Thursday, February 26, 2009

Parental Alienation Awareness Organization Begins Preparations for Parental Alienation Awareness Day - April 25th

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Mum "Kim Knoll" jailed for stabbing son

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ATTEMPTED INFANTICIDE: Kim Knoll has been jailed for three years for attempting to kill her young son, first with a boning knife and then with a pillow.

Giving parents equal parenting time by law

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By Bill Harrington" The time has come for children of divorce to be guaranteed continuing parental involvement such as the children in the above numbers coming from homes where both parents are legally fit. It is time to stop divorcing children from one of their parents, most often the father. We can do better."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Boy, 11, (Jordan Brown) charged with killing father's fiancee, who was 8 months pregnant

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Parenting After Divorce: Three Questions Crucial to Your Success

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1. If we were two “normal” married parents, what would I do?
2. If we were still married, would this issue really be a big deal?
3. Is this about our child – or more about ME and HER/HIM?

Author says Divorce Doesn't Scar Children -- Selfish Parents Do!

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West Palm Beach, FL: Author Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, is out to set the record straight. She says divorce doesn’t scar children. It’s selfish parents, blind-sighted by their emotions, that do the damage.

Mediation of Family Law Cases is a Good Idea

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Five charged in Manitoba beating

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Parental Alienation Hurts

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Separating couples face uncertain times

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By Jodi Kovitz "The role of family law practitioners has changed significantly with the turn of the market. Our clients are facing new challenges. We are required to think creatively. Out of necessity, we have been negotiating open-ended support settlements and compromised property settlements based on what our clients may actually expect to receive, and concepts of “fairness,” instead of what they may be entitled to."
Comment: I would have thought that the concept of "entitlement" should always have been based upon "fairness" ... go figure.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Several bills seek to reform family courts

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"Assemblyman Jim Beall, D-San Jose, has introduced a bill that would ban the use of “non-scientific theories” in court cases. This bill would prevent the use of a theory called “parental alienation syndrome,” or PAS. This is the idea that one parent seeks to alienate a child against the other parent, leading them to level untrue accusations of abuse or neglect."

The Controversial Holly Collins Custody Case--What Really Happened?

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RADAR Launches New Campaign - VAWA: Out of Control

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The ugly world of parental alienation syndrome

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House Divided: Hate Thy Father

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"In an era of bitter divorce battles, parents often use children as hammers to bash each other, manipulating not only the legal system but also their children's affections. Can a broken parent-child bond be restored? "By: Mark Teich
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No quick fix

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kids must come first in custody battles

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By Kathy Rumsleski

Soldier (Joshua Ryan Starner,) charged with aggravated child abuse

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Country Club Hills teen is arrested in stepdad's fatal stabbing

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How About Repairing the Social Infrastructure?

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By Charles Adler "It's too bad the government cannot jump start the social infrastructure in our country, where the Canadian family needs to be repaired and it can easily be argued that our government is part of the problem. Government appointed judges over the years have participated in making some hideous decisions in family courts resulting in the alienation of fathers from their children. Judges, mostly male in family courts, have bought into a lot of bogus claims made by lawyers acting for mothers who have accused fathers of everything under the sun in order to keep custody of their kids. But, the custody checks keep coming while at the same time preventing fathers from having access to their children, preventing fathers from being fathers and preventing children from having fathers in their lives."

Monday, February 09, 2009

Parental Alienation Syndrome

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"High conflict custody cases are emotionally charged and complex proceedings. During the tug-of-war, some children exhibit emotional detachment from one or both parents. One likely cause of this emotional detachment is Parental Alienation. "

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Keeping Contact with the Kids

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"At no time, EVER, will the kids be able to say that we didn't care, that we didn't love them. Oh yeah, I'm sure they will try, because parental alienation is a hard nut to crack, but boxes of copies of everything can't be wrong though now can it?"

Know your Enemies: Know your Friends

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Judge (Madam Justice Thea Herman) blocks sending teen for deprogramming treatment

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Mom Loses Custody For Alienating Children From Their Father For Over A Decade

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By Robert L. Mues
"Courts are unlikely to take the drastic step Judge McWatt ordered absent overwhelming evidence of a long-standing pattern of parental alienation and powerful testimony from an expert witness on parental alienation. Here, the Court also concluded that the Mother had failed for 14 years to act in the best interests of her children and that she is incapable of supporting the three children in a relationship with their father."

When Divorced Dad Spoils the Kids

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By Rosalind Sedacca

Saturday, February 07, 2009

News Update Feb 6, Visitation Granted

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Equalparents - epetition response

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"The Government believes that children benefit from a continuing relationship with both parents following divorce or separation, where it is safe and in the child’s best interests. The Children Act 1989 supports this and, most importantly, it makes the welfare of the child concerned, rather than the rights of the parents, its paramount consideration."

A Parent's intentional interference with visitation may now give rise to a claim for money damages

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Grandkids kidnapping case: Parents (Mark and Debbie Baskin) want to meet kids

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Friday, February 06, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Shockome Syndrome

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Ruling may impact divorces

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"In a complex 3-0 ruling, the court set aside a trial judge's decision from 2007 that required Harold Serra to make an "equalization payment" of $4.1 million to his ex-wife, Barbara."

Who ‘Wins’ in a Divorce, Mom or Dad?

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"Child custody and balance of parenting power post-divorce have been in the news around the world lately. Everywhere it is messy, and everywhere parents seem certain that the other gender is getting the better deal."

DOCS urges fugitive mother (Melinda Stratton) to return

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"Mothers who run with their children are usually caught because it is difficult to change your identity, especially if you have no money. They leave their cars, bank accounts, possessions, relatives and supporters behind and can't contact them because they believe that federal police will be tapping their phones and emails."

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Barbara Kay, Nunavut Minister is Stripped by Big Sister of his Cabinet Post for Telling the Truth

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"What did Mr Tapardjuk say that cost him his portfolio? Why, Mr Tapardchuk had the temerity to suggest that domestic violence is sometimes initiated by women."

New law could make fathers' rights come smoother

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"Joel Lombard carries a stack of photographs, half an inch thick, in his billfold. In one, a ten-year-old boy leans over a hockey stick, grinning proudly in his bright red jersey. In another, a seven-year-old grips her soccer ball. These are Lombard's children, and over the past two years he has spent just under $30,000 in a custody battle to make sure he remained in their lives."

The Meaning of Family………..

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"If you are contributing to the breakdown of the relationship or your child’s other parent is, please reflect and consider the long term effects on your child and help to start rebuilding those relationships today."

Monday, February 02, 2009

Twisting minds, losing custody

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Courts can rescue kids from an alienating parent

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The tide of opinion is turning against those who alienate their children from the other parent. Courts are willing to show tough love, even though they have no proof their intervention will work in the long run