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Thursday, July 2, 2015

“The Termination of Parental Rights is the ‘Death Sentence’ of the Family Courts,” ~ Illinois Supreme Court

Parental Rights to Return to Supreme Court?
-- July 1, 2015
It’s a dilemma faced by too many already: What do you do when a social worker and a deputy stand at your door and tell you, “Let us in to look around, or we will remove your child(ren)?” According to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the ultimatum does not constitute coercion. If you let them in your house, you have done so willingly and waived your Fourth Amendment rights in the process.
The Supreme Court of Illinois, which in the 1970’s declared that “the termination of parental rights is the ‘death sentence’ of the family courts,” might strongly disagree. So do our allies at the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which is why they are appealing the ruling to the United States Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court reviews hundreds of cases every year for appeal and only selects to hear a few of those, so there is no guarantee that Loudermilk v. Arpaio will be heard. HSLDA, however, filed a petition for writ of certiorari last week seeking the Court’s attention.
“The Loudermilk case is key because the Supreme Court has never ruled that state social services employees cannot use a threat to remove children to coerce entry,” HSLDA said in a statement. But such a threat seems to be a standard technique used to separate scared and confused parents from their children without a warrant or imminent danger.
The case began in 2006 with an anonymous tip to Arizona Social Services. Two months after the call came in, a social services worker and several deputies arrived at the home of John and Tiffany Loudermilk, where the social services worker issued the ultimatum.
While it is hard to reconcile that two month delay to any claim of imminent danger to the children, nevertheless the social services worker began writing up the paper work while the Loudermilks wrestled with their decision. Finally, afraid of the trauma that removal would cause to their children, John and Tiffany permitted the search.
Deputies and the social worker conducted their search, found that the anonymous tip had been unwarranted, and left the home.
Traumatized by their experience, the Loudermilks chose to sue in order to stop the injustice from happening to so many others. When the trial court agreed that the case against the social services worker and the deputies could go to trial, the deputies appealed to the U.S. Ninth Circuit, who granted them immunity.
You read that right: immunity for the people who invaded the Loudermilk’s home without warrant or imminent threat, yet under color of law.
HSLDA is dedicated to seeing the decision overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court if possible, to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of all parents.
What Can We Do?
The fledgling Parental Rights Foundation is working toward being able to take up cases like these to further your parental rights. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation here.
Of course, HSLDA is already working on such cases when they involve home schooling or often a home schooling family. You can visit their page on this case (and donate to them if you wish) through this link.
Other Updates
Last week we challenged you to help us reach 70,000 Facebook page likes in response to the email. On the day the email went out we added 649 new followers, and a total of over 1,000 through Monday – meaning we reached our goal with 70,249! Thank you and congratulations on this excellent work!
Now we’d like to ask you to keep it up. Please continue to share our page with a few key Facebook friends and encourage them to follow us for updates on your parental rights issues.
Also, please remember that July 20-26 is National Parental Rights Week. Continue to work out your family’s plan to secure at least one petition sheet – 16 signatures – in support of the Parental Rights Amendment. You can print out the petition sheet here.
Thank you for standing with us in all these many ways as we work to protect our children and families by adopting the Parental Rights Amendment.
And Happy Independence Day from all of us at ParentalRights.org!
Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research
P.O. Box 1090 Purcellville, VA 20134 * (540)-751-1200 * info@parentalrights.org
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott signs grandparents' rights bill into law

Children's Rights: Right to see Grandchildren after parents' divorces...: Grandparents will get legal right to see grandchildren after divorce battles "For the first time, separating parents will be exp...

The bill states, "Upon the filing of a petition by a grandparent for visitation, the court shall hold a preliminary hearing ... the court may award reasonable visitation to the grandparent ... if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that a parent is unfit or that there is significant harm to the child, that visitation is in the best interest of the minor child, and that the visitation will not materially harm the parent-child relationship."

"For the first time, separating parents will be expected to ensure grandparents continue to have a role in the lives of their children after they split up. 

It's been a good news week for LOVING families. Change is coming in small increments but it's coming... Love and truth...

Posted by April25.org: Parental Alienation is Child Abuse on Friday, June 26, 2015

Here are some reminders for those who forget when they are pushed or stressed! These tips are for your protection and wellbeing! Stay strong guys.....I am thinking of you!

Posted by S P A N - Stop Parental Alienation Now on Saturday, June 27, 2015

I don't know who is rejoicing more, same-sex couples or the "family" courts.Thousands of more children and families...

Posted by Time to Put Kids First on Friday, June 26, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Bar members, judges, paralegals, law students and ANY Floridians seeking legal help, we have...

Posted by The Florida Bar on Friday, November 21, 2014

Hence the need for reform in family law...

Posted by The Fathers' Rights Movement on Friday, June 26, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fatherless Daughter Syndrome with Tiffy Talks

Dear Mr President: Fatherless Children

Dealing with Judicial Anxiety -- J Michael Bone, PhD at J Michael Bone, PhD -

Increasingly, even as we become better and being clearer and more precise as to what will help remedy a parental alienation case, it appears to be the case that Judge's often hesitate to follow such recommendations. Very often, the targeted parent will have been accused falsely of being in some way dangerous, unstable or otherwise suspect as a parent. Since the court should always carefully examine any potential danger that such a parent might represent, it should then also recognize that the fact remains that parents are falsely accused of tendencies and acts that are not them. In ... more »

La práctica judicial impone la custodia materna

Viernes, 19 de Junio, 2015 *MÉXICO* Aranzazú Ayala Martínez escribe el artículo fuente. La escritora se apoya en el testimonio de un letrado de familia que conoce, parece ser, bien lo que sucede en el día a día en los tribunalesde México. Se centra en una población, Puebla, pero al final del artículo manifiesta que aún sin conocer que sucede en el resto de ciudades, cree que muy posiblemente existan los mismos prejuicios que en Puebla. Por lo vista allí aún continúa vigente ese apartado de la normativa legal que indica que ase pondrá bajo la custodia de la madre a los hijos menores ... more »

Pennsylvania family advocate says more post-Sandusky laws coming to Pa.

LK at Legally Kidnapped -
Pennsylvania family advocate says more post-Sandusky laws coming to Pa. If you thought the state is largely done revamping child protection measures in response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, you’re wrong.

“Borrando a Papá” ilumina lucha de padres por sus hijos en Argentina viso at CUSTODIA PATERNA -  Un documental estrenado en Argentina que visualiza una realidad contra la que se disponen de miles de millones para que el sistema que da vida a dicha realidad persista. No són leyes las que consienten y permiten que el menor resulte huérfano de padre vivo, no, en el artículo se presenta al motivo como una trilogía compuesta por un sistema para alejar a los menores de sus padres formado por jueces, asociaciones y psicólogos. El documental que lleva por nombre "Borrando a papá" fue primero cancelado y después tras su emisión ha sido censurado por la justicia... more »

Is It Lack of Understanding or lack of Backbone?

J Michael Bone, PhD at J Michael Bone, PhD - 3 years ago
Recently, I had the ambivalent experience of reading a Court Order in a case with clear cut Parental Alienation. The Court ordered a Custody Evaluation by a forensic evaluator with deep experience with parental alienation. The report was very thorough and the recommendations were very clear. Given the severity of the circumstances (which had been allowed to simmer for years due to procedural delays), it was recommended by the evaluator that custody be given from the alienating parent - who was clearly identified as such - to the targeted parent, in order to effect a remedy and to ge... more »

Thursday, June 18, 2015

"Without a father in her life,.."

"Without a father in her life, she would be bereft of so much love. What child, whatever the situation, deserves to be deprived of that?"

Families are being abused by Family Courts throughout the United States. A major issue that needs to be addressed! 

Thanks for following, contributing, and supporting Stand Up For Zoraya's Facebook Page at the URL you're on now:...
Posted by Children's Rights on Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Parental Alienation, False Allegations of Abuse, Bad Judges and Lawyers? Just trying to be a Dad! Never Give Up!!

Dallas fathers rights attorney Mark Nacol, with the Nacol Law Firm P.C., provides legal counsel and representation to help you protect and aggressively enforce your rights as a father. 

It is important for you to know your legal rights as a father!

Read more on our Fathers Rights Dallas blog. Or call us at the Nacol Law Firm P.C., law office of Dallas Fathers Rights attorney Mark Nacol. www.FathersRightsDallas.com

The Nacol Law Firm P.C.
990 South Sherman Street Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 690-3333

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dads' Rights From the Start Workshop - May 12th, 2015


Every man should be given the opportunity to succeed as an expectant, new and seasoned parent whether living at home or apart. With timely information, respectful guidance and fair and just legal counsel children will benefit from the love of a father.
6:30pm - 8:30pm (Child care provided in Conference Room A) 

The United Way, 3250 SW 3rd Ave., Miami, FL 33129

Holly Zwerling, Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida

 Call individual workshop contacts for details.

Community Partners Recognize the Importance of Fathers in Families Florida Senate Resolution 1392 and Florida House Resolution 9117
Workshops recognizing the importance of “Fathers in the know.” The more men know about fathering the more their children will benefit. Fathers should advocate for their children to secure their future. A Father’s engagement in all aspects of planning ahead for their child’s birth, being involved in their education as well as all aspects of childhood development helps secure their child’s welfare for a bright future.

The Fatherhood Task Force thanks our partners for providing the following free workshops during Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week. Open to fathers and families in various locations.

Children’s Trust & Fatherhood Task Force Sponsorship

Moderators: Diana Ragbeer, Director of Public Policy & Community Engagement, The Children’s Trust and Holly Zwerling, CEO/President of the Fatherhood Task Force
Marilyn Blumberg, Family Attorney, FTF Fathers: Michael Coburn, Lionel Lighbourne, Jason Allison

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dealing With Judges, Difficult and Otherwise, in Family Courts

Pointers for Dealing With FAMILY COURT JUDGES (Difficult and Otherwise) - What Every Lawyer and PRO PER Should Know!

Pointers for Dealing With FAMILY COURT JUDGES (Difficult and Otherwise) - What Every Lawyer and PRO PER Should Know!

Working with Family Court Judges

I recently attended this year's annual AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) Conference in Orlando. Two Canadian jurists put on a workshop entitled "Dealing With Difficult Judges," and they kindly gave their permission to share their materials with you. Many thanks to the Honorable Carole Curtis and to the Honorable Roselyn Zisman - both family court judges within the Ontario Court of Justice system. I summarize their observations and suggestions here, and add a few of my own. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Advancing the Cause of Parental Rights in Florida

Rep. Michael Bileca has courageously undertaken our cause in the House of Representatives to sponsor Parental Rights Bill HB 737. In the Senate, Sen. Thad Altman has done the same with SB 1532. We are thankful for these legislators and their efforts. Please extend your gratitude to them by clicking their names above, and sending them a thank you note via e mail.


Contact the three Legislators below via e mail 

These three legislators chair committees that the 2015 Parental Rights Bill (HB 737) needs to pass through.

Rep. Kathleen Passidomo(R) 
Civil Justice Committee Chair ~ Email: Kathleen.Passidomo@myfloridahouse.gov

Rep. Charles McBurney(R) 
Judiciary Committee Chair ~ Email: Charles.McBurney@myfloridahouse.gov

Rep Gayle Harrell (R)
Email: Gayle.Harrell@myfloridahouse.gov 

Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee Chair

What should I write?
Here is some suggested Language for your e-mail. Add edits as needed to personalize if desired. But remember - keep it short and to the point. Lengthy e mails lose their power because they are not likely to be read by the Representative or their staff.

Subject Line:
Committee Chair - Please Support HB 737 Parental Rights Bill

Body:Dear Rep. (Their Last Name),

This e mail is to express my strong support for HB 737 - The Parental Rights Bill. I support it because I believe that Parents should have a fundamental right to direct the care, upbringing and education of their children. This bill has been assigned to the committee that you currently chair. I respectfully ask that you allow HB 737 (Parental Rights Bill) to be discussed and voted on in your committee.

I look forward to seeing HB 737 Parental Rights Bill passed as Law in Florida this year!

(Your Name)

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