Today more than ever with families forming in so many manners, we need to make clear, that in the absence of abuse, that kids benefit from both of their parents after their parents separation and divorces. This goes for all types of families. Married parents, unmarried parents and same sex parents with possible no biological ties to their kids. The bill that did not go through the last session was the most thought out bill to date. It was not perfect and there is no way that all parties will like every aspect, but it pushed the Commonwealth, for the best interest of kids in the right direction. Lets hope that in the new session that the Child Centered Family Law bill will pass both houses this time, not just the house and make its way to the Governors Desk. Kids do not need to only grow up with one parent in their lives, they should be entitled to both of their parents. Too often the dad is the one who is thrown to the curb. It is no wonder, middle aged men have the highest suicide rates. If you were thrown out of your kids lives, you might understand that empty feeling that so parents, usually a dad feel after a divorce. It is one thing to be divorced from ones partner, it is another to be forced to also be divorced from ones kids that you love and too loved you.