Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spotlight on shared parenting laws

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If you are a separated parent, and your children are living in a shared-care arrangement with your former spouse, who should pay for their school uniforms?

Shared parenting laws on way out: Link
"THE Rudd government is planning to roll back the controversial shared parenting law passed in the final term of the Howard government, enraging men's groups, which say the laws have finally given them access to their children after separation."

Hollenbecks arrested, child safe

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Search underway for Henderson (Henry and Cathy Hollenbeck,) couple accused of abducting own daughter
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Man (Craig Raymond Bradley) in custody over child abduction attempts

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jurors deadlocked, mistrial declared in Edmonton matricide trial

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EDMONTON — The first-degree murder trial of Keshroy Bristol, accused of matricide, ended in mistrial Saturday morning after the jury became deadlocked.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ruling on killers' appeal reserved

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"Karl McKay and Samantha Kematch are back in their prison cells following the conclusion of an appeal court hearing concerning the killing of five-year-old Phoenix Sinclair."

Child abuse: when family courts get it wrong

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You can't get much more biased than this.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Belgium’s new shared parenting laws

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Russian mother convicted of child abduction in Finland

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HELSINKI, FINLAND - A Finnish court found a Russian woman (Rimma Salonen) guilty Tuesday of child abduction in a bitter custody case that sparked a diplomatic row between Russian and Finland.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Abduction woman appeals conviction

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"Nearly a year after she pleaded guilty to abducting a child, Hamilton woman Kay Skelton has appealed against her conviction. "

Sunday, October 11, 2009

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"Many professionals in Southwest Florida have had training and are knowledgeable about the dynamics of domestic violence, but this is not enough. It is critical that professionals are also educated on how to properly assess for potential lethality (level of danger)."

What's the delay on shared custody?

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

San Francisco Family Law Attorney comments on the rise in spousal support for men cases in family law courts

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San Francisco Family Law Attorney comments on the rise in spousal support for men cases in family law courts.

Adoptive parents aren't second best

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"A Quebec proposal to preserve the legal bond between child and birth parents risks undermining the whole idea of adoption"

Lawyer from U.S. sets up body to repatriate abducted Israeli kids

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"In an effort to combat Israel's labeling as a war zone in international child-custody cases, a prominent divorce lawyer from the U.S. has recently founded an organization which equips Israeli parents with tools to convince foreign judges to repatriate Israeli-born children."

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Family photographer (William Mordick) on trial for allegedly killing wife in 1983, leaving Calif. with kids

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Dad in Israel, mom in Switzerland: Where will child live?

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"The custody battle between an Israeli man and a Swiss woman has reached France. The fate of the six-year-old child caught against his will in the middle of a legal battle being waged between his parents will soon be decided by the judges of the European Court of Human Rights who will rule where the child will live – be it with his father in Israel or with his mother in Switzerland. "

A Smart Parenting Plan Your Best Asset when Parenting After Divorce

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

Parenting plans are becoming more and more recognized as the way for both parents to coordinate their parenting, their lives and their relationship with their children after divorce.

Two Dads – A World Apart – Abducted Children

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"Australian father Ken Thompson has been searching for his 5 year son Andrew for 16 months after his ex wife Melinda Thompson (nee Stratton) took him in 2008."

"Canadian Stephen Watkins who’s boys Alexander and Christopher Watkins were abducted seven months ago by his former wife Edyta Watkins (maiden name: Ustaszewski)."

Champaign 10-year-old (Lafayette Travis Jackson) found safe in New Mexico

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Father (Jamie Allen Dorey) charged in Calgary baby's death

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Why custody labels matter By Martha McCarthy

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It seems to me that there is more than a little bias against fathers in this article.

"In 1998, the Joint Senate House of Commons Committee on Custody and Access released its report, “For the Sake of the Children.” The report was the result of a political compromise reached when the federal child support guidelines were in the Senate and Senator Ann Cools imposed her fathers’ rights agenda on the process. The report suggested an increased emphasis on the maximum contact principle, a movement away from the language of “custody and access” and a presumption of joint custody in every case.

Although not adopted as law, the report and the fathers’ rights agenda have been highly influential on the public, legal and judicial mindset. There has been an increased preoccupation in custody and access litigation with elevating the maximum contact principle through the language of shared parenting."

Monday, October 05, 2009

Vigil planned for teacher

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Will there be a coroner's inquiry?

Suffolk County Family Court Judge helps bring parentally abducted children home to NY from Wyoming

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Courts continue to grant access to violent parents

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This begs the question how many people will be falsely accused of domestic violence, and will, therefore, lose access to their children?

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The good divorce

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This is a marvellous article, about a divorced couple that got it right, for the sake of their children.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Charged teacher (David Dewees) dead

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Will we ever know whether or not David Dewees was realy guilty of anything?

Dead babies found in Berlin flat

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