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  • Mom Loses Son's Custody For Not Speaking Arabic

    06/21/2014 11:07:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 21, 2014
    The court also ruled that the boy should live with his two sistersThe UAE’s top court stripped a non-Arab mother off her son’s custody and ordered her to hand over the eight-year-old boy to his Arab father to be with his sisters because she cannot speak Arabic, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The mother, who was divorced a year ago, had first lost the custody for her son at a Court of First Instance before an appeals court ruled for her. The father then appealed the verdict with the Federal Supreme Court (FSC), the highest judicial authority in the UAE....
  • BREAKING: 5 Gitmo Terrorists Arrive in Qatar “With No Sign They Are – Under Custody” (Video)

    06/02/2014 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/2/14 | Jim Hoft
    The five Guantanamo detainees released by the Obama administration in exchange for America’s last prisoner of war arrived in Qatar today. As Brian Ross reported on ABC: “The terror group is calling their release a major victory. New video posted this morning on an Afghan news website shows the five former detainees arriving in Qatar with no sign they are under any sort of custody or guard.… They received a hero’s welcome.”
  • Splitting the IVF Baby

    05/25/2014 5:09:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    If his story were a movie, then Gus' tale would start before he was born in December 2009. It would begin in a fertility clinic, where actor Jason Patric donated sperm so that his ex-girlfriend Danielle Schreiber could have a baby. Later, his parents would reunite and then split up and then, after a contentious custody battle, find the love they always knew was there, wed and live happily ever after. But this story begins in Hollywood, so there is no marriage; there are many breakups, separate residences and legions of lawyers -- and there is a cause that other...
  • Judge Tells Father to Stop Emailing His Children in all Capital Letters

    05/05/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | April 17, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    High Court judge tells father to cut it out because it looks like he is shouting.A High Court judge in England told an “insensitive” father that he must stop emailing his children in all capital letters because it looks like he is yelling at them. The Israeli father is in a custody dispute involving his 13-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. During the dispute, the children have been moving back and forth between England and Israel. The judge ordered that the father’s old style of emails, which were "equivalent to him shouting,” needed to be improved upon with the help of...
  • Major updates in the case of Connecticut teen Justina Pelletier (nurse speaks out)

    05/01/2014 6:00:26 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://www.glennbeck.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Staff
    After months of false leads and dead ends, there have been some promising updates in the case of Connecticut teen Justina Pelletier. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families took custody of Justina after her parents disputed the diagnosis doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital’s handed down. Boston Children’s Hospital said the then 15-year-old had a psychiatric disorder – not mitochondrial disease, which her parents had been treating her for at the direction of another doctor. Though a Boston juvenile court judge recently awarded permanent custody of Justina to the state DCF, it would appear, based on the letter by Massachusetts...
  • Wendy Davis Gave Up Custody of Youngest Daughter in 2005 Divorce

    01/22/2014 1:52:42 PM PST · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 1-22-2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    It's one of the most striking details in Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's life uncovered by Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater: in 2005, Davis, apparently eager to advance her career, relinquished custody of not just her child with her second husband, Jeffry Davis, but also her first child from another marriage. "It's not a good time for me right now” Davis said at the time, explaining her decision, according to Jeffry Davis. Wendy Davis's first daughter Amber, born during her first marriage to Frank Underwood, was 23 at the time – an adult. Her daughter with Jeffry, Dru, was...
  • Man suspected of killing priest was in police custody before slaying

    01/03/2014 1:01:13 PM PST · by reagandemocrat · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-3-14 | y Ashley Fantz. Greg Botelho and Dan Simon, CNN
    Eureka, California (CNN) -- Police had a man who is suspected of killing a Catholic priest in his California rectory, but they let him go. It was mere hours before the slaying of the Rev. Eric Freed that an odd-acting Gary Lee Bullock had been in custody for public intoxication. On New Year's Eve, Humboldt County sheriff's deputies had responded to reports that a person was "acting strangely" and arrested Bullock, taking him to jail. But Bullock, police said, was "rejected" from the facility "due to his erratic behavior." Bullock, 43, was then moved to a nearby hospital, "where he...
  • 2nd LA airport worker in custody for dry ice bombs

    10/18/2013 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2013 10:02 PM EDT | Tami Abodllah
    Police have arrested a second airport employee for an alleged role in setting off ice bombs at the Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angele police say 41-year-old Miguel Angel Iniguez of Inglewood was arrested Friday while working at the airport. Iniguez was a supervisor for Servisair and responsible for 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett who was arrested Tuesday night. …
  • Man in Custody After Suspicious Car Found Near Dupont Circle

    06/03/2013 4:31:24 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 27 replies
    WRC (NBC 4 DC) ^ | 6/3/13 | NBC4. DC
    People in the area reported a man driving erratically and yelling from a black Honda Civic with signs and stickers -- some referencing Sept. 11, 2001 -- about 3 p.m. Monday, News4’s Jackie Bensen reported. One sign read "Death to Capitalism," bicyclist Jen House told News4...... Several of what appear to be gas cans and propane canisters are visible inside the car, which prompted police to close several streets in the area and evacuate Ross Elementary School and an apartment building as a precaution, Bensen reported.
  • Too Weak to Surrender Obama promises terrorists he'll try hard to meet their demands.

    05/01/2013 2:10:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 15 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 050113 | JAMES TARANTO
    The World's Greatest Orator appeared before the press yesterday, and here are some highlights of his remarks: "This is hard stuff. . . . Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly. I think it's a little--as Mark Twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. . . . Right now things are pretty dysfunctional up on Capitol Hill. . . . You seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there [in Congress] have no responsibilities and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. That's their job. ....
  • Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody

    05/01/2013 8:24:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 241 replies
    Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News National Affairs Reporter By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 10 mins ago Boston police have three additional suspects in custody in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, the department announced Tuesday. A spokeswoman at the Boston police department directed all questions on the suspects to the FBI, which has yet to disclose their identities.
  • Friends of accused Boston bomber are taken into custody in New Bedford, Mass.

    04/20/2013 7:24:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 122 replies
    My Daily News ^ | April 20, 2013, 5:09 PM | Iriving Dejohn AND Joe Kemp
    Two pals of the accused Boston Marathon bombers were pulled from their New Bedford, Mass. home and taken into custody on Saturday. The two men, known to neighbors by their first names Azmat and Diaz — who share a black BMW SUV adorned with a novelty license plate that reads “Terrorista #1” — were cuffed and hauled out of their Carriage Dr. apartment shortly before 4 p.m.
  • Report: Kidnapped brothers turn up in Cuba [Elian Gonzalez in Reverse]

    04/09/2013 6:11:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/8/13
    Two boys allegedly kidnapped in Florida by their father turned up with their parents in Cuba Monday, officials said... ...the boys were taken by their parents, Joshua Hakken, 35, and his wife, Sharyn Hakken, 34, who had lost custody of the children after Joshua's drug-possession arrest in Louisiana.
  • Judge criticises warring couple [lawyers] for squandering £1.7 million on bitter divorce battle

    09/19/2012 6:01:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 19, 2012 | Telegraph reporters
    A couple who squandered £1.7 million during a bitter divorce and custody battle were criticised by a judge driving their marriage "full tilt onto the rocks." Judge Clive Million slammed Anna-Marie Harvey Kavanagh, 47, and her ex-husband Giles Kavanagh, 52, who - despite both being practicing solicitors - have "spent almost all their assets in litigation". The couple were criticised for "wrecking the ship of their marriage, then turning their attention to the lifeboats." "The ship of marriage may founder, but this couple have driven theirs full tilt onto the rocks," he said. The couple who lived in a £3.2m...
  • Colorado Hiker Who Abandoned Injured Dog Relinquishes Custody

    09/17/2012 6:42:28 PM PDT · by sirchtruth · 76 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 09/17/12 | Christina Ng and Annie Rose Ramos
    The Colorado climber criticized for abandoning his injured dog on a mountain has agreed to give up custody of the dog to one of its rescuers. Anthony Ortolani, 29, originally said he wanted custody of his dog Missy when she was rescued by a team of hikers after surviving eight days on the mountain. Since then, Ortolani has received intense criticism and even death threats over his decision.
  • Secret Service investigates threat made during Obama's Orlando visit; man in custody

    08/02/2012 8:07:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    WFTV ^ | 8-2-2012 | WFTV
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Secret Service is investigating a threat made as President Barack Obama visited Central Florida on Thursday. WFTV was there as deputies and the Secret Service surrounded an Orange County apartment complex. The suspect was taken into custody, strapped to a gurney and hauled off to the hospital to be evaluated after allegedly making a threat against the President of the United States or former President Bill Clinton, both of whom visited Central Florida on Thursday. The Orange County Sheriff's Office told WFTV the Secret Service asked for help tracking down the man after it received...
  • Study: Father's Day Must Be Every Day - Critical For Child's Development

    06/17/2012 11:48:18 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | June 17, 2012 | Rebecca Matok
    Study: Father's Day Must Be Every Day - Critical For Child's DevelopmentBy Rebecca Matok Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- June 17, 2012 ... A father's love and presence is as important to a child’s emotional development as a mother’s, a large-scale study has confirmed. Investigating the cases of more than 10,000 sons and daughters revealed how a cold or distant father can damage a child’s life, sometimes for decades to come. The review of 36 studies from around the world concluded that a father's love is at least as important to youngsters as that of their mothers. Researcher Professor Ronald...
  • Mom ends up in jail after son's baptism

    05/13/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 41 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/13/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    Last December, a 12-year-old boy was baptized in a Karns Baptist church. Four months later, his mother went to jail as a result. "I was in complete shock," Stephanie "Stacy" Miller recalled of the day in April when Knox County Fourth Circuit Court Judge Bill Swann ordered her jailed. "The guy had to drag me down the hallway. I was like, 'I just had my son baptized.' I laid my head (on the arresting deputy's) shoulder and just cried, 'Please, help me.'" Swann's controversial decision is raising questions about the use of the state's criminal contempt law to punish parents...
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • Same-sex custody battle could change Florida law

    03/04/2012 9:25:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    AJC ^ | 3/04/12 | JAMES L. ROSICA
    Same-sex custody battle could change Florida lawBy JAMES L. ROSICA The Associated Press 9:46 a.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A custody battle in Florida between two lesbians could fuel the growing national debate over the definition of motherhood. It also might force state lawmakers to reconsider a 19-year-old law regarding the rights of sperm and egg donors. The women, now in their 30s and known in court papers only by their initials, were both law enforcement officers in Florida. One partner donated an egg that was fertilized and implanted in the other. That woman gave birth in...
  • UN Calls on Israel to Amend Custody Law, End Gender Bias Discrimination Against Divorced Fathers

    12/12/2011 2:24:34 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 12, 2011 | Ruth Eglash
    UN Calls on Israel To Amend Custody Law, End Gender Bias Discrimination Against Divorced Fathers By Ruth Eglash The Jerusalem Post UN Rights committee highlights need to ease burden on fathers seeking full or partial custody of their children. The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has called on the Israel government to amend its laws in order to ease the burden on fathers seeking full or partial custody of their children. At a special hearing in Geneva last month, the committee expressed concern that fathers embroiled in custody disputes in Israel are not always treated fairly...
  • UN: Israel Discriminates Against Divorced Fathers, Children

    12/06/2011 2:43:00 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    UN: Israel Discriminates Against Divorced Fathers, ChildrenBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York, New York --- December 6, 2011 .... The UN, which has a long, documented history for bashing Israel at almost each and every opportunity, has come out today on behalf of divorced fathers and their children in Israel. It is unfortunate that thousands of loving, caring and responsible dads in Israel had to go to the UN and illustrate how blatant gender bias discrimination is under Israel law. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has declared that Israel discriminates against divorced fathers. That...
  • Case of 200-pound 8-year-old in Ohio renews question: Should parents of obese lose custody?

    11/29/2011 5:49:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 97 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/29/11 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    Case of 200-pound 8-year-old in Ohio renews question: Should parents of obese lose custody?Article by: THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press Updated: November 29, 2011 - 7:16 AM CLEVELAND - The case of an 8-year-old Cleveland Heights boy taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese. The boy was removed from his family and was placed in foster care in October after county case workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight. The boy, at his weight, is considered...
  • Adolf Hitler in Custody Battle

    10/28/2011 12:45:20 PM PDT · by americanophile · 45 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 10/28/11 | The Inquisitr
    Adolf Hitler is one of the most evil men to ever walk the face of the planet. He also happens to be a little boy in New Jersey. Adolf Hitler Campbell was taken away from his parents in 2009 because welfare officials said that his name was a form of abuse. And Adolf Hitler isn’t the only strange name in the Campbell family. Heath and Deborah Campbell named their daughter JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. But is an offensive name reason enough to divide a family? Here’s a news report filmed shortly after Adolf Hitler was taken away from his parents....
  • Fathers File Petition Against Israel in UNHRC

    06/11/2011 9:10:40 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 2011 | Ruth Eglash
    Fathers File Petition Against Israel in UNHRC Jerusalem --- Five fathers who feel they have been systematically denied their basic human rights by the Israeli authorities and the justice system during long and drawn-out custody battles with the mothers of their children filed a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday against the State of Israel. The five individual complaints, which all detail years of court rulings and decisions by the authorities to deny or limit the fathers’ access to their children, were filed collectively by the Coalition for Children and Family Israel (CCF), a non-profit organization...
  • 3 Year Battle For Parental Rights - Mother vs Former Girlfriend (Amazing story)

    06/10/2011 8:46:34 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 31 replies
    610 AM WTVN eadio ^ | 6/9/2011 | Unknown
    The following was provided by Chuck Douglas - Talk Show Host for WTVN 610 AM Radio in Columbus, Ohio. JULIE SMITH CASE IS FINALLY MOVING FORWARD I have had Julie on the show a couple of times. I got this press release today. Pay particular attention to the next to last paragraph. For Immediate Release June 10, 2011 Mother Sentenced to Jail Vindicated by Appeals Court On June 9, 2011, the Tenth District Court of Appeals for Franklin County vindicated the Mother of a seven-year old child who was sentenced to jail twice for refusing to comply with multiple invalid...
  • Fathers 4 Justice Embraces Love for Israel Relief Plan to Rescue Collapsed Child Welfare System

    06/10/2011 2:34:18 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | June 10, 2011 | Herb Brandon
    Fathers 4 Justice Embraces Love for Israel Relief Fund Plan to Rescue Collapsed Child Welfare System By Herb Brandon Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- June 10, 2011 .... Fathers 4 Justice Israel has endorsed The Love for Israel Relief Fund proposal for http://love4israel.org/admin/pdf/Proposal.pdf calling for outsourced child welfare services in Israel. According to the proposal, outsourcing services saved the welfare system in Illinois and would also rescue Israel's failed welfare system. The Israel state-run infrastructure has reached a boiling point after government employed social workers went on strike in March 2011 and returned to work only to be dragged...
  • US dad sues Japan Airlines after ex-wife left with son

    04/21/2011 7:42:25 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies
    AFP/Google ^ | April 16, 2011 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — A US man has sued Japan Airlines, claiming it wrongfully helped his Japanese ex-wife leave the United States with their son, despite court orders that the child remain in California. Scott Sawyer alleges the airline and a US travel agency agency knowingly assisted his ex-wife, Japanese national Kyoko Sawyer, take their son Wayne to Japan in December 2008 when the boy was two years old. "There is a long list of red flags that existed in this case that should have caused the airline and travel agency to do something," lawyer Mark Meuser told AFP on Saturday....
  • In Israel, Remembering One Passover Massacre, Living Another Of Father's, Children's Rights

    04/16/2011 6:29:04 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 16, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    In Israel, Remembering One Passover Massacre, Living Another Of Father's, Children's Rights By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- April 16, 2011 ...... As a professional journalist, one must be able to observe and report objectivity. From high tech, fashion and the arts to politics, natural disasters and social media. But the two areas for which veteran journalists truly dread reporting from is the battle field and the family court. There could not be two topics which are more devastating to the human soul. And no amount of press credentials and being behind the camera can buffer one...
  • Brooke Mueller Tries Pawning Jewelry, Stereo (Charlie Sheen's estranged wife)

    04/14/2011 9:26:38 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 04/15/2011 | Staff
    Brooke Mueller walked into a pawn shop in Inglewood, CA. early this morning, and tried to hock an expensive men's watch and a stereo ... and sources tell TMZ Brooke has fallen off the wagon. An employee at the shop, Jack Feldman, tells us ... Brooke was desperately trying to get cash for the two items ... but the store would not make the purchase because Brooke did not have a valid I.D. In the surveillance footage from the store obtained by TMZ, Brooke nervously and anxiously paces around the store while the employees check out the items.
  • Israel Fathers Take Gender Bias Discrimination in Family Courts, Child Welfare to Supreme Court

    03/23/2011 6:36:29 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Fathers Take Gender Bias Discrimination in Family Courts, Child Welfare to Supreme Court By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- March 22, 2011 ..... Fathers 4 Justice and Equal Access in Israel have issued a news release on the nightmare of men in Israel, who are denied visitation rights with their children. But this news release is far different from any which has been written before. The subject of Israel fathers being automatically denied access to their children based on lies and false claims of child abuse by an ex wife or female partner is now subject...
  • 'I feel like she's black': Halle Berry on the daughter caught in middle

    02/07/2011 5:22:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 68 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 8, 2011
    Halle Berry has said she considers her daughter Nahla, who is at the centre of a bitter custody battle, to be 'black'. Her comment emerged a week after the fight between Berry and her ex boyfriend Gabriel Aubry over the two-year-old turned ugly.
  • FHP: Custody Battle Ends In Disney Parking Lot

    09/07/2010 12:07:09 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 19 replies
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | September 7, 2010
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Troopers said they were called to the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World on Tuesday morning for a custody fight that ended in the theme park's parking lot. The Florida Highway Patrol said a father from New York followed his ex-wife and child, who he claimed he has not seen in two years, to the theme park. The man followed the two into the Animal Kingdom parking lot. Troopers said they are trying to sort out the paperwork and custodial issue.
  • Divorce Attorney Senator Creem (D) is Anti Shared Parenting (dump her in November)

    09/01/2010 11:13:22 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 8 replies
    Fathers and Families Board Chairman Ned Holstein, MD, MS debated Massachusetts Senator Cynthia Creem (pictured at right), co-chair of the Joint Committee on The Judiciary, on the subject of family court reform and HB 1400, Fathers and Families' shared parenting bill. We want you to join in the debate--please post a comment to Creem's article by clicking here. Creem is currently in the middle of a hotly contested electoral battle to save her state Senate seat. The Creem-Holstein debate began last week with Dr. Holstein's column Senator Creem and Mr. Rudnick, Help our children (Newton Tab, 8/24/10). Yesterday Senator Creem...
  • Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston Strike Custody Deal 8/13/2010 4:40 PM PDT by TMZ

    08/13/2010 10:28:28 PM PDT · by Justaham · 34 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8-13-10
    TMZ has learned ... Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have reached a settlement in their custody case. Under the deal, filed with an Alaska Superior Court, Bristol will get primary physical custody of Tripp. Levi will have visitation, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturdays and 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesdays. Levi has to pay Bristol child support. The amount isn't stated, but the agreement says the calculation is based on earnings of $72,000 a year. And get this ... Under the agreement filed with the court, the parties agree not to "speak badly about the other...
  • Ohio Man Seeks Return of His Daughter Taken in Adoption Try

    07/12/2010 12:15:09 PM PDT · by fathers1 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    www.fathersandfamilies.org ^ | 07/12/10 | Robert Franklin, Esq.
    Doss said the birth mother signed an affidavit stating that she didn’t know the identity of the birth father. “That was what she signed and what we believed,” she said. Several weeks later, she learned that Mills had filed a brief in court claiming to be the father. “We didn’t know if that were true or if he wanted custody,” she said. “The birth mother was adamant he wasn’t the father. It wasn’t until the end of September that we got the result of the DNA testing.” And so began the heart-rending case of a little girl she named Vanessa,...
  • Calif. Mom Finds Missing Children Using Facebook

    06/08/2010 8:33:24 AM PDT · by MissTed · 65 replies · 199+ views
    AP ^ | 6/5/10 | Staff
    A Southern California mother whose two children were reported missing 15 years ago has tracked them down in Florida using Facebook. The children's father, Faustino Utrera, took off with them in 1995 when they were ages 2 and 3, said San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Kurt Rowley. The mother had found her daughter's Facebook profile after searching for her name on the social networking site in March, Rowley said. An official said Saturday that the now 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have been placed in the custody of the state of Florida. "You can imagine the feelings she's having, not...
  • Need Ruthless Family Court Attorney in Buffalo (Vanity)

    06/07/2010 12:21:42 PM PDT · by mom4melody · 14 replies · 38+ views
    Please, I need a name of a ruthless yet fairly honest (is that an oxymoron) family law attorney in the Buffalo NY area, ASAP would be great. Thanks in advance for any help.
  • Lesbian mom must share parental status with ex

    02/23/2010 8:26:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies · 1,118+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/23/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court, a Bay Area woman has won the right to parental status and visits with the daughter of her former lesbian partner, who moved out when the girl was 3 months old. The high court denied review Monday of an appeal by the birth mother, identified only as Kristina S., who challenged her former partner's right to be considered a parent. Kristina's lawyers, from the religious conservative group Liberty Counsel, argued that recognizing parental status after a few months of care violated a mother's right to control her child's...
  • Divorcing couple war over child's religion

    02/17/2010 6:35:01 AM PST · by mlizzy · 86 replies · 938+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01-16-10 | Cynthia Dizikes and Kristen Mack
    <p>Rebecca Reyes opened an e-mail from her estranged husband in November to learn to her shock that he had their 3-year-old daughter baptized in the Catholic Church even though she said the couple, in happier times, had agreed to raise her in the Jewish faith.</p>
  • Lesbian Janet Jenkins Begins Media Campaign to Gain Custody of Ex-Partner Lisa Miller’s Child

    02/06/2010 11:57:52 AM PST · by mlizzy · 15 replies · 917+ views
    AFTAH ^ | 02-06-10 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    (LifeSiteNews.com) – Janet Jenkins, a practicing lesbian who was once in a “civil union” with ex-lesbian Lisa Miller, is conducting a media campaign to locate Miller’s seven-year-old daughter in an attempt to gain custody of the child. Miller’s daughter, Isabella, was conceived via artificial insemination during the pair’s relationship, and has no biological relationship with Jenkins. Miller disappeared with Isabella in December, apparently in an effort to prevent a Vermont judge from transferring custody of her child to Jenkins. But Jenkins is doing numerous interviews with mainstream media outlets, ostensibly in an effort to locate Isabella (described by Jenkins...
  • Santa Cruz court to hear former lesbian partners' custody dispute over twins..

    01/19/2010 11:07:55 PM PST · by TaraP · 13 replies · 806+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Jan 16th, 2010
    SANTA CRUZ — In a case that could have far-reaching implications for gay rights, a Santa Cruz woman is seeking to maintain joint custody of 10-month-old twins that she and her former partner, the biological mother of the children, had agreed to raise. As court battles over the rights of non-biological gay parents garner national attention, the Santa Cruz case contains a complicated wrinkle: The biological mother is now involved in a romantic relationship with the sperm donor, who has joined her in seeking full custody of the boys. "It's the first case I'm aware of where a lesbian couple...
  • The Lisa Miller Case:Cultural Revolution, Judicial Tyranny and Our National Future

    01/07/2010 6:55:08 PM PST · by tcg · 1 replies · 413+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/8/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ....The Lisa Miller case reveals the dangers of judicial tyranny. The Judicial branch used to be called the “least dangerous branch”. Courts were arbiters not super legislatures which could make law. Now, unelected Judges are used as tools for effecting social change. This approach fails to respect the separation of powers doctrine and threatens our Reoublic. However, it is even worse in the case of a Court created “right” such as the alleged "right" to kill children in the womb. Court insistence that we treat homosexual relationships as equivalent to marriage is another example of calling something a "right" which...
  • Vermont custody dispute highlights legal consequences of same-sex unions

    01/05/2010 1:43:58 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 870+ views
    cna ^ | January 5, 2010
    Isabella and Lisa Miller Alexandria, Va., Jan 5, 2010 / 06:13 am (CNA).- In a case showing some ramifications of the legal recognition of same-sex unions, a Virginia woman has disobeyed a Vermont court order to turn over sole custody of her biological daughter to her former lesbian partner.Lisa Miller conceived and gave birth to her daughter Isabella through artificial insemination in 2002 while living in a same-sex civil union with Janet Jenkins in Vermont. Miller left Jenkins and homosexual practice a year later and converted to an evangelical form of Christianity, the New York Times reports.Jenkins brought a...
  • Woman Defies Order To Give Child To Ex-Partner [Miller Now Evangelical Christian]

    01/01/2010 3:59:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 105 replies · 2,785+ views
    AP Report ^ | January 01st 2010
    Woman Defies Order To Give Child To Ex-Partner Parental abduction charges possible after she and daughter vanish Lisa Miller [Pic in URL] and her 7-year-old daughter are missing after failing to show up at the home of Miller's ex-partner as part of a court-ordered custody agreement. A woman at the center of a complex dispute with her former lesbian partner defied a court order to give up custody of her 7-year-old daughter Friday, and police said she could face parental abduction charges. A Vermont judge had ordered Lisa Miller to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins at 1 p.m....
  • Va. woman fails to give up child to ex-partner

    01/01/2010 2:04:35 PM PST · by Skooz · 143 replies · 3,782+ views
    iWon News ^ | January 1 2010 | BEN NUCKOLS
    A woman at the center of a complex dispute with her former lesbian partner defied a court order to give up custody of her 7-year-old daughter, an attorney said Friday. A Vermont judge had ordered Lisa Miller to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins at 1 p.m. Friday at the Falls Church, Va., home of Jenkins' parents. Miller did not show up with the girl, said Sarah Star, Jenkins' Vermont-based attorney. Jenkins has notified Fairfax County, Va., police that Isabella is missing, Star said. "She's very disappointed, obviously," Star said. "She's very concerned about Isabella and asks that if...
  • Where in The World is Lisa Miller and Her Daughter Isabella?

    12/30/2009 5:40:29 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 37 replies · 2,568+ views
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | Dec 30,2009 | By EMILY FRIEDMAN
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  • Vt. judge: Birth mom must give child to ex-partner

    12/29/2009 1:50:58 PM PST · by madison10 · 41 replies · 2,087+ views
    AP ^ | 12/29/2009 | Wilson Ring
    MONTPELIER, Vt. – The birth mother of a 7-year-old Virginia girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman's former lesbian partner, a Vermont judge ruled, adding that it seems the woman has "disappeared" with her daughter... ..The couple broke up in 2003, and Miller moved to Virginia, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian...
  • Vt. Judge: Birth Mom Must Give Child To Ex-Partner [Have We Gone Mad?]

    12/29/2009 10:40:34 AM PST · by Steelfish · 201 replies · 4,989+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 29, 2009 | Wilson Ring
    Vt. Judge: Birth Mom Must Give Child To Ex-Partner By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer Dec. 29, 2009 MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The birth mother of a 7-year-old Virginia girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman's former lesbian partner, a Vermont judge has ruled. Vermont Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered Lisa Miller of Winchester, Va., to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins of Fair Haven at 1 p.m. Friday at the Virginia home of Jenkins' parents. Miller and Jenkins were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000. Isabella was born to Miller through artificial insemination...
  • Sarah Palin's daughter seeks full custody of baby

    12/28/2009 9:33:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies · 3,684+ views
    seattlepi ^ | 12/28/09 | The Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Alaska judge's ruling has revealed a heated legal custody battle between Sarah Palin's daughter and the father of Palin's grandson. A November request by 18-year-old Bristol Palin keep the proceedings closed was denied Christmas Eve. Her Nov. 3 petition for sole custody and child support also seeks a visitation schedule for Levi Johnston, the father of 1-year-old Tripp. Bristol says her ex-fiance has exercised "sporadic visitation rights." The 19-year-old Johnston denies in court documents that he has avoided his responsibilities. He is seeking shared custody.