OK, so now that so many of you have seen the tide turning and have your confidence and determination to see how change can be effective will you stand up and get involved to help make shared parenting a reality? There is a long arduous road ahead for shared parenting to take hold in this state. There is research, education, and communication to the public and our public servants which must take place. If you are interested in making shared parenting a reality then I urge you visit gaffc.org and get involved. Share this with your friends, family, and neighbors. Fatherlessness impacts all of our society and all our children directly or indirectly. Children need both parents. Even in this last legislative session Rep Manning stated "Children need both mom and dad." All opposition came in the manner of dad doesn't excercise visitation, but in reality most moms and dads alike want to spend time with their children. The law should state clearly a presumptive award of joint-physical and legal custody with a shared parenting plan that involves both mother and father.