Saturday, May 30, 2009
"Parental Alienation Syndrome is a major problem in child custody cases. One parent must not be allowed to purposely destroy the relationship of their child with the other parent. In order to help prevent this type of interference with the parent/child relationship, a cause of action for parental alienation must be recognized. Parental alienation could be dealt with in the criminal court, in the law division as a tort (meaning a private or civil wrong), or in the family division as part of the divorce."
"Rather than focusing on the jurisdictional aspects of parental kidnapping, this article focuses on tort remedies that are available to parents when other parents or third parties interfere with custodial or visitation rights."
"Karen Sala, 46, of Barrie, insists the actor is the father of at least one of her four children, who are 20 to 25, and is asking for a court order to have Reeves take a DNA test. ... She's also asking for $150,000 per month in child support retroactive from June 1988 and an order for $3 million a month in spousal support retroactive from November 2006."
Friday, May 29, 2009
by Sean Cruz "My son Aaron died in 2005, essentially from long-term medical neglect, heartbreak and abandonment, alone in an empty house in Utah, where his mother had taken him and then left him behind. ... The Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 1041 (Aaron's Law) in 2005, shortly after I buried my son, his arms covered with the scars of self-inflicted knife wounds, cuts he made in the months following the abduction."
"The newly redesigned "Help Us Find" website, administered by the maintenance enforcement program, seeks the public's help in finding defaulting maintenance debtors across the province."
I wish they would also provide help to enforce court orders relating to custody and access. Jim
"CAIRO // In the 12 years since Sarah El Gohary’s father kidnapped her from the United States and brought her to Egypt, she has never once seen her mother. ... But a court decision that is expected to be announced tomorrow may allow Sarah and her mother to finally reunite – if only once – after more than a decade of distance."
Thursday, May 28, 2009
"TORONTO -- The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that police are entitled to keep information on databases about charges that have been withdrawn against individuals and also share these records with other agencies."
No doubt this could also happen to you?
"The Family Court has ruled that new shared-parenting laws, brought in by the Howard government in 2006, mean that the right of a child to have a relationship with both parents trumps the right of a mother to return to her home state, even if she has lived in the new location for less than a year."
Would the same not be true if the father wanted to move and the mother did not?
"Judge Richard Callahan sentenced Rebecca Albrecht, 38, for her conviction of the child abduction charge involving Bailey Vieth, 11. Callahan also placed Albrecht on five years supervised probation for the conviction of committing perjury during testimony before the Cole County Grand Jury."
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Ariceli Bravo was arrested without incident at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
By Dennis Gac "The saddest part is that, caught up in their own little worlds, people forget the fact that they are stooping as low as using their own children to be the puppets in their dirty little games."
Saturday, May 23, 2009
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
"Court documents show that Michael Thomas C.S. Rafferty, 28, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of abduction. Eighteen-year-old Terri-Lynne McClintic is also charged with abduction and accessory to murder."
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
No family should have to suffer the emotional, and financial, hardship brought on by the actions of adult psychopaths that turn children against one parent and their extended family and friends. Unfortunately, too few politicians, judges, lawyers, and social workers either recognize the problem, or have the fortitude to do something about it.
"A PAINFUL REALITY
The Elwan v. Al-Taher case illustrates a painful reality of family law: parental alienation can be a successful tactic.
"While the mother has emotionally traumatized her daughter and thwarted the legal system, the girl is so alienated that this decision was the only realistic option given the resources of the father," said Prof. Nicholas Bala, a family law expert at Queen's University.
"This is obviously a deeply frustrating and tragic case, but it illustrates that ultimately the family courts must make decisions based on the overall best interests of children - not punishing parents."
Prof. Bala said the case also shows that it is urgent for the justice system to respond rapidly when an alienation case surfaces.
"With hindsight we can see that once the mother was able to move with the child and effectively prevent her from seeing her father and him from seeking legal redress, she was able to change her child's perception of reality and destroy the child's relationship with her father," he said.
Prof. Bala said rigorous therapy is sometimes necessary to break a parent's hold over a child.
"There are programs in the United States - such as that of Dr. Richard Warshak - that have had some success in restoring a child's relationship with even a severely alienated parent," he said. "But this would require giving the father custody and suspending contact with the mother. This was not an option in this case due to expense and the father's limited means.""
Sunday, May 17, 2009
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This seems to me to be a very insightful and balanced report ... let's hope that someone in a position to do something takes note of it
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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Sunday, May 03, 2009
NEW provisions in the Family Law Act may be dissuading women from raising allegations of family violence and should be removed, the Chief Justice of the Family Court, Diana Bryant, has said.