Jackson Guides Shared Parenting Bill To Unanimous Approval In NC Senate

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Senator Brent Jackson,

On Wednesday, the North Carolina Senate voted unanimously to affirm that child custody decisions in North Carolina courtrooms should be predicated on sound science and evidence-based principles that put the best interests of the child first. 

The bi-partisan legislation, sponsored by Senator Brent Jackson, establishes that it is the policy of the State of North Carolina to encourage and maximize the involvement of both parents in a child’s life – a circumstance which has been shown to improve outcomes as the child becomes an adult.

Jackson, whose district includes Johnston County, said, “As a parent and a grandparent, I am proud that we have been able to reach a consensus on legislation that encourages our judicial officials to consider what the science supports: involvement from both parents means a better future for the child.  I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House to see that this bill ultimately makes it to the Governor’s desk.”