 23, 2018 by Senator Larry Stutts (with 9 co-sponsors) and placed......

  Legislation to Create a Uniform Starting Point for All Child Custody Cases HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Senator Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) has introduced the Children’s Equal Access Act (SB 211) in the Alabama Legislature to clarify child custody law and create a fair, uniform starting point......

Action Needed to Reform Outdated Child Custody Laws Great news!  Bipartisan, pro-family legislation has been introduced to protect a child’s relationships with both parents.  A bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act” has been filed as Senate Bill 211 (“SB 211”).  The Children’s Equal......

Merry Christmas Wishes Many families in Alabama come together to peacefully and joyfully celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately, this is not possible for almost 40,000 children in our state who are caught in our broken divorce system or dealing with parental alienation. While our state receives federal......

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On Tuesday, December 5th, the Alabama Family Rights Association will join the Concerned Citizens in Lauderdale Co. hosting a Family Law Reform Informational Meeting at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N Wood Ave, Florence, Alabama 35660, Board Room. See enclosed flyer here.......

Imagine if Alabamians came together and agreed to make a concerted effort to contact their lawmakers to change the existing child custody law practices. Although it’s football season, (September through December) your State Senators and Representatives will be home in their districts and they want......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On August 10, 2017, Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama signed a proclamation declaring September 25, 2017 as Family Day and September 24 through September 30, 2017 as Family Week. Kenneth Paschal, Alabama Family Rights Association and Supporters were present for the event. This......

Across the nation, many American’s honored the birth of our nation by taking a day off. Members of the Alabama Family Rights Association, however, did not. They continued to fight for every child’s right to spend time with and freely love both their estranged parents.......

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALABAMA FAMILY RIGHTS ASSOCIATION wishes all fathers a “Happy Father’s Day!”             From new dad to the most seasoned grand-father, we wish you a joyful day with your children. Unfortunately, there are fathers who are deprived of their constitutional right to be involved......

ALFRA STATE MEETING                                  August 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hoover Public Library, at 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35216 (Shakespeare Room).   RSVP to info@alfra.org. Input “Attending State Meeting” in the subject line so that we will have you on the guest list.......

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Friday night, May 19, 2017. HB 239 authored by several attorneys was defeated. The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA), ALFRA Equal Custody Advisory committee, and hundreds of others worked hard to defeat HB 239. HB......

Saturday, August 12, 2017 ALFRA annual state meeting and workshop for members Download flyer here. Hoover Public Library 200 Municipal Drive Hoover, Alabama 35216 (Shakespeare Room) More information to follow! Make sure to Join or Renew Your ALFRA Membership to attend this great “Meeting of......

Only 4 more legislative days left. Tuesday will probably be filled with budget bills. Wednesday will probably be filled with the autism bill. Hopefully, Thursday will be the day The Children Equal Access Act comes up for a vote.   We’re asking that you, once......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALABAMA FAMILY RIGHTS ASSOCIATION wishes all mothers a “Happy Mother’s Day!”             From new mom to the most seasoned grand-mother, we wish you a joyful day with your children. Unfortunately, there are mothers who are deprived of their constitutional right to be involved......

SB186 has not yet been voted on. Until the bill is voted on we need you to contact your State Senator every day. Then contact as many additional State Senators as possible asking them to VOTE YES for SB186! The next opportunity for The Children......

SB186 has not yet been voted on. Until the bill is voted on we need you to contact your State Senator every day. Then contact as many additional State Senators as possible asking them to VOTE YES for SB186! The next opportunity for The Children......

SB186 has not yet been voted on. Until the bill is voted on we need you to contact your State Senator every day. Then contact as many additional State Senators as possible asking them to VOTE YES for SB186! The next opportunity for The Children......

SB186 has not yet been voted on. Until the bill is voted on we need you to contact your State Senator every day. Then contact as many additional State Senators as possible asking them to VOTE YES for SB186! The next opportunity for The Children......

SB186 has not yet been voted on. Until the bill is voted on we need you to contact your State Senator every day. Then contact as many additional State Senators as possible asking them to VOTE YES for SB186!   The next opportunity for The......

April 17th – Legislative Update SB186 – Last week was the first week for the State new Governor which triggered a readjustment and slowed legislative process in the Senate.   We are anticipating a productive week for Senator Larry Stutts’ Child Custody Bill!!!    The......

SB186 – Senator Larry Stutts’ Child Custody Bill on the Move!!! Yesterday, the lawmakers returned to Montgomery after a two-week Spring Break. Unfortunately due to an extended debate on the Education Budget Senate Bill 186 (SB 186) was not placed on the calendar for a floor......

SB186, Child Custody Bill on the Move!!! Tuesday, lawmakers will return back to Montgomery after a two-week Spring Break, and The Children Equal Access Act (SB186) will be one of the many items lawmakers will be discussing! When it comes to our children, we can’t......

SAVE the DATE and JOIN ALFRA ALFRA annual state meeting and workshop for members April 8, 2017 Hoover Public Library 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35216 (Fitzgerald Room). More information to follow! Make sure to Join or Renew Your ALFRA Membership to attend this great......

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider SB186 (Children’s Equal Access Act) for a vote Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm. There is also a public hearing for SB191 at 12-noon (Please attend to be a silent witness). We would ask individuals to......

Family Law Reform Educational Day and Rally Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 10 am to 3 pm Statehouse Montgomery, AL   Alabama Family Rights Association is sponsoring a Family Law Reform Educational Day & Rally at the State House ( 11 S Union St, Montgomery,......

Legislative summary of the current status of SB 186, also known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act”   I would like to extend a special thanks to the individuals that traveled to the statehouse in Montgomery on March 1, 2017.  The select individuals testified before......

Listen to Dan Morris and his special guest: the Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) State President and U.S. Army Retired First Sergeant Kenneth Paschal, and Family Law attorney Melissa Isaak. [Discussing SB186, Children’s Equal Access Act] Special guest call-in: Senator Stutts, sponsor of SB186. —————————————————————————————————————————-......

Legislative Alert: CALL NOW! Action is needed today to move Senate Bill 186 out of committee!!!! Child custody bill, SB 186 placed on the Senate Judiciary Committee calendar A bipartisan bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act,” SB 186 was filed February 14, 2017......

Equal Shared Parenting Works – Vote Yes on SB 186. “Real love is doing what is BEST for your children and not what is always EASIEST.”  ...

Child custody bill, SB 186 placed in the Senate Judiciary Committee A bipartisan bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act,” SB 186 was filed February 14, 2017 and placed in the Senate Judiciary Committee.   This bill will create an equal starting points in......

Great news!  Bipartisanship legislation introduced to protect children’s relationships with both parents. A bill known as the “Children’s Equal Access Act” has been filed as Senate Bill 186 (“SB 186”).  In general terms, what does SB 186 do?   The Children’s Equal Access Act (SB......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING – Family Law Reform The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) will host a family law reform informational meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hoover Public Library located at 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35216......

Family Law Reform Educational Day and Rally Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 10 am to 3 pm Statehouse Montgomery, AL View PDF of announcement here. Join us for our Family Law Reform Educational Day and Rally! “Meet and Greet” your legislators before and after the......

Now is the time to communicate your concerns to your legislators. The Alabama legislative session starts February 7, 2017. We have high expectations for this legislative session because many legislators in Alabama are now asking for input from their Constituents. Annually, approximately 40,000 children of......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING – Family Law Reform The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) will host a family law reform informational meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hoover Public Library located at 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35216......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING – Family Law Reform The Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) will host a family law reform informational meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hoover Public Library located at 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35216......

Each year, approximately 40,000 children in Alabama are court-ordered to see and spend time with one of their parents 4 – 6 days per month. These children have a parent taken from them, but the child and the parent did not do anything wrong. The......

Citizens of Madison and Limestone counties You are invited to join mothers, fathers, children, extended families and friends who have experienced the tragedy of child custody orders that harm children, parents and society. Your Legislators will be available to hear your concerns and answer questions.......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING – Family Law Reform ALFRA Members shall be notified via Big Tent (for those that have chosen to place their data there) and the ALFRA Webs site home page that ALFRA Board nominations will be accepted starting midnight, November 22nd,......

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Monday, February 2nd at 10:00 – 11:00 am Central Time, join Representative Dan Williams and his special guests on WKAC1080.COM.Dan Williams Special guests are: • Kenneth Paschal, the Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) Director of Government Affairs and U.S. Army retired......

By Paige Townley – Griesdorn’s story is like so many other children who have experienced divorce. Approximately 40,000 children in Alabama are subjected to child custody determination annually. In fact, the state currently ranks fourth in the country regarding number of divorces, yet 44th regarding......