Thursday, April 28, 2011

Children Often (Literal) Victims in Parental Disputes

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Post mortem report delays murder case

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"Gemma Gaye Killeen allegedly murdered her toddler son, Te Reringa Kayden Ashley Wetere, whose body was found floating in Hillarys Boat Harbour last November."

Guilty plea in disabled boy's (Charles Poertner) murder

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Shared Custody in Illinois

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Killer's 'sympathiser' loses custody

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"He (unidentified) had wanted his son to live mainly with him and spend some time with his mother, who has bipolar disorder kept under control with medication. But the court awarded the child's 40-year-old mother sole custody and his father will only be allowed to send him birthday and Christmas presents. Judge Margaret Cleary noted a psychiatric report on the father that said he had narcissistic personality disorder, which he had disputed."

Accused killers visited bush grave

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"Police swooped on the girl's mother, Kristi Abrahams, 28, and stepdad, Robert Smith, 31, at 1am yesterday as they left a bush reserve in Sydney's west, near where skeletal remains believed to be Kiesha's were later found."

The Painful Path of Parent Alienation and Visitation Interference

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Awareness of parental alienation is needed

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Woman (Sandra Lightell) arrested for attempted murder of her children

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How much thought does premeditation require?

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There is no dispute that Barbara Pinkston shot and killed the father of her daughter on Father’s Day 1995 outside a children’s play center in Henderson.

But because a federal judge questions whether she gave sufficient thought before plugging her ex-boyfriend, he has overturned her first-degree murder conviction.

Court of Appeal rejects mother's challenge to the Hague Convention

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Napa PD Investigates Alleged Child Abduction

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“Police said that Jaimie Valencia, who also uses the name Jose Munoz, 32, of Napa, took his 3-year-old daughter from her home …”

Abducted Littleton girl, 5, found in Europe, mother (Robin Siler) faces charges

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Whisked into limbo: Father (Joshua Izzard) fights for daughter abducted to Russia

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Who will fix our broken family law system?

By By Georgialee Lang: Custody cases are among the worst. Separating parents, usually fathers, are caught in a black vortex, fighting for the ability to remain an active part of their children’s lives, sparring with mothers who too frequently use their hurt and anger to alienate their partners from their children.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Canadian Children's Rights Council

Certainly worth a long close look.

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Ex-wife 'abusing' support agency, man claims

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Parental alienation is serious, silenced issue

Eric Porterfield : Perhaps it’s time for the law to simply stand up for itself and put children and their needs ahead of the ambiguous research we have been offered regarding parental alienation. Perhaps we can determine, here and now, that a child’s welfare is harmed when their inalienable right to love two parents is recklessly harmed through false accusations and threats.

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Helping Children Resist the Pressure to Choose One Parent Over the Other

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

By Adele Horin: She once escaped a killer - under today's laws she would still be trapped

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Another biased article by Adele Horin.

Family lawyers (in the UK) welcome 'ambitious' Justice Review Panel plans

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“Other key recommendations included: the insertion into law of a statement that children should have a meaningful relationship with both parents after separation; the use of parenting agreements focused on where children spend time rather than on ‘contact’ and ‘residence’; and reinforcing the importance of relationships with grandparents and other relatives and friends.”

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Parents against Parents

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This is an excellent interview with Amy Baker.

Mother chooses jail over visitation

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What a bizarre situation.