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.

From a Father's rights site


Lawyer penalized for writing child

According to the committee's records, while Werme was representing the father, she wrote a letter to his daughter despite a court order barring Werme, her client or his family from contacting the girl.

The court had issued the no-contact order because previous phone calls between the girl and her father were so upsetting they had exacerbated the girl's unspecified medical condition, according to committee files. In her January 2007 letter to the girl, who was then 16, Werme told the girl her relatives were lying to her when they allegedly told her she would have enough money to attend college if only her father paid his overdue child support.

In the letter, which is part of Werme's Professional Conduct Committee file, Werme told the girl there likely wouldn't be enough money for her even if her father won Megabucks and paid all of his child support.

Werme wrote to the girl that her father could offer only his love.


Child custody case to study constitutional protections

A court hearing is scheduled tomorrow on arguments that allege the basic child custody procedures used by judges in Bradley County, Tenn., are unconstitutionally biased in favor of one parent.

According to Thorne, the case before Circuit Judge J. Michael Sharp is testing the court procedures used in the child custody case of 3-year-old Kate Hopkins, which began in 2007.

After more than two years in court and five different judges, the case is set for trial beginning May 27 in Sharp's courtroom. But Sharp is hearing the constitutional issues before the rest of the case is heard.

Attorney Jeffrey Miller will argue on behalf of fit Tennessee parents and their children, and an attorney from the Tennessee attorney general's office, Warren Jasper, is expected to argue on behalf of the standard procedures.

According to a statement from Thorne, one of the procedures that will be challenged is the "80-day rule" created by local judges. It automatically takes effect as soon as a child custody case is filed, allowing one parent only 80 days a year with the child while the other parent is allowed 285 days – regardless of circumstances.

The rule, Miller argues, discriminates against one parent, violating the principle of equal protection as well as due process, since it is imposed without a hearing.

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