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  • She Was Raped And Had A Child, She Says. Judge Gave The Accused Rapist Joint Custody

    10/12/2017 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/09/17 | Kate Irby
    It’s a nightmare scenario for a 21-year-old mother – a court has granted joint custody to a man accused of raping her when she was 12. The rape allegedly occurred in September 2008, according to a press release by the woman’s attorney, Rebecca Kiessling. Christopher Mirasolo was charged with raping the woman when he was 18 and she was 12, which is a first-degree felony in Michigan. “The sentence ‘for a violation that is committed by an individual 17 years of age or older against an individual less than 13 years of age’ should have been a mandatory ‘imprisonment for...
  • Man who raped 12-year-old awarded joint custody of her child

    10/08/2017 12:41:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    Yahoo! news/The Independent ^ | Octoer 8, 2017 | Natasha Salmon
    A man who raped a 12-year-old has been awarded joint custody of her child despite being convicted of her rape and another sexual assault on a child.The convicted rapist assaulted the girl nine years ago and she subsequently became pregnant. A judge has given Christopher Mirasolo, 27, parenting time and joint legal custody of the eight-year-old boy after a paternity test found he was the father. Since his conviction for the rape in 2008, Mirasolo, from Brown City, Michigan, has been convicted of another child sex assault, for which he served four years in prison. As reported by The Detroit...
  • (This is Parental Alienation Folks) Verdict in Craig Rideout Murder Trial

    07/26/2017 8:41:45 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 7 replies ^ | 7/25/2017 | Alexis Arnold
    The jury reached a verdict in the Craig Rideout murder trial on Tuesday. Laura Rideout and her son Colin were both found guilty of murder and tampering with evidence. Laura Rideout was also found guilty of burglary. Alex Rideout was found guilty of tampering with evidence. Paul Tucci was found not guilty on all counts. Craig Rideout's estranged wife Laura, his sons Alex and Colin, and Lauras boyfriend Paul Tucci were charged with murder and tampering with evidence. The four were accused of strangling Craig Rideout. The 50-year-old's body was found dumped near a farm field in Penn Yan. The...
  • Ohio high court adopts use of gender-neutral language

    03/14/2016 9:27:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 15, 2016 12:03 AM EDT
    The Ohio Supreme Court is adopting the use of gender-neutral references in family court cases in place of words such as husband and wife following the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country. [] The Ohio order also includes father, mother, parent and spouse in its description of terms expressing familial relationships.
  • Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases in Queens, Insiders Charge (NYC)

    03/04/2015 10:41:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York ^ | Updated at 7:07 PM EST on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 | Melissa Russo, Evan Stulberger and Fred Mamoun
    A federal law intended to protect abused child victims of sex trafficking is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status, Queens Family Court insiders charge. Court insiders tell the I-Team that over the last year, hundreds of young men from the same part of India are all telling similar stories in order to get special access to green cards. Judges say they have no way of verifying their tales. In my opinion, the process is faulty, said Queens Family Court Judge John Hunt. Hunt tells the I-Team it is virtually impossible to verify the facts needed to know...
  • Children Strip-Searched At New Philadelphia Family Courthouse

    11/22/2014 8:52:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    CBS (Philadelphia) ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cherri Gregg
    HILADELPHIA (CBS) Multiple sources involved in cases in Philadelphia Family Court say sheriffs deputies improperly strip-searched juveniles in both criminal and DHS custody cases who were appearing at the court for hearings earlier this week. And once court administrators discovered what was going on, they put a stop to it. According to multiple sources, juveniles in county custody for both criminal and non-criminal matters who were making courtroom appearances at the new Family Courthouse, at 15th and Arch Streets, were first strip-searched by sheriffs deputies as a security measure all day Monday of this week and possible part of...
  • Statutory rape victim reportedly forced to pay child support

    09/02/2014 10:08:47 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 166 replies
    PHOENIX A man who slept with a 20-year-old woman when he was 14 and didnt learn he was a father until eight years later is now being forced to pay child support, the Arizona Republic reports. Olivas, who said he was confused and going through a rough patch at that time of his life time, said the two went their separate ways after the encounter. Arizona law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent to sexual relations with an adult under any circumstance. All of it was put behind him, he thought, until two years ago...
  • Calling FReepers

    05/09/2013 6:41:39 PM PDT · by WaterWeWaitinFor · 34 replies
    5/9/2013 | self
    Is it possible that the Family Court System in Arizona and perhaps across the nation is broken? Lawyers get Judges involved who cannot or will not make a decision, who in turn appoint a Parenting coordinator, who brings in many other "professionals" to evaluate a small child. Then a Best Interest Attorney is also brought in and MORE evaluations begin. Money, money, money and a system that consumes your entire life and drains your bank accounts.
  • Retired Israeli Judge Spreads Controversy in Australia

    03/18/2013 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Love for Israel · 4 replies
    Arutz UnPromisedLand ^ | March 18, 2013 | Sol Havivi
    Tel Aviv, ISRAEL 18 March 2013. Public outcry in Israel led to Philip Marcus early retirement last year. Marcus controversial views came to light when he denied custody to a gay father because he claimed his court had no way of knowing whether this homosexual father was a pedophile. That father had Marcus ruling overturned on appeal. The backlash over this case forced then-Judge Marcus into early retirement. Philip Marcus troubles did not end there. A group of Israeli parents brought his rulings to a committee hearing at the United Nations and successfully proved the family court system which...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • We must abandon the claim that the (family) court has been acting in childrens best interests

    09/08/2010 12:56:40 PM PDT · by fathers1 · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/2/2010 | Robert Franklin, Esq.
    How many times have you heard or read the phrase the best interests of the child? If you read much about family law and family courts, the probable answer is more times than I can count. Indeed, establish a Google Alert for the phrase and youll get links to several articles, court cases, op-eds, etc. a day, every day of the week. In Canada the best interests of the child has been raised by the Supreme Court to a level of importance that trumps even constitutional considerations. So, with the phrase in such common usage and so vital to custody...
  • Can any freeper access a Wiley InterScience Law Article? re: family court destroying my family.

    05/20/2009 7:01:10 AM PDT · by George from New England · 11 replies · 1,148+ views
    Wiley InterScience ^ | Sept 2003 | Judge
    The link has not worked for too many so I will post the abstract below. I hope a freeper can access and if copyrighted, send me the article by freeper email. The train is on track to permanently removing our grandchildren (3 and 1 yr old) from our lives, forever. We suspect that we have an activist judge presiding over our family case and because of the color of different people involved, we may not be able to get a fair and balance outcome. So far the hearings have consistently gone against the biological paternal grandparents, solely based on social...
  • Default Daddyhood

    01/12/2009 10:55:29 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 37 replies · 1,513+ views
    Reason ^ | January 12, 2009 | r. balko
    Another wrongful-paternity case from hell: When Walter Sharpe received the certified letter on Feb. 6, 2001, he knew the complaint for child support was a mistake. Andre Sharpe had a different date of birth, a different Social Security number and different previous addresses. Andre Sharpe also had an 11-year-old daughter with a woman in Harrisburg, and Walter Sharpe knew he had been to Harrisburg only once, to register a car. He also knew he hadn't fathered a child to a woman named Terri Jones on that trip. So he ignored it. Big mistake. A court entered a default judgment against...
  • Are Single Mothers the 'New American Family?'

    10/04/2006 11:07:34 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 37 replies · 1,327+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/3/06 | By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Call it the backlash against the backlash. Over the past decade, Americans have increasingly understood that the divorce revolution, fatherlessness and single parent households are harming our children. Now those who view the traditional family as disadvantageous to women are firing back, defending women who choose single motherhood and depicting fathers as superfluous. Last fall Stanford University Gender Scholar Peggy Drexler penned the highly-publicized book Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men. This month Oxford Press released Wellesley College Women's Studies Professor Rosanna Hertzs Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women...
  • Shared Parenting Initiative Helps Women, Too

    09/26/2006 12:50:22 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 19 replies · 529+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 9/26/06 | By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Jane is a successful career woman. She has moved up rapidly in a competitive field, and is advancing her career by attending business school at night. Bob works out of their home and does most of the childcare. If Bob decides he doesnt want Jane anymore, should he be able to take her kids away and push her to the margins of their lives? The opponents of the North Dakota Shared Parenting Initiative think he should. Under the NDSPI, unless a parent is unfit, both parents in a divorce will have joint legal and physical custody of their children. By...
  • Schwarzenegger Should Veto AB 2051

    09/20/2006 2:14:57 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 9/20/06 | Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Schwarzenegger Should Veto AB 2051 By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks The California Assembly just passed a domestic violence bill which will perpetuate the states harmful policy of excluding men and their children from receiving state-funded domestic violence services. Under AB 2051, only battered women are eligible for the shelters, hotel vouchers, counseling and legal services the state provides victims of domestic violence. Governor Schwarzenegger should veto this misguided legislation. Because AB 2051 is based on the discredited premise that men are rarely the victims of intimate partner abuse, the bill has aroused considerable opposition from domestic violence researchers and...
  • New American Bar Association Article Points to Crisis in False Paternity Judgments

    08/22/2006 4:03:20 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 31 replies · 1,174+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/22/06 | By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
    Child support enforcement programs are supported by all sides of the political spectrum, from womens advocates on the left to traditionalists on the right. While this popularity is sometimes understandable, it has also allowed glaring and inexcusable abuses to fester and grow. Of these, none is more egregious than when men are forced to pay 18 years of child support for children who are not theirs, and who in many cases theyve never even met. In The Innocent Third Party: Victims of Paternity Fraud, a new article in the American Bar Association's Family Law Quarterly, Washington DC attorney Ronald K....
  • Respect a Man's Choice, Too

    08/09/2006 11:27:38 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 7 replies · 732+ views
    AlterNet ^ | 8/9/06 | By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    In Kai Ma’s recent AlterNet column “The Difference Between a Womb and a Wallet” (7/26/06) she applauds a U.S. District Court judge’s quick, contemptuous dismissal of Matt Dubay’s “Roe v. Wade for Men” lawsuit. Dubay sought to wipe out the child support payments he is obligated to make to an ex-girlfriend who, he says, used a fallacious claim of infertility to deceive him into getting her pregnant. In opposing “Choice for Men,” Ma asserts that a “woman's decision to terminate a pregnancy is not the equivalent of a man's choice to financially opt out of fatherhood.” She cites the pain...