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Sunday

WHAT PRINCIPLES GUIDE OUR COUNTRY?

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 For any society to grow there has to be a belief system that will advance that society. 

Welcome to new and old members alike!  Our organization's focus is on REFORMING CURRENT ALIMONY LAWS IN FLORIDA with an eye on future family law issues.

What are our beliefs?

Most of us would agree with the principles of the 10 commandments: Don't kill, don't steal, don't commit adultery, don't be dishonest, etc.  We also agree that we should reward good behavior; however, we often not only do not reward it, but offer no consequences for bad behavior.  This is at the heart of what is wrong with alimony law in the state of Florida.

One of the key elements that elevates a society is diversified financial growth.  With more products and services comes more income, which buys more houses, pays for products, food, transportation, medical/dental care, etc.  Almost all the money earned keeps our society moving forward.

When we penalize citizens for the sole reason that they are financially successful, it sends the wrong message to our society.  That's exactly what Florida's alimony laws do.  It's called THE ABILITY TO PAY, where an alimony judgement penalizes the person who has more money and, conversely, rewards the spouse who has chosen not to work.  This creates a "need" for the nonworking party which all too often never goes away. 

How did this reversal of principles happen?

Fighting for the "underdog" has become quite profitable. Many family law attorneys see the income opportunities when a family faces divorce, involving a plethora of expenses that must be paid by the spouse earning the income.  There is no incentive to limit litigation, so many divorces are extremely profitable for family law attorneys, who even take classes in how to penetrate the income producer's finances. It's all about the money.

As our society has changed, with women becoming more equal to men, many other social changes have happened.  Colleges are now graduating more women than men. Women have become more qualified and therefore more frequent in the workforce, many men are now stay at home dads while the woman is the major income producer. Opportunities for women even into their 60+ are greater than ever.  And along with all these advances comes the down-side; there are more men receiving permanent alimony than ever before. Why? Because the laws allow them to. It's interesting how many people are against a woman paying permanent alimony but still feel it's a man's obligation.  That's not equality!

Equality is good for our society. Salaries should be based on job descriptions not on the sex of the worker.  Likewise, promotions should be based on accomplishments and work ethics and not based on gender.    Which spouse stays home to raise the children is based on each individual family, and in some homes a role reversal happens. The children are brought up without prejudice to  the value of women.  That's a good thing.

A contradiction in what makes society advance is quite apparent in Florida's family courts.  We cannot afford to teach the lesson to the next generation that with a good education and hard work, financial success is possible,but  will be penalized should you ever divorce. FL is a "no-fault" state. Even when the income producer may not even want the divorce, he or she may end up permanently supporting the ex-spouse for the rest of his/her life.    Many people are now avoiding marriage for exactly these reasons.

Even worse is the unfortunate example set by too many parents, who are teaching their children how to manipulate the legal system in order to avoid going to work.

So what principles would be best for our country to follow if we want to grow?  How about rewarding the efforts of those earning a living, and helping those who don't by providing training and incentive that will encourage and allow them to stand on their own?

Let's return to some basic logic if we want our society to grow.


FEDERAL MOVEMENTS  FOR FAMILY LAW REFORM

The battle for more equitable and predictable family laws is taking place not only in Florida, but all around the country.  Although family law is a state issue, there are federal avenues in which updating all family laws in all states would be mandatory. Similar to when the Supreme Court declared same sex marriage as legal. 

FLR will continue to focus on the state battles.  We believe we can get quicker results for Florida's citizens, but also believe in the long haul. 
Here are two Federal Cases that need your stories and need you to sign petitions. 

First, a Family Court Reform and Parental Rights Petition.There are over 4,000 letters of support already sent, but it's the sheer volume of responses that get their attention.  Please read, follow the instructions, then forward it through your social media.

Second, while we do not in any way endorse this approach, one of our members has filed a RICO lawsuit with the United States Department of Justice with the hope of federal intervention to State law. Larry Rutan's RICO lawsuit, click here to view, claims elections make it a payoff for judges followed by biased decisions. Larry is asking that you please send your letters of support to the Administrative Case Handler e mail address:

Joyce.Fisher@usdoj.gov  Send an email in support and ask the DOH to investigate "Larry Rutan's RICO complaint."  Larry also has a video explaining the "system" of the Family Courts.  Click Here to view his video. 

The Family Law Reform Battle will be fought on many fronts.  It's important that we maintain our professionalism, regardless of what the opposition does.  We have Principles on our side.  One of these approaches is going to begin a landslide that may take ten years, but it's a lot shorter than lifetime!

Alan's Message: 

Is it me, or has it has been a really hot, long summer?  The heat seems to make everything slow down.  But we mustn't allow that to happen to our efforts for Alimony Reform. During this off session time we have focused on creating and setting up the membership website.  That is basically all done now.  We know that there may be a few glitches along the way, what with technology and human error.  That's ok.  No one is perfect.  We will figure out whatever we have to and continue to move forward. Please be patient, like most worthwhile things, we are figuring this out as we go.

Currently, our time is being spent developing our strategies for the 2016 legislative session.  Because the House of Representatives left 3 days early in our last session, our Bill didn't get a chance to be finalized to go our Governor's desk for signing.  I do not believe that kind of behavior from our legislative leadership will happen again, so I have every expectation of getting our bill passed in both the House and Senate this upcoming session.  I have also requested a meeting with Senator Lee so that we can discuss the issue of time sharing and whether it will be something that is of concern to our bill this upcoming session.  We then have to figure out exactly who will be able to sponsor our bill as well.  I'm hoping that our previous Sponsors will, once again, agree to sponsor our bill since they are so familiar with the issues at hand.

Our Legislative leaders have a tremendous amount to deal with this upcoming session.  Besides the redistricting that recently was ordered upon them, there are many other political, social, and environmental issues that they need to address this upcoming session. That is why it is so important to work closely with our lobbyist and our legislators so that we can make certain that our bill is not only positioned to be heard, but addressed and ultimately voted upon.

There are always lots of moving parts in these things, but I'm positioned to deal with all of them from experience I've had over these last few years.  Let's continue this journey together, and together we will change our lives and the lives of our children.
As always, I will update you on events as they occur.  But like a good chess game, having the best strategy enables a winner to emerge.
Alan Frisher

Alan 

Alan Frisher, FLR Pres

SPREAD THE MESSAGE


The only way we are going to educate our society about the reverse reward system the family laws have established is by you spreading the word.  It's right at your fingertips.  All you have to do is click on the link below and send it to your friends.  When you send that alimony check or see the deduction from your check, and you know your ex-spouse is very capable of employment or financially supporting themselves, what emotion does it elicit?  Use that emotion.

Either learn to like the pain, or take the first step by forwarding this newsletter to people you love. Family Law Reform is an issue that affects our entire society.  The issue is not male or female, young or old, black, white or other, Republican or Democrat.  It's about Families. And the quicker and less traumatic we, as a society, can help a failed marriage move on with a new start, the quicker it will help the families wounds of families divorce heal. It's better for our families and better for our society.

If you believe in Principles and want to get back to them, then forward this newsletter to your friends and family.

If you are a member, log in to FamilyLawReformUSA.com and see what's new. If you're not a member, here's how you join and why.

Before you click on the link to join, please understand what we are doing. 

To lead the charge against one of the most heavily funded professions is like David and Goliath.  The expenses involved can become quite large.  By having a low monthly membership fee, we are able to fund the expenses needed with lobbyists, press releases, consultations, campaign contributions, and more.  We want Individuals in our membership who are tired of the inequitable consequences of Florida's current alimony and other family laws.  We want people who will get involved and help spread the movement.

If that's you, then Click Here to join.  Welcome Aboard.

It's your involvement that will make meaningful alimony reform a reality in Florida soon! Help us help you! Please consider a donation to the organization as we work to fix these broken outdated laws! Just click here to be taken to our website. There's a "Donation Link" on the bottom right side of the page.

Thank you for anything that you can do!

Organization and civil liberties protection spirited creative to help motivate activism, solution ism and efforts to Organization and civil liberties protection spirited creative to help motivate activism, solution ism and efforts to "squash the alienation!"

PARENTAL ALIENATION carries pretty much the same symptoms as kidnapping does... except maybe worse- this kidnapper hates the other parent. They are often jealous of the parents' latter successes. For whatever their reasons they are using children to destroy, and the first and primary destruction is Daddy (in some cases Mommy). This aggression seems to know no moral borders or boundaries. In America children and parents are ripped apart and are in suffering over money, power, control and hate. Children, courts, DCSE and lies are the weapons used of battles ex-spouses every where. Its a social disease put by the dreaded PARENTAL ALIENATION carries pretty much the same symptoms as kidnapping does... except maybe worse- this kidnapper hates the other parent. They are often jealous of the parents' latter successes. For whatever their reasons they are using children to destroy, and the first and primary destruction is Daddy (in some cases Mommy). This aggression seems to know no moral borders or boundaries. In America children and parents are ripped apart and are in suffering over money, power, control and hate. Children, courts, DCSE and lies are the weapons used of battles ex-spouses every where. Its a social disease put by the dreaded "alienation." There are logical solutions and cures but "machines of destruction" wont let them implemented. We need Super Dad!


Identifying the population size of current victims, and social services community, and roles results, initiatives involved with Parental Alienation. Steps to slaying the demon, to ending Alienation. From a personal level to an effective concept we hope this video inspires an organizational confidence in the enormous community of targeted parents and extended familyIdentifying the population size of current victims, and social services community, and roles results, initiatives involved with Parental Alienation. Steps to slaying the demon, to ending Alienation. From a personal level to an effective concep

Thursday

Respect the right of the child who is separated from one or both parents to maintain personal relations and direct contact with both parents on a regular basis.

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Should Custody Law Be Abolished?

by Tom James
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New post on Law Blogs

In a previous blog post,  "Why the Custody Label Matters",  I explained why custody designations still matter, in terms of their impact on legal rights. The bigger question behind that one is: Should custody labels still matter? To put it another way: Has the time come to relegate the whole concept of custody of children to the scrap heap of history?

Wednesday

Florida to host first Dads Take Your Child to School Day next month

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Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, Miami, FL 33128, USA




Fl to sponsor Dads Take Your Child To School Day


The plan is for schools to provide refreshments for dads as well as a place where they can grab some information about...
Posted by Children's Rights on Tuesday, August 25, 2015



Kids do better academically with involved fathers, so state to host a Dads Take Your Child to School Day
In 2009, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the annual “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” became the exclusive event that welcomed all ethnicities. A new logo was instituted from a drawing on a napkin by Kenneth Braswell, from the NYS OTDA. A website was created which allowed state-wide registration and guidance for anyone interested. It was also decided that the first day of school is a hectic time for principles and school staff and it may be difficult to coordinate the event. The date was moved back a couple of weeks to allow better planning and cohesion with the number of participating partners. A number of city agencies also joined including the Administration for Children Services (ACS), Department for Youth and Community Development (DYCD), and the Office of Child Support Enforcement (NYC OCSE).
#StandUpForZoraya #ILoveAndNeedMyDaughter #EndParentalAlienation

Monday

No More Jim Crow Family Courts - Defeating one state at a time!

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No More Jim Crow Family Courts - Defeating one state at a time! shirt design - zoomed

Buy a shirt and fund the attorney we just found in Florida to argue 

Organized by: Sherry Palmer

Declaratory Judgment and destroy the unconstitutional practices in family courts


The money raised in this booster will go towards helping each state file a declaratory judgment to stop the unconstitutional practices in the family courts. The first portion of this month's campaign will be designated for the filing fees in Sarasota, Florida. If there are overages the extra will go into the nonprofit "Keeping Families Intact." Wear one of these shirts proudly knowing that you are part of the solution!
Parents have been struggling far too long through the family courts. Both the parents and children are being abused and taken advantage of. It is too expensive and difficult for parents to fight this. And the time it takes to fight it causes the destruction of their relationships with their children, has cost many their health as well as some their lives.


Tell Chief Judge Soto and Family Court Judge Manno-Schurr that Contact Denial is Child Abuse.- #StandupforZoraya

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Across the country women, children, AND MEN are becoming the victims of judges and the court system. It is time that we...
Posted by Children's Rights on Thursday, August 20, 2015



Contact Denial is Child Abuse.: This site is for the naming and shaming of contact deniers - parents, solicitors, judges, Cafcass officers, MP’s and any other parties inv...

A short clip from my documentary about Parental Alienation. I never employed a script during the filming of this process. It was quite unnecessary. I remembered everything very well; like a fresh wound.
Posted by Parental Alienation Syndrome: "A Father's Struggle." on Wednesday, July 29, 2015





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Sunday

A Collection of Family Court Stories - FCLU

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BEWARE OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
AND YOUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH & FUTURE


A COLLECTION OF CURRENT FAMILY COURT STORIES



          SHORT STORIES OF "FAMILY" COURT CORRUPTION & EXTORTION

BEWARE OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
AND YOUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH & FUTURE


A COLLECTION OF CURRENT FAMILY COURT STORIES



By Irwin R. Eisenstein, MBA, JD Ironstone44@gmail.com
Our  divorce started in 1991, and finally ended in 2009.  During that time I filed complaints against lawyers and judges for violating numerous laws and civil rights.  The fraudulent acts, perjury and abuses within the divorce system were rampant.  After going through the divorce, I could understand how all people can be skeptical about the entire legal system. Rather than talk about issues within the system that you must know are broken, let me list some ways that you can use to improve the system.
  1. Allow complaints against lawyers while an action is ongoing.  Now, the rules of the bar ethics committees usually will not pursue complaints while an action is ongoing and this only encourages lawyers to continue to violate RPC.  When there are children and child support, actions go on for years and the abuses by lawyers continue.
     
  2. Take the review of lawyers conduct away from members of the legal profession who do not police themselves adequately.  I understand that there may be non-lawyers on the evaluation committee, but not a majority (use lawyers as advisors only.)
     
  3. The same type of reviews and standards should be allowed against judges.  Now, judges have almost absolute immunity.  In those actions where judges can be sued, the actions are usually dismissed by other judges.  I have observed judges act improperly and wagered with several other law students (at the time) that if I sat within a judges hearings for two weeks, I would find at least one violation of rules, cannons, law or behavior.  I made that offer to one student whose father was a judge, and he refused to take up the wager.
     
  4. Pass a law that will eliminate judicial immunity for other than executive, administrative, and legislative functions.  The precursor of the civil rights laws (42 USC § 1983)   allowed laws to be applied against judges (See the U.S. Supreme Court case Ex Parte Virginia – where a judge was jailed for excluding blacks from a jury.).  Rotate judges out of specific courts with some exceptions.  When judges and lawyers become familiar and friendly, abuses occur.
     
  5. I have not mentioned any particular judges but have observed several who have knowingly violated rules and law.  Open all family court rooms to the public.  I know that several renovations have limited seating in courtrooms so actions could not be reviewed or observed.
     
  6. Electronically capture all court documents and make them available and searchable on the internet.  (If necessary, redacting of critical information will protect privacy.).  Limit the sealing of documents by judges who do this to protect themselves after knowingly making incorrect determinations.  When lawyers violate rules against Pro Se opponents, suspend them, incrementally.
     
  7. I have been in jurisdictions that elect or appoint judges (New Jersey appoints and after seven years they have life jobs). Both systems have flaws.  I would eliminate life tenure for judges because it tends to encourage lax behavior and makes it impossible to remove bad judges. 

Saturday

What every Parent should know about Children without Fathers

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What every Parent should know about Children without Fathers 



I had a really hard time sleeping the last few nights; seems like each time my step kids have to leave again, I get...
Posted by We Demand Family Court Reform USA on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Friday

"Best interests of the child."

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Best Interest of the Child

Used by most family courts to determine a wide range of issues relating to the well-being of children. The most important of these issues concern questions that arise upon the divorce or separation of the children's parents. Here are some examples:
  • With whom will the children live?
  • How much contact (previously termed "access" or, in some jurisdictions, "visitation") will the parents, legal guardian, or other parties be allowed (or required) to have?
  • To whom and by whom will child support be paid and in what amount?

Contents


SOCIETY needs to be educated on men’s equal rights to parenthood, Marios Panaou the man behind the Cyprus Fatherhood Initiative group said yesterday -- CYPRUS-MAIL.COM

History

The use of the best interests doctrine represented a 20th century shift in public policy. The best interests doctrine is an aspect of parens patriae, and in the United States it has replaced the Tender Years Doctrine, which rested on the basis that children are not resilient, and almost any change in a child's living situation would be detrimental to their well-being
Until the early 1900s, fathers were given custody of the children in case of divorce. Many U.S. states then shifted from this standard to one that completely favored the mother as the primary caregiver. In the 1970s, the Tender Years Doctrine was replaced by the best interests of the child as determined by family courts. Because many family courts continued to give great weight to the traditional role of the mother as the primary caregiver, application of this standard in custody historically tended to favor the mother of the children.

The "best interests of the child" doctrine is sometimes used in cases where non-parents, such as grandparents, ask a court to order non-parent visitation with a child. Some parents, usually those who are not awarded custody, say that using the "best interests of the child" doctrine in non-parent visitation cases fails to protect a fit parent's fundamental right to raise their child in the manner they see fit. Troxel v Granville, 530 US 57; 120 S Ct 2054; 147 LEd2d 49 (2000).

Tender Years Doctrine

The tender years doctrine is a legal principle which has existed in family law since the late nineteenth century. This common law doctrine presumes that during a child's "tender" years (generally regarded as the age of thirteen and under), the mother should have custody of the child. The doctrine often arises in divorce proceedings.

History

Historically the English Family Law gave custody of the children to the father, in case of divorce. Until the nineteenth century the women had few individual rights, most of their rights being derived through their fathers or husbands. In the early nineteenth century, Mrs. Caroline Norton, a prominent British society beauty, feminist, social reforment author, and journalist, began to campaign for the right of women to have custody of their children. Norton, who had undergone a divorce and been deprived of her children, worked with the politicians of those times and eventually was able to convince the British Parliament to enact legislation to protect mothers' rights. The result was the Custody of Infants Act 1839, which gave some discretion to the judge in a child custody case and established a presumption of maternal custody for children under the age of seven years.[1] In 1873 the Parliament extended the presumption of maternal custody until a child reached sixteen years of age.[2]. This doctrine spread then in majority of the states of the world as England was controlling a wide empire. By the end of the 20th century this doctrine was abolished in the majority of the states of USA and Europe.

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Thursday

Alabama Family Rights Association Spreading Family Law Reform Message

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 8:47 AM EDT   ---   Updated: Aug 18, 2015 9:34 AM EDT

ALFRA representatives will talk about how they want to see the Alabama child custody law changed "to guarantee that no child is put at risk.. All children have a fundamental right to each fit parent regardless of the parents' marital status."  They hope to pursue these changes in the 2016 legislative session. 
The ALFRA presentation is from 6-7 PM in the conference room at the Coldwater Inn, located at 712 Highway 72 in West Tuscumbia.  By Ebony Hall

 

ALFRA to talk about family law reform - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports 

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