Enough is Enough! Florida Family Law Reform Task Force Needed!!

Another dangerously flawed family law reform bill has been once again submitted in the Florida Legislature. As this flawed legislation persists, Republican Sen. Tom Lee, who has been embroiled in his own past divorce and child support battles, has now introduced Senate Bill 250. Many marginalized members of the Florida Bar are saying enough is enough — it’s time for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to do the right thing and form a neutral “Family Law Reform Task Force” to carefully study this issue and recommend fair and equitable changes to our family law statutes that, if necessary, do not unjustly harm women and children.Ocala Article Family Law Reform - 2015

The proposed Alimony/Family Law Reform bill contains as one of its greatest flaws an equal child timesharing provision, which creates a legal presumption that equal time splitting between parents occur. This legal presumption can only be overcome if the parent challenging the presumption enters into a legal fight and proves, with evidence, that it is not in the best interests of the child to have equal time with both parents.

There is no exception in the proposed statute regarding the age, physical or mental health of the child, or the physical or mental health of the parents. This will mean that unless a parent challenges the law, infants and toddlers would be exchanged between households on a nearly 50/50 basis. Alcoholic or abusive parents will be presumed to be entitled to 50/50 split timesharing with their children as well, including overnights.

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What You Can Do About Stress In Family Law

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Children’s Bill of Rights

WHEN PARENTS ARE NOT TOGETHER

Every kid has rights, particularly when mom and dad are splitting up. Below are some things parents shouldn’t forget — and kids shouldn’t let them — when the family is in the midst of a break-up.

You have the right to love both your parents. You also have the right to be loved by both of them. That means you shouldn’t feel guilty about wanting to see your dad or your mom at any time. It’s important for you to have both parents in your life, particularly during difficult times such as a break-up of your parents.

You do not have to choose one parent over the other. If you have an opinion about which parent you want to live with, let it be known. But nobody can force you to make that choice. If your parents can’t work it out, a judge may make the decision for them.

You’re entitled to all the feelings you’re having. Don’t be embarrassed by what you’re feeling. It is scary when your parents break up, and you’re allowed to be scared. Or angry. Or sad. Or whatever.

You have the right to be in a safe environment. This means that nobody is allowed to put you in danger, either physically or emotionally. If one of your parents is hurting you, tell someone — either your other parent or a trusted adult like a teacher.

You don’t belong in the middle of your parents’ break-up. Sometimes your parents may get so caught up in their own problems that they forget that you’re just a kid, and that you can’t handle their adult worries. If they start putting you in the middle of their dispute, remind them that it’s their fight, not yours.

Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are still part of your life. Even if you’re living with one parent, you can still see relatives on your other parent’s side. You’ll always be a part of their lives, even if your parents aren’t together anymore.

You have the right to be a child. Kids shouldn’t worry about adult problems. Concentrate on your school work, your friends, activities, etc. Your mom and dad just need your love. They can handle the rest.

IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT AND DON’T BLAME YOURSELF.

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Behind Enemy Lines

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A lot of the parents that call us looking for assistance with their family legal issue feel like they’ve been backed into a corner and don’t know what to do. In these situations, it’s really easy to be impulsive and not make the right choices or say the wrong things; people act like scared wild animals when they feel that their back is to the wall and they’re running out of options. Fear causes people to do and say things they wouldn’t under normal circumstances. So I thought today would be a great day to lay out a couple strategies that can help you deal with your own stress that can be associated with family legal situations because we’re all human and sharing our experiences helps us learn and adapt to the world around us.

  • Find The Epicenter. Often times an inward search of ourselves yields a…

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WE ARE NOT A DISPOSABLE GENDER

Family Court Legislation Proposed  ~  Children’s Rightsthe war on men - 2016

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Being the queen of generalizations I am going out on a ledge.But hear me out. Even one of the columbine shooters was treated with an anxiety medication. Maybe we should see why the rates of asperger’s and autism are increasing? Maybe it could be as simple as the food we eat.(over processed). I say more love and understanding and having 2 parents would fix this sooner than gun legislation~Jan

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As an advocate for fathers against family court’s anti-father rulings. They unintentionally obscure the real tyranny that fathers face. Their pleas and actions play into complex morass that family court and its benefactors use as a smokescreen to cover its tyranny.

The family court is a far cry from its original version during our nation’s first century. Then, societal values made divorce and out-of-wedlock children rare. Fathers and mothers were held responsible for contracted obligations but not denied their parental rights and benefits. Society recognized both the fundamental rights of individuals and the importance of preserving the family because of the natural protection and incentives it afforded to its members – and to freedom from government intrusion into the family.

But the family court has, now, long been perverted into the family destruction business. It does so by denying fit fathers their parental rights to their own children – the…

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A Barometer We Can’t Ignore’

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Researching Reform: ‘Children’s Mental Health in the 21st Century – a Barometer We Can’t Ignore’

A. Do child custody proceedings and family laws violate substantive due process rights of fit parents, as contrary to the United States Supreme Court Jurisprudence that state courts are not to enter the family realm without a compelling interest?
B. Does a child have a reciprocal substantive right to the care, custody, and companionship of his or her parent, reciprocal to that of the child’s parents?
C. Does the current Family Court climate deliberately and systematically violate the civil and constitutional rights of families?
D. Are parents second-class citizens?
E. Is there a nobility in this country?
F. Do Family Courts across America engage in conducting a cottage industry as a RICO Enterprise?
G. Are Family Courts operating a “Kids for Cash” scheme to sell parents’ own children back to them?
H. Has the domestic relations exception of Federal Court created a “black hole” of injustice?
I. Do Family Courts operate as quasi-criminal courts and as such, shouldn’t families be entitled to the same procedural protections as criminal courts?
J. Do Family Courts across America deliberately and systematically usurp the Constitution of the United States of America?
K. Do Family Courts across America deliberately and systematically usurp federal case law such as that of Troxel v. Granville, Santosky v. Kramer, and Griswold v. Connecticut?
L. Are these acts not seditious? Treason?
M. Would it not be better to abolish the Family Courts altogether as they seem to serve no other purpose than to terrorize families pursuant to 18 USC § 2331?
N. Should families negotiate with these terrorists contrary to public policy?
O. Has society changed in a way that requires a change in legal principles?

FRE 501 permits federal judges to announce evidentiary privileges that are not codified, but that should be recognized in view of changes in societal values.
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