Key Legislators Need To Be Re-Elected New Legislators Will Need an Education

Urgent support of key reform legislators needed NOW

You can help put the right people there!

Who will be sitting in Tallahassee?  You can help put the right people there!

Our mission this coming legislative session will be to, once again, educate educate, educate.  Politics are cyclical and there has been a major overhaul to the political landscape.  There is a new legislature coming to Tallahassee.  Republicans have their back against the wall, but should still hold ground.  There will be about 60 new House Reps and 10 new Senators that will need education from the ground up as to the need for alimony reform.
 
This can be an energizing moment for us if we double down instead of fading away.  We must support Senator Kelli Stargel‘s campaign and donate at www.VoteStargel.com.  If we show support, then she should support us once again in the Senate.  She has taken a tremendous amount of heat over the years of her support of alimony reform.  We have to ask her to continue to support us in the Senate.
 
We also must support and donate to State Rep Colleen Burton at www.ColleenBurton.com . Colleen has learned about this issue and is ready to, once again, support us.  She likes the challenge, but must get re-elected to be able to do so.  I believe David Santiago of Volusha County will help co-sponsor our bill in the House with Colleen.  He decided not to run for Congress because he didn’t want to get in the way of Rubio’s run and the fallout with other Congress front runners.  They will make a good team…if Colleen wins.
 

Nov 15th general election is big news for Florida.  Our State will have many newcomers and some old timers.  We will have our work cut out for us and will need to organize our districts and put members in charge of contacting the politicians in those districts.

Do your part today so you can enjoy freedom in the future.

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Alan’s Message
Dear Family Law Reform Members:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  It’s amazing to me just how political our divorce law really has become.  It doesn’t seem that our law is based on what is fair, but instead who wields the most political power in our Legislature.  This upcoming session is going to be very challenging for alimony reform.  Key issues that our Legislators face will include economic development, health care, LGBT rights, education and the environment.  In order to get a bill for alimony reform in the mix, we will have to make certain that all of our key legislators are on board.
 
The November election will decide if the GOP maintains its super-majority hold on 80 seats in the 120 member House.  I have been following the trends, and I will tell you that I’m not all that certain that this will occur.  The outcome of the race could be swayed, in part, by how well presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump get their parties’ voters to the polls. If Hillary can win, and win by (a) two-, three-, four-, five-point victory, then a lot of ballot races may go Democratic.  Conversely, if Trump can keep it close or if he can win … then the opposite will be true and a lot of these ballot races will go Republican.
 
If you have been a part of this alimony reform movement over the years, you have seen voting occur on party lines, with a few outlanders on both sides of the fence.  Whether you personally vote Democrat or Republican, it is better for our goal of alimony reform if our legislature is Republican focused as many of the Democrats seem to have a view that entitlements are justified.
 
We have a proposed bill that has been reviewed and approved by the Family Section of the Florida Bar as well as many Legislators.  As a Financial Advisor and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, I have worked closely over many years with leaders of the Family Section, our Legislators, and the Executive Board of Family Law Reform to help negotiate the terms, values, and ideals of this proposal.  While it doesn’t accomplish everything we want, it certainly provides relief and more importantly, gives permanent alimony payers hope for a future free from the bondage of their alimony payments.
 
We mustn’t let the political landscape stop our efforts for alimony reform.  If anything, we must push harder to show our resolve and our determination for reform. We can’t let the Family Section win by allowing current law to maintain its place in our society.  Change is necessary; change is needed; and change will occur as long as we don’t give up.  The highest court in the land is the land of public opinion.  We must make our voices heard and continue toward achieving our goal of alimony reform.
 
If we let up, we lose.  We will not lose…and we will not let up!!
 
Alan

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The Tallahassee Thousand ~ Mark Your Calendars

We will be standing up and speaking up for our children.the-people-who-think-they-are-crazy-enought-to-change-the-world-are-the-ones-who-do

Children need both parents! Stronger Families & Stronger Children Build Stronger Communities

Bring your parents, grandparents, children, friends and family.

We will be 1,000 strong in Tally!!!

About the Venue — Saturday, November 5 at 9 AM – 6 PM

Stronger Families & Stronger Children Build Stronger Communities 

We are Fathers helping Fathers. We are parents helping parents. We are advocates dedicated to bringing a change to end fatherlessness in Florida.

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WHEN are WE as AMERICANS going to STAND UP

…and no longer allow Family Courts to “Courtnap” a child for one parent;Parental Alienation - 2016

Or allow CPS to kidnap and murder our children?

Why is it so important we reform Family Law?

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Why these problems constitute a sophisticated form of Racketeering, something a friend of mine recently named the “cartel of Family Courts”?florida-families-united-childrens-rights-florida-2017-8-1024

votefamily-us-2015112Over twenty people testified of the complete dysfunction of our family courts in Miami and all across the state of Florida:  https://vimeo.com/channels/878408.

LRSP Public Meeting Miami-Dade February 23, 2015 — from The Florida Courts 

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A corruption that is killing our children here and around the world:

CORRUPTION

Here in Florida, the number of children who have died under the mafia of the Family Court system is increasing at an alarming rate. Count went from 490 to 533 (+6 in a matter of days) in only a few months:

Thank you Miami Herald for standing up for our children.

We must unite to put an end to this madness.
If you are tired of seeing innocent children die under the care of the family court system, help us Raise Hell, and stand up for them.
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Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald J. Trump

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Patriot Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald J. Trump Friday, as her pick for the President of the United States.
Schlafly made the announcement with Ed Martin, the president of the Eagle Forum, at noon from the St. Louis rally at the Peabody Opera House on Market Street.
“I was born and grew up here, went to school and college in St. Louis and its a great city and I welcome you all, this is the heart of america and I’m glad to meet a great american.
Schlafly, 91, has been a long-time conservative publicist, as well the national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has also been heralded since 1972 as the leader of the pro-family movement, when she led the fight to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment.

 

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAgtwN0UivY)

Broken Family Court System

Broken Fathers - 2015A Broken Family Court System:
‘What are You Prepared to do?’

Ignorance is bliss in some scenarios, and as a father having been involved in a contentious divorce and custody ordeal it was a luxury I found myself longing for at times. Facing a situation where one’s back is against the wall, in a court environment overtly hostile towards those who represent themselves, as a pro se litigant is a place parents should venture with extreme caution. In my situation it came to a point where in keeping up with my own case at times I began to become curious and observe what I knew to be odd behavior and activity within the court and its players.

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Broward Sheriff’s Office Child Protective Investigations Section is in a state of crisis.

Contact Florida Governor Rick Scott - 2016Broward sheriff’s child protection unit now ‘a shamble,’ former employee says

Investigators say children’s safety at risk

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.Broward County is No. 1 in a category nobody wants to win, topping the state in the number of reported child abuse cases. With more than 15,000 cases a year, serious allegations are being made against the agency that handles those abuse complaints — the Broward Sheriff’s Office Child Protective Investigations Section, or CPIS, which many past and present investigators said is in a state of crisis.

“Absolutely children’s safety is at risk,”

…said one veteran investigator who recently left CPIS.

Christina Bullins, an agent for the International Union of Police Associations, which represents CPIS employees, said the union has heard complaints from about 50 investigators in the unit, starting with what she said are their staggering workloads. National standards for child protection investigators call for 12 cases at a time, but BSO records supplied to the union show that many of the BSO investigators are working double and triple that number, with three investigators working more than 40 cases each.

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Safety of Children in Florida ~ Letter to Governor Rick Scott

Contact Florida Governor Rick Scott - 2016Letter to Governor Rick Scott, State of Florida – Safety of Children – Public Statements – The Voter’s Self Defense System – Vote Smart

By: Alcee Hastings, Sr. Patrick Murphy Lois Frankel Ted Deutch – Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) sent the following letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott after the recent deaths of five children previously involved with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). In each instance, the parents charged with the safekeeping of these children had histories of neglect or abuse, but were deemed suitable custodians of the children by DCF investigators. Joining Hastings as co-signers of the letter were Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-21), Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Patrick Murphy (FL-18).

The Honorable Rick Scott
Governor
Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Dear Governor Scott:

The past few weeks have been marred by the deaths of several young children who previously had contact with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). When looking at the function of child protective services and the responsibilities the state has when intervening in families, the foremost precept has always been safety. Unfortunately, the circumstances surrounding these deaths indicate that at some point, the safety of children lost its status as the prime operating principle of DCF in South Florida.

The facts of several of these cases as reported are disturbing. Not simply for the terrible manner in which these children died, but also for the fact that there were points where had investigators engaged in meaningful intervention, these children might be alive today. These tragic deaths are a signal that something beyond investigator judgment, assessments, forms, and follow through is wrong. We have been through this cycle of death, outrage, and reform before, and we are in the midst of this cycle again.

This cycle too easily devolves into foster care panic, where front-line social workers and investigators fearful of castigation needlessly remove children from their homes. Family preservation and child trauma are important considerations when determining the type of intervention the state will impose on a family. Certainly, there are many cases which warrant in- home services and supervision over removing children from their homes. These considerations should not fall by the wayside and be replaced with a removal fits all mentality. Conversely, this cycle must not lead to yet another form or assessment for child-welfare workers to fill out that ultimately leads to no real change or reflection.

State Senator Eleanor Sobel called for hearings and you have accepted former DCF Secretary Wilkins’ resignation. However, hearings may lead only to promises and overhauls that “work” until another scandal occurs. If Florida is to have a responsive, functional child-welfare system, the response to this string of deaths must lead to comprehensive reforms both with DCF and Florida’s treatment of children in general.

Governor Scott, we urge you to convene an independent panel to study child well-being within the state and make recommendations as to how we go about making Florida a state that truly nurtures and cares for its youngest. Florida must recognize and embrace prevention measures and become proactive.

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Seventy percent of the public supports shared parenting with mountains of social science research.

Why Is It So Hard To Pass Shared Parenting Legislation?

shared parenting Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the shared parenting movement is that despite such overwhelming support, progress continues to inch forward in tiny increments.

That isn’t to say things aren’t moving in the right direction. Twenty states considered shared parenting laws in 2015. More states are already joining the fold in 2016.

Still, actually passing legislation often proves to be extremely difficult.

The National Parents Organization recently noted that in three separate states – Massachusetts, Florida and Nebraska – anti-shared parenting advocates have thwarted bills even after helping write the bills.

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“Winner Take All” System Fails America!

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“Under current law, judges are supposed to consider 20 criteria and “the best interests of the child” when they write an order. But Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, who sponsored the legislation (SB 250) says the child’s wellbeing is an end goal and that to accomplish that, it’s in the best interests of kids to split time evenly with both parents whenever possible…family-law-reform-rally-2016

“As we look at other child welfare policies that we enact, we always start with the assumption that if it’s in best interest of the child, we want both parents involved and that we want both parents to take responsibility,” said Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville.”

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Dear 2016 Presidential Candidate, What’s causing the DCF deaths and the separation of our families?

DCF – CPS CHILDREN DEATHS DEPENDENCY & florida-judges-2015FAMILY COURTS

Dear 2016 Presidential Candidate,

Please help to stop the silent Holocaust caused by DCF nationwide. See recent example: Department of Children and Families visited Auburn foster home 3 days before toddler Avalena Conway-Coxon died in foster care 

We desperately need DCF CPS Family court Reform!

From VoteFamily.US:
Almost on a weekly basis two children are killed under the supervision of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) (last count 534+ in the last six years in Florida alone as per the Miami Herald
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 (miamiherald.com), and many more are taken away from parents even when this is not in the best interest of the children for mainly monetary reasons, see video.

What’s causing the DCF deaths and the separation of our families? One word summarizes it: GREED. DCF prefers to place children in foster homes or give them for adoption than to give them to family members because for every dollar it spends in foster homes, it receives three dollars from the federal government, a 200% return on investment (ROI) on top of monthly payments received for each foster child, and the bonuses received per adoption, all of which amounts to a highly sophisticated form of child trafficking as reported HERE similar to the Kids for Cash case in Pennsylvania, as described by the believed to have been murdered Senator Nancy Schaefer.

Don’t believe it? See testimony from Legal Aid attorney before Florida Supreme Court committee explaining how parents victims of domestic violence may lose custody of their children when they go before a judge for a restraining order seeking protection from their attackers and end up being separated from their children because “as a matter of law” they “have failed to protect their children from witnessing domestic violence:” YouTubeYouTube.

Take a look at three of these victims testifying at these hearings.

The second woman is Yarmila Castellanos, had her 3 day-old baby removed from her arms by DCF for no other reason than reporting domestic violence while her three other children were at home:

Unfortunately, these abuses cause great detrimental effects not only to the parents, but most importantly to the innocent children: YouTube.

And, one of the main targets of these gruesome acts are the disabled as per a recent investigation by the Department of Justiceada.gov doj child welfare.

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