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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Agnostic dad appeals child custody decision based on religion

On August 6, 2008, PCDCS filed its pre-dispositional report with the trial court, which indicated under the sub-heading "Parental History" that "paternity has not yet been established for [Father]." (Appellant's App. p. 31). The report later indicated, however, that J.O.'s family formerly "consisted of [J.O.] and his parents. The father is currently in Lake County Jail . . . ." (Appellant's App. p. 33). Nevertheless, Father was not made a party to the CHINS proceedings, he was not offered and/or referred for reunification services, he was not provided with a copy of the pre-dispositional report, and he was never advised that a dispositional hearing had been set for August 19, 2008.

Santa Ana - A panel of California appellate court justices today ruled that a 2-year-old girl at the center of a child custody battle between a south Orange County foster mother and the girl's birth father in Ohio should stay in California as the case is sorted out.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has ruled the same-sex partner of an adoptive mother can't seek custody of the couple's child but may request visitation.

A divided court decided Wednesday that New Mexico laws provide no legal right for a Santa Fe-area woman to bring a lawsuit asking for custody of the child, who was adopted by her partner during their 15-year relationship.

The court's majority said the state's custody law applies to biological or adoptive parents, and third parties - such as the unmarried partner of an adoptive parent - can't seek child custody unless the parent is unfit.

Judge Michael E. Vigil dissented, saying a partner should be able to seek custody when a parent-child bond has formed.


Lesbian Child Custody Case Crosses State Lines

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 02:15 PM

A recent court order filed on Monday mandates that a Vermont court decision to give custody of 7-year-old girl to one parent of a separated lesbian couple be enforceable in Virginia.

In 2002, Isabella Miller-Jenkins was born to Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller through artificial insemination in Vermont. In 2003, when the couple split, custody of the child was given to Miller, who then moved to Virginia and renounced homosexuality, the News and Advance reports.

Later that year, Vermont's supreme court granted custody of the child to Jenkins, after it was revealed that Miller had denied visitation rights and had stopped speaking to attorneys.

Monday's court order verifies that the Vermont court decision is enforceable in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jenkins' attorney, Rebecca Glenburg of the Virginia American Civil Liberties Union, told the news source, "We expect Virginia law enforcement to take whatever actions they can to locate the child and make sure the custody order is complied with."

Currently, the whereabouts of Miller and the child are unknown.

According to the Center for Children's Justice, a former spouse is most frequently the greatest obstacle for contact with a child in custody cases.

How the tides have turn, now that we are lesbians and Gays as co parents,, it was only a matter of time before one of these folks would be in our shoes (fathers) Now this lady is finding out that mothers do to fathers when they lose in court. I can only wonder how long it will be for they find Ms Miller and her child. Once found I can bet that the child won't be turn over to Ms Jenkins ASAP. There will be more hearings for her in the future.

I can also bet that Ms Miller will claim she ran to protect the child for a sick Lesbian, which she used to be one.. I see a theme here, do you.


Glenn Sacks on Pajamas TV

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Glenn discussed Lifetime's Deadbeat Dads, the problems faced by child support-paying fathers in the recession, and other family law-related issues.


A Women finds new ways of getting Child support

If you can't get child support legally then steal it from others

DELHI, N.Y. - Upstate New York prosecutors say a former county child support investigator stole more than $50,000 from a fund containing court-ordered child support payments.

Authorities are charging 50-year-old Karen Faulkner of Trout Creek with second-degree grand larceny, which is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison. She's also charged with 57 felony counts of falsifying business records.

Faulkner allegedly stole the money between October 2003 and October 2007 while working for Delaware County as a support investigator. Prosecutors say no children were deprived of financial support.

Faulkner was released on her own recognizance after being arraigned Delhi Town Court. Prosecutors could not immediately say if she had an attorney.


Pa. counties sued in mistaken child-support case

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Philadelphia man who was forced to pay child support for another man's daughter and went to jail for falling behind on the payments is suing two Pennsylvania counties.

The lawsuit filed last week by Walter Andre Sharpe Jr. names Dauphin and Montgomery counties.

The suit filed in federal court in Harrisburg says officials changed his personal identifying information in their computer systems to make him appear to be the child's father.

Sharpe is seeking unspecified damages.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico says after investigating the matter that he won't file criminal charges.

Sharpe spent more than a year in jail in Dauphin County, where the girl's mother lived, and he was denied reimbursement for the $12,000 he paid for support.

We must make this type of abused known, and that we will not sit back and allow it to keep on happening.


Philip Cook Book, Abused Men


The new, 10th anniversary edition of Phil Cook's Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence has been released. Cook, an award-winning investigative journalist, has added up-to-date surveys on the prevalence of intimate partner violence against men with personal interviews as well as cases drawn from headlines of recent media covering politicians, and other public figures. He also includes updates on law, legislation, court activity, social responses, police activity, support groups, batterer programs, and crisis intervention programs.


To purchase the book, click here. To read previous excerpts, click here.

Cook can be reached at or via

Cook was one of the presenters at the historic "From Ideology to Inclusion: Evidence-Based Policy and Intervention in Domestic Violence" conference in Sacramento, CA. in February, 2008. To order DVDs of the conference, click here. To read more about the conference's content, click here.


Does this ring true??

One day (soon) this once great country of ours is going to implode. We already have the highest male incarceration rate in the world. We have a tax base that relies heavily on male workers. We have an institution in place that does everything it can to abstain men from marriage and fatherhood. No more marriages, no more kids (read: male offspring), males continuously thrown in prison for victimless crimes - who's going to be financially supporting this country? Women/Mothers? Children? Politicians? Corporations? Forget Al Qeada. This will be magnitudes worse than anything a group of terrorists from a foreign land could even dream of inflicting on us.

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