“There is no question that our family law statutes need to be reformed and that there is a great deal of ‘judicial discretion‘ in family law matters. Often times, the outcome of your case depends more on the judge that you have been assigned than the facts of your particular case. If you were to have your case in front of one judge, the outcome may be very different if you were to have your case in front of a different judge.” ~ Christine Bauer, A Florida Attorney.
• Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers.
• Studies on parent-child relationships and child well-being show that father love is an important factor in predicting the social, emotional, and cognitive development and functioning of children and young adults.
In the Matter of Jacob P, the appellate court ruled that the Westchester County Family Court “…improvidently exercised its discretion in failing to provide the mother with any visitation, either unsupervised or supervised, with Keith W., since there were no extraordinary circumstances justifying the denial of the mother’s right to reasonable visitation.” According to the appellate court a non-custodial parent has a right to reasonable visitation privileges, unless visitation would be detrimental to the child’s well being, or unless there is some other extraordinary circumstance that would justify the refusal of visitation privileges.
I have not seen and or spoken with Zoraya since January 5th, 2013.
I promise I will keep trying Zoraya and I will never, never, never, never give in.
I love you,
We only support organizations who show an understanding that children need both parents, and that either parent is equally capable of the choice to perpetrate hate or declare peace.
|The International Access and Visitation Centers conference was held in Toronto in April of 2013 The PAAO was there and spoke to most of the 200 or so practitioners. Of course all were familiar with alienation and it’s results. Everyone was not only gratified to see PAAO at the event, they all also acknowledged that PA is either a form of Domestic violence or on the continuum of Domestic Violence behaviors.|
While the terms; Parental Alienation or Parental Alienation Syndrome did not make it into the DSM IV, not all is lost. Instead, what you will find is a discussion regarding the ‘Child/Parent Relational Problem’ where the discourse surrounds the cognitive issues of the problem that have the potential to include; “negative attributions of the other’s intentions, hostility toward or scapegoating of the other, and unwarranted feelings of estrangement.” According to Dr. William Bernet, one of the proponents for the PA language inclusion, “That’s a pretty good description of a child’s view of the alienated parent. “ At the very least, what has been acknowledged here is the conditions that must be present for alienation of one parent to occur. This is similar to what Dr. Craig Childress calls the ‘parental alienation dynamic’. Same/same. All it really amounts to is the DSM IV acknowledging that these behaviors can lead a child to have cognitive problems of feeling ‘unwarranted feelings of estrangement’ towards what we call the ‘target parent’.
False abuse claims are the new court weapon, retiring judge says –
As advised by lawyers, separating and/or divorcing parents often make false allegations of domestic violence (DV) in the form of a restraining order to evict an innocent parent from the home, interfere with contact with child/ren, and then file for temporary custody (virtually never temporary). False police reports are often obtained and used in DV Court…called “information only reports”, but contain a fabricated incident of DV and thus a serious crime if and when exposed.