This Blog will be taking on the Evil of Parental Alienation and our out of control family court system. This is a national effort. Action has to take place to expose the destructive nature of divorced parents and the Evil of Parental Alienation. Any person that would use Alienation tactics to extract revenge on an ex spouse by using their own children as weapons is mentally ill. Their issues need addressed by a psychologist and the courts need to put protections in place. Add your comments below
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Friday, May 6, 2011
A Mother’s Day Thank You from Fathers and Families
A re-posted e-mail below with my comments at the end
Changing how America handles divorce and separation isn’t easy.
Legislatively, many powerful, well-funded opponents stand in the way of family court reform, including the divorce attorney lobby and some misguided feminist groups.
In the courts, judges and related personnel still cling to old stereotypes about mothers and fathers and to old habits of awarding sole custody based on gender.
In the media, a small percentage of “deadbeat dads” make for great headlines while the vastly larger percentage of loving fathers who work hard to love and support their children go largely unmentioned.
Despite these obstacles, we are making progress. We were instrumental in passing seven different family court reform bills last year and helped introduce bills in eight different states this year. One of our bills, SB 1283, just got signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer this week. Another, SB 112, is expected to be signed by the Governor of Georgia within the next week or two.
Some of the legislative projects we’re working on include: spousal support reform; child custody reform; discouraging Parental Alienation; fighting confiscatory child support orders for high income earners; protecting minors in family court proceedings; eliminating paternity fraud; opening dependency court hearings to the public; protecting disabled veterans from family court financial abuses; halting child support enforcement abuses; and much more.
But this fight isn’t easy. Led by the National Organization for Women, misguided feminist groups are increasingly concerned about the scope and success of our work, and are fighting us hard. While NOW has certainly done some good things over the course of its 45-year history, its family law positions reinforce the current sole custody norm. These extreme positions serve to reinforce the gender bias of an already imbalanced system, and are way out of touch with how the average woman believes family courts should operate.
That’s one reason among many why we need the multitude of women in our ranks to step forward. We’re mobilizing our membership via our Citizen Lobbyist Program and women’s voices are key. We want your activism, we want your ideas, we want your support.
Please sign up to be a part of our Citizen Lobbyist Program--simply click here and fill out our form, entering “Citizen Lobbyist” in the “How I can help” section.
Thank you for being a part of our successful work and this important social movement.
Together with you in the love of our children,
Glenn Sacks, MA
Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S.
Founder and Chair of the Board
I want to thank fathers and families for all the work you do!
They have pointed out and documented my problems with the family court system. Ones like I ran into with Commissioner Swanhart.
Not even my own attorneys are blameless. They, like most are inept. You are just a number and pay check to them. They will portray that they have your interest in mind but in my case, they remained clueless as to what was going on legally! Perhaps that is incorrect, maybe they knew but choose not to rock the boat or risk offending the judge. At any rate, 99% of them are bad at best.
I did get some very enlightened information from one out of state attorney. After finding out just a small portion of how I was being treated by Commissioner Swanhart, he made this observation that really hit the nail on the head;
I’ll bet she is very homely looking and has suffered her own relationship issue. I would bet her man left her for a younger and much more attractive woman. One that did not have the high paying, high profile position that she holds. You show up with an exceptionally good looking women next to you and you both show love and respect for each other…your commissioner took her own pain, jealousy and anger out on you!No way were you going to get a fair hearing! She was taking revenge on her husband through you. Seen it time and time again.
This man was a divorce lawyer for almost 40 years. I think he was right as rain!
As far as Connaughton, in my opinion (and backed up and documented by his lies)…he is just a bottom feeder when it comes to lawyers and that is as low as you can get.
Prefect storm of corruption is what I got from the Yakima Family Court System and my sons suffer for it. Sadly, always will.
Their attitudes of entitlement and mental dependency on their mother may never be overcome. Study the effects of PA and you will see the control that person has over the children’s minds. Brain washing is accomplished in this same way. Repeat what you want instilled into someone’s mind over and over and over. At some point they will submit to this suggestion and once that has occurred, removing or correcting the information is much more difficult than instilling it in the 1st place.
Sad deal…If this is your case, pray and hope, do not bend or compromise.
You must stay true to yourself if you expect them to ever see the truth.