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You’re out of order! Ma sues judge over kid battle August 1, 2016

Filed under: Children And Divorce,Court Cases,Divorce Industry,From The News,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 12:37 am


Public relations exec Maggie Rhee Karn claims in her $10 million federal lawsuit that Manhattan family Court Referee Marva Burnett has been stringing out the case for over three years, costing her over $200,000 in legal fees while allowing her ex-husband to control major decisions about their 9-year-old’s schooling and religion.


10-Year-Old Golf Prodigy Ordered to Stop Playing Tournaments Amid Parents’ Custody Battle

Filed under: Children And Divorce,Divorce And Society,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 12:34 am

A Virginia judge ordered a 10-year-old gold prodigy to stop competing in golf tournaments over the next year as part of her parents continuing seven-year custody battle.–abc-news-topstories.html


‘Worst kind of custody dispute’ ends with $500,000 in lawyer fees after a 36-day trial April 9, 2016

“What will it take to convince angry parents that nasty and aggressive litigation never turns out well?” Pazaratz wrote in a recent follow-up to that ruling in which he awards Penny’s father Davis Jackson $192,000 in costs. The judge lambastes the parents for having “squandered” money that could have been benefitted their now eight-year-old daughter.


‘Worst kind of custody dispute’ ends with $500,000 in lawyer fees after a 36-day trial


Source: Ashley Csanady


Court orders release of training documents for judges in child-custody cases February 4, 2016

“A Lancaster County District court has ordered the Nebraska Judicial Branch to release documents on how judges are trained to adjudicate child custody disputes.”


Source: Riley Johnson



“..the current legal rule, that parenting determinations are case-by-case decisions based upon the standard known as “the best interest of the child.” This standard is often nominally filtered through a laundry list of factors, ten or twelve or so, depending on the state, but here’s the truth: the statutes almost never prioritize these factors, and only a particularly clumsy judge will ever get reversed. Why is this version of Scylla a monster? Because, if the standard for custody decisions is that loose, it encourages damaging litigation since the result is so unpredictable.”

ource:  Hofstra Law Review



Deadbeats or Beatdeads?

“The realization that the engine generating fatherless children is not the fathers, but the state, takes on implications few have dared to confront.”  Dr. Stephen Baskerville


HOLSTEIN: After divorce, shared parenting in children’s best interest

A bill before the Legislature (SB834 and HB1207) urges Massachusetts courts to act in the best interest of children by ordering shared parenting for children in most cases after parents separate or divorce. The legislation proposes a significant change, because, contrary to popular belief, most divorces currently result in sole physical custody to one parent.