Monthly Archives: April 2013

It’s the Parent’s Fault? Are Divorce Courts Causing Harm to America’s Children?

It’s the Parent’s Fault? What if your child is against you? What if your child does not want to live with you? What happens when the court places your child in a position to choose between parents? Does this warrant marginalizing a parent?  Does it really matter what it is labeled? Not really. The result…

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“Not in the Child’s Best Interest” new book coming soon Table of Contents preview

The following is a preview of the Table of Contents from the book written by Ron B. Palmer and Sherry L. Palmer to be published soon, “Not in the Child’s Best Interest”:         Table of Contents Chapter 1 Freedom from Divorce Court Tyranny   1 Declaring our Independence  ………………………………………………………………………….  2 Chapter 2 The…

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Father’s Have Rights Guaranteed by the Constitution. Mother’s Have Rights. Judges Can Protect with Proper CourtRoom Prac

“We believe that divorce is one area of law in which overly aggressive and hostile tactics do not work well. They serve only to delay resolution, run up legal costs and do lasting harm to children and families.” http://divorcesupport.about.com/od/divorceattorneys/a/ThydenGrossBio.htm Finally a firm that calls attention to practices that are creating “harm to children and families.”…

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“Avoiding Conflict Actually Cost Me My Marriage” Neil Denny Collaborative Lawyer

Neil Denny, collaborative lawyer, trainer, and author relates handling conflict to guitar riffs. Creative solutions to complex situations. If we introduced people to conflict resolution techniques earlier in life as Neil Denny suggests more parents would know how to use them. The more attorneys and judges that we encourage to use these methods along with…

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Is the Abuse you Seek to Escape in Your Marriage Magnified in Divorce? Are Children Used as Weapons in Divorce?

“Divorce court has no boundaries and the abuse you seek to escape in your marriage is magnified by our current family court system and in many cases made worse. You become more mistreated and abused and worse now they have the authority and approval of the courts to do it and become even more empowered.…

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“The Constitution is the law that defines and limits the powers of government.”

“The Constitution is the law that defines and limits the powers of government.”[1] No wonder the state courts have resisted using it in family law. Their powers have gone virtually unlimited. Limited only by their own interpretations of limits and use of their power. This has left families and children at the mercy of the…

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Does the Family Law System require and encourage false abuse allegations?

There are a lot of complaints out there about false abuse claims. Have we delved into why there might be so many? Really delved. What if you tried to be fair in the beginning? What if you didn’t want to fight? What if you tried not to involve any of your private life and marital…

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Will Gays Suffer Discrimination in Divorce Too?

You think you’ve cured injustice by obtaining equal rights to marriage. You think you won’t suffer prejudice and discrimination anymore after you have the right to marry and divorce. Just wait until you try to divorce with children. You will be discriminated against all over again and thrown right back into a despised class as…

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Feel UnHeard in Family Court? Did they Ignore Real Abuse and Reward an Abuser? Did you Get Punished for Abuse you Didn’t Do?

If you deprive an innocent parent of Parental Liberties, do you deprive a child of their First Amendment Rights as well? We discuss this in chapter 15 of our new book coming soon, “Not in the Child’s Best Interest.” (some more notes from running through more edits of the book follow — keep in mind…

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Are Child Custody Rulings in Divorce Based on Personal Preference? One Judge Says they Are.

We reviewed the S.C. Supreme Court case Adoptive Parents v. Baby Girl and asked the question, Do U.S. Courts Protect Indian Children Better than they Protect non-Indian Children? We came to the conclusion that many of the same reasons that they created the ICWA[i], also exist in divorce cases. Judge Garfinkel, in a letter he wrote…

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Parental Rights

Did you know that the US Supreme Court has ruled on several occasions that the right to be a parent is one of the most fundamental rights of our society? Did you know that this right only applies to you if you are married or if the other parent is deceased? Family Courts see it…

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Can the Court Assume You are Unfit Just Because You Are Getting Divorced?

If A Fit Parent’s Decision is the Best Interest of the Child, What Happens in Divorce When You Have Two Fit Parents in Disagreement? (Are you Unfit because You are Getting Divorced? You are not unfit until the court proves you are unfit. It is the State that must prove you unfit. You do not…

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When Does Divorce Court Have the Authority to Take Your Equal Time from You with Your Child?

This post is sharing some more valuable content on child custody and divorce from our soon to be released book “Not in the Child’s Best Interest.” This excerpt explains more on parens patriae, its role, and where the power and authority originate in child custody: “If the State intervenes in the custody rights of parents,…

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Did you Know that Supreme Court Opinions do not Support Judges or Experts Determining the Best Interest of the Child over a fit Parent?

This is a very important case if you are fighting against another parent since the same legal reasoning should be applied, except that now you are battling another biological parent. You will notice that this Nebraska case is a biological parent battling grandparents, and that the cases that the Supreme Court uses to support their…

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“Ideas are very often tainted by people’s personal ideologies.” Glattfelder Oct 2012 TED talk

“Ideas are very often tainted by people’s personal ideologies.” Glattfelder Oct 2012 Problem: “Ideas are very often tainted by people’s personal ideologies.” The complexity perspective, James B. Glattfelder hopes allows for some common ground to be found. “The power to help end the gridlock created by conflicting ideas which appears to be paralyzing our globalized…

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Did you Think You Had to Let the Court Steal Your Child from You?

There are plenty of people out there that want to tell you what to do and how to raise your child. Even MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry says that the children belong to the community. Could she be wrong? Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and many other well-known conservatives are screaming that she is, and we agree.…

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Did You Lose Your Kids Because That’s What You Asked For? Did You Ask The Court To Choose Between You and Your Ex?

The Way the Court Frames your Case is Important. And You Have the Power to Frame it Right. Your attorney is the one that tells the judge what you want him to do. The book that we are coming out with is going to walk through case law and reasoning that is going bring fundamental…

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Can Family Court Orders stand up to the Equal Protection Clause?

Navigating an Equal Protection argument in the Supreme Court can be extremely tricky. I just touch on the subject here to give you an idea of how you might approach it. I have open discussions on this and other constitutional issues regarding parental rights on my linked in at http://lnkd.in/8-UkcQ and there is more extensive coverage of…

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When Does the Judge Get to Decide Best Interest of Your Child and Over Rule the Parent? When Does The Child Get to Over Rule the Parent?

Does the mere act of getting divorced or having conflict in the divorce process serve a unique role with children’s rights? Do children of divorce get to decide their own best interest in divorce, in the way that a child’s right to abortion is a unique right no longer dependent on their parent’s permission or…

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Can We Be Sure The Family Court System is Not Biased and Based on Personal Beliefs?

We all like to talk about the parents in custody battles and we hear about everyone viewing them through a microscope. Picking them apart, analyzing every move and every breath and judging everything they do. We look for reasons to like or dislike one or the other. Everything the parents do, everything the children do…

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