North Dakota voters now have an additional box to check on Election Day this November. The decision of whether or not to enact Shared Parenting will be included on the November 14th ballot and the fate of divorcing North Dakota families will be left up to the discretion of state’s voters.

It is due to the efforts of North Dakota Shared Parenting for Kids (NDSP4K) that the initiated state statute known as Measure 6 will be included on the ballot. NDSP4K hopes that by supporting the Shared Parenting ballot initiative, they can secure a brighter future for children of divorce and families across the state.

If approved, the measure would require courts to make divorce-related parenting decisions, such as living arrangements for children, based on resolutions that allow both parents to remain wholly involved in their children’s lives. The goal is to ensure that children are not denied a full, healthy relationship with a non-custodial parent after divorce.

NDSP4K and Measure 6 have supporters from all walks of life, including mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other residents of North Dakota. Additionally, actors Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland of the film Stand Up for Gus have publicly endorsed the organization.

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