Excerpt from Dr. Koziol’s public initiative report and funding request:
As a general observation, industrialists sell products, government sells services, businesses sell both, doctors sell advice and cures, psychiatrists sell therapy and medications, and lawyers sell controversies and promises. Of all these “stocks in trade” the last is most counter-productive to families.
They do not belong in a forum created to protect our children. And when government makes it profitable for their participants to incite controversy, it is the worst kind of evil. Minor disputes erupt into major ones with the words of an unscrupulous lawyer adept at abusing the system for fee generating purposes. In the end, a protracted court battle yields irrevocable harm.
Unfortunately the laws are drafted to cultivate, encourage and even incentivize conflict in these courts. The very structure for resolution is built upon artificially induced controversy and an unsupported foundation for distributing child-rearing authority between superior and inferior parents. Shared parenting initiatives have failed time and again in states all across America due to a universal failure to invalidate the archaic system which is being protected. Many never even make it the floors of our state legislatures. A major objective of this action plan, therefore, is to debunk the custody myth through public awareness of its untold detriments.
The state’s seizure of parenting rights enables lawyers to examine every aspect of a family’s private life in a public courtroom. Once the financial information is extracted, they are able to determine the extent of liquid assets available from the combatants for fee generating purposes. Child interests provide fertile ground for endless disputes, and settlement efforts are often promoted only when the money runs out…