Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mother (Bridget Newberry) Of Burn Victim Sentenced To Probation

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Mother (Christina Devine) of abandoned baby has first court appearance

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Manitoba mom (Mary Joana Belanger) accused of killing daughter, 4

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Tahoe woman (Nancy Dunsavage) arrested in 26-year-old kidnapping case

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UPDATE: Somerville mom who fled with daughter 26 years ago out on bail

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This woman lived a lie for 26 years and deprived her daughter of a relationship with her father and, arguably, his family and friends. Only time will tell if any of the harm that has been done can be undone.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Girl's father (James Shelswel) 'devastated' by slaying

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Stepfather Peter Wilson gets 55 years for slitting girl's throat

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WEB EDITION: Sarah Wilson's victim impact statement

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Based upon the above statement I must conclude that Sarah Wilson is a vindictive, self absorbed woman, hiding behind a religious facade, who accepts no blame for the death of Clare. This, even though she brought Peter James Wilson into their lives, excluded Clare’s father, James Shelswel, from the lives of his daughters Suzanna and Clare, did not want her father to attend Clare’s funeral, and continues to exclude him from Suzanna’s life. It pains me to think that Suzanna is still in the custody and care of this woman.

Grandfather (David Jackson) Of Murdered Central Texas Toddler Freed On Bond

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The child’s mother and grandmother remain in custody charged with the death and multiple counts of injury to a child, both held without bond.

E.V. man's (Michael Sanchez) fight for daughter sets up international legal battle

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

(Ontario) Family court broken, report says

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Based on interviews and consultations with more than 100 social workers, family councillors, lawyers, judges and families, the report criticizes the family law system for not better meeting the needs of families at such a highly stressful period.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Mother (Susan Shadwell) who stabbed ex-husband over custody battle receives 10-year sentence

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Family law changes (Ontario)

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Alan Shanof - “Instead of tinkering with the status quo, why not blow up the current system and design a new system, a non-adversarial system that limits the role of lawyers? Perhaps we're afraid of even thinking about designing a more intelligent system dealing with family law disputes. …

At the same time, we need to look at what motivates, and eliminate the worst excesses in family law litigants' behaviour. False accusations of abuse, denial of access, hiding assets, bullying and other abuses must be eliminated by instituting real and timely remedies.”