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Posts by Monica Szymonik

Monica Szymonik is a Certified Health Coach, PLTI graduate, parental rights lobbyist, crusader of justice, and lifelong health guru. Her “Moms Unshackled” web-based health coaching program guides women into overcoming legal abuse in the family law industry. Monica met her life partner while giving public testimony, and together they are creating a book entitled, “Don't Visit Your Kids!” – designed to empower parents on moving through fractured Family Court system with fewer battle scars than they both endured. Monica is also a guest blogger for “Fix Family Courts”, volunteers for the National Family Law Policy Center, and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Glastonbury LIFE, and CT Mirror. Monica is very excited to share "Moms Unshackled", which delves deeper into health saving strategies that are outlined in her book.
My Declaratory Judgment Journey – Part 1

My Declaratory Judgment Journey – Part 1

Filing a motion for Declaratory Judgment in Family Court is bound to raise some eyebrows. Should you go down this path? I believe every parent should. It’s prudent for your case. I have been going through the destructive Family Court for more than seven years. I have...

Please Read My Letter – A Parent’s Plea to NPR

I was very moved today to write about the pathology of the Family Court to Representative Urban of Stonington, CT after hearing her speak on NPR's "Where We Live" and share the trauma that this inflicts on children in Connecticut: (The following is what I posted on...

A sad day in Connecticut

A sad day in Connecticut

Virtually all of the parental rights bills that were submitted to the Judiciary Committee for the 2017 legislative session in Connecticut have died in committee. AGAIN.  These are bills that Connecticut citizens have been trying to get passed for years and have had to...

Musings of a “non-custodial” mom

Musings of a “non-custodial” mom

Fielding off well-meaning comments from the public is a skill that every outcasted parent needs to learn. We live in a culture where children are at the forefront of everything. When your children are not with you, and you utter to anyone that you have kids, brace...