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Hello, my name is Patty and I have a simple but very necessary idea that is designed to improve the lives of our children.
I am in the beginning stages of communication with certain Government Officials of creating a position that will enable families with a parent who has willingly chosen not to support their own children. It's designed to benefit everyone, not to isolate and criticize the parent.
By working with local employers, I believe we can place these parents in jobs that will bring financial support to their families. Thank You.
This should be made a law to protect established relationships between grandkids and all grandparents.
If something happens to the parents. The state wants grandparents to raise the child. Why do we not have rights to visit our grandchildren.
Under Massachusetts Law, MA, GLC 119, Section 39D, grandparents can request court ordered visitations with their unmarried minor grandchildren IF the parents do NOT live together AND are either divorced, married but living apart, or under a Temporary Order of judgment of separate support OR one or both parents have died OR the child was born out of wedlock and the paternity of the father has been adjudicated or acknowledged.
NOTE: If the child is adopted by a stranger, other than a stepparent, the grandparents CANNOT ask for, nor will they be given, court-ordered visitation.
This petition is for grandparents in the state of NC "only" who may be interested in grandparent visitation in the state of NC.
Currently, visitation laws in the State of Michigan leave parenting time open ending for the non-custodial parent when it has never been used, only used once, or sporadically. ALSO-the non-custodial parent who has NEVER used visitation, still reigns over the custodial parent and children being able to move out of the state of MICHIGAN! Their permission is required! This is absurd and should be diminished when they don't see or know the children at their choosing!
See Me or Free Me Law is being petitioned on behalf of my astonishment of the State not setting a time frame where non-use or misuse would result in automatic forfeiture.
The current law requires the custodial parent to file a "Change in Parenting Time" form against the offender. I use offender the same as a criminal is labeled due to the detrimental matter at hand, a CHILD. On the other end of the millions of non-custodial "offenders" (who are allowed to abuse the right to see their child consistently), is a CHILD!
Every parent deserves a fair chance, but the allowed abuse and repeated come and go must be stopped.
America needs good citizens, quality in=quality out. Where is the protection for our children? We have to be the voice.
There is no U.S. or state governing organization or law deterring the negative behavior demonstrated through Parental Alienation.
Currently, when Parental Alienation is practiced it is not a crime because it is not against the law, therefore no law is broken and it easily continues despite the known peril of negative actions/results. Parental Alienation is catalyst for: destroying parent-child relationships, various health issues for child/victim, domestic violence, neglect of law, increased tension between parents, and radical behavior.
In addition parental alienation overshadows Judge/Court ordered visitation schedules thus completely undermining our family justice system, judgments, and instructions of state and local officials therein.
The statistics for children whom are raised without both parents being involved are seriously alarming. Dysfunctional and unsuccessful are nice words for how they end up. Early pregnancy, incarceration, and suicide are closer to the truth. This brings the most important factor of Parental Alienation to the forefront.
Parental Alienation is not in the best interest of the child. The fact is it has immeasurable negative and damaging effect(s) on children and people of the state. If our children are unsuccessful what will our country soon be. Loving parents should not be stopped, they should allowed to be loving parents. It is what every child needs, deserves, and has a right to. Our country and government should support parents with interest in their children. There are enough cases, where sadly some parents do not desire to be involved with their children.
85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center of Disease Control).
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (Source: US.D.HHS..Bureau of the Census).
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools).
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for God's Children).
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: US.D.HHS..Bureau of the Census).
80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 114. p. 403-26. 1978).
70% of juveniles in state operated institutes come from fatherless homes (U.S. Dept. of Justice. Special Report. Sept 1988).
80% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless homes (Source: Fulton Co. Georgia Jail).
71% of teenage pregnancies are to children of single parents (Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services).
The answer is now turned on. An alienating parent demonstrates that they are against the co-parent, and in these cases the " other parent " is left to be vunerable and continually take on a winless battle over and over again. There has been no legal action with enough impact to deter this behavior. We are not helping children by ignoring parents whether women or men because [by ignoring the role in [parental alienaiton] we are ignoring numerous negative results from and of the paradigm. Personal feelings of scorn, revenge, malice need be left behind for the child(s) interest/sake.
1: Access and Contact Blocking - Active blocking of access or contact between the child and the absent parent. The rationale used to justify it may well take many different forms. One of the most common is that of protection. It may be argued that the absent parent's parental judgment is inferior and, therefore, the child is much worse off from the visit. In extreme cases, this will take the form of allegations of child abuse, quite often sexual abuse.
2: Criteria II: Unfounded Abuse Allegations - False or unfounded accusations of abuse against the absent parent. The most strident expression of this is the false accusation of sexual abuse. It has been well studied that the incident of false allegations of sexual abuse account for over half of those reported, when the parents are divorcing or are in conflict over some post dissolution issue. This is especially the situation with small children who are more vulnerable to the manipulations implied by such false allegations
3: Deterioration in Relationship Since Separation -Established parental relationships do not erode naturally of their own accord. They must be attacked. Therefore, any dramatic change in this area is virtually always an indicator of an alienation process that has had some success in the past.
4: Intense Fear Reaction by Children - It is the installation of fear by the alienating parent to the minor children that is the fuel by which this pattern is driven; this fear taps into what psychoanalysis tell us is the most basic emotion inherent in human nature--the fear of abandonment
We need to enforce the rights of all parents and children. It is our "right", and no one has the authority to take that away without hard evidence/reasons.
Father absence, one of our time's more disturbing trends, affects mothers and fathers alike, but more significantly places unwarranted hurdles before children. Twenty-four million children (34 percent) live absent from their biological father (Horn, Sylvester, 2002). Children in Father-absent families tend to suffer poverty and a lower-quality life.
According to the National Fatherhood Initiative publication,Father Facts, in 1999, 8 percent of children in married-coupled families were living in poverty, compared to 42 percent of children in female-householder families. Children from single parent homes-regardless of income-are two to three more times more likely to suffer behavioral or emotional problems than those with both biological parents in the home. They are more vulnerable to engaging in crime as demonstrated by the vast majority of inmates coming from fatherless homes.
Children in father absent homes are also more likely to have school problems such as repeating a grade or dropping out, further hurting their chances to earn livable wages. Most low income, absent fathers come from father absent homes themselves.
Futhermore, children from father-absent households are more likely to have sex as teens, and fatherless children often have children out of wedlock more often than the norm, perpetuating this vicious cycle.
My Name is Travis Winters. I have been paying child support for over 4 years now and have not seen my kids in about 3 years. I have 2 sons 1 named Jajorium Winters (Natchez, MS) and the other Logan Oubre (Vachirie, LA).
I have always wanted to be a good father to my kids but because of their mothers they have worked at making that very hard by their own selfishness. I Have forced to pay child support and don't have any contact with my kids. I Pray everyday that someday a law or one of them would grant me my life with my kids. I have gotten married and carry the fear of having another child because i feel i already lost 2 sons and don't want to lose another child. Well if any one can help me please all i want to do is be a good father, I don't care about paying the child support i just want to see my sons and be able to do the things a father should do with his son and teach him to become a good man in life.
August 2, 2006
I am filing this after having my normal visitation stripped from my son, and no visitation awarded for my daughter. I went to court to try to gain custody, and she wrongfully accused me of sexual and physical abuse to her.
She had gone to a counselor and told her the lies, so she could use the counselor against me in court. On that day we did not get to cross examine, as the day was continued. The magistrate ordered my visitation with my son be supervised, and no visitation with my daughter until I was fully examined by a counselor or psycologist.
On the second day of court the woman who does the supervision had advised the court that she felt no need for concern if I had my normal visitation back. We had other useful witnesses that day as well, only to get the same ruling as before.
I feel I was wrongly stripped of my children, and now my son calls me my ex's boyfriends name, and has referred to him as daddy.
The damage done to my relationship with my children will take years to fix, and that is if I ever get my normal visitation back. I d want to propose this so it doesnt happen to other parents.
December 21, 2005
I AM THE GRANDPARENT OF BRAIDEN VAUGH WRIGHT, A TEN YEAR OLD BOY. I HAVE BEEN DENIDED THE RIGHT TO SEE MY GRANDSON. IT HAS BEEN THREE YEARS TO EVEN GET TO SPEEK TO HIM.
I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE LIVES OR EVEN IF HE IS HEALTHY AND DOING WELL. MY WISH IS FOR VISITION EVEN IF SUPPERVISED.
We would like to ask for your support for the abolishment of the misuse of grandparent's rights.
PA. state law enables grandparents to partial/shared/full custody in the event of a death of a spouse. This law is enforced with no consideration to how fit the surviving spouse is. The law also never questions the fitness of the grandparents seeking custody and visitation. In these laws we see a clear discrimination in two assumptions, one in that a widowed spouse is assumed not fit enought for the child's well being and the other that a grandparent is automatically deemed fit. The after effect of these rights being violated affect the child's social life due to the forced visitation and also may have life long psychological effects and the court order can stand until the child reaches the age of 18. ***Please note: this is not a petition that's purpose is to end contact with the grandparents and grandchild, only that a fit parent be able to decide when a child should be able to establish contact and that a fit parent and child not suffer the somber effects of a forced visitation schedule.***
Please after your name place a P for Parent/G for Grandparent/N for neither
My wife and I separate and file for Divorce. I tell the court that I want JOINT PHYSICAL CUSTODY of our children. I know that because of my work, I would not be able to physically have the children 50% of the time but this would allow me some flexibility in seeing the kids. My wife is angry and bitter about the impending divorce so she finds a weapon to use against me. It's called the Family Court System. She tells them that I am a threat to her and/or our children. Then without any evidence or testimony from anyone, she is granted a Restraining Order against me. I am not only NOT allowed to see my own children, I am also ordered to attend weekly Domestic Violence classes for 1 year at a cost of $40 per class. I ask Judge Nancy Pollard of Orange County Family Court, on what grounds is she taking away my rights as a Father and branding me as a violent person. She said that all the evidence she needs is to believe that my wife is actually in fear of me in some way. I told her that that was ridiculous. I said that I would become a criminal just for trying to see my own kids. She told me to shut up or be charged with contempt.
During my 15 years of marriage, there was NEVER any incident of Domestic Violence. I was (and still am) a caring loving Father
who was voted Father of the Year by my Daughters Girl Scout Troop. My kids went to Catholic School and played sports. I was very much involved in their lives even though I work an average of 60 hours per week.
I was granted a MONITORED 2 hour visit every other Saturday by Judge Pollard but I was still ordered
to pay a large amount of Child Support. Even with the meager visitation rights I was given, my wife still "missed" several of the visits until I had to go to the local Police and file a report.
I have no problem paying Child Support. I do have a problem with a court system that plays into a bitter woman's hands and allows her to continue to use our children as weapons. This is tantamount to Child Abuse.
Now we are talking about Parental Alienation Syndrome. She is not only keeping my children from me but she is turning them against me in every way. She will not be happy until they feel the same way about me as she does. This should be a crime!
I know from talking to people and reading a lot that I am not alone here. There are many of you Fathers that are going through similar situations. I feel for you. Something must be done to stop the abuse of the Family Court Systems and give Fathers equal custody and visitation rights!