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 wrong-headed thinking of Divorce Courts   7

False Assumptions that drive tyranny  …..………………………………………………………..  8

Chapter 3

Our Constitutional Journey Begins   21

Troxel   ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….  23

Chapter 4

Parental Rights are Guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution   29

Parental Rights   …………………………………………………………………………………………..  30

Chapter 5

The Courts Must Take Care in their Actions   45

Due Process   ……………………………………………………………………………………………….  46

Chapter 6

Parental Rights Deserve the Highest Level of Care   55

Strict Scrutiny   …………………………………………………………………………………………….  56

Chapter 7

Your rights are yours even in divorce   69

Divorced Parents are a Despised Class   ………………………………………………………….  70

Marital Status   …………………………………………………………………………………………….  73

Chapter 8

Rights Must be the Same for the Unmarried and the Married Alike   79

Equal Protection   …………………………………………………………………………………………  80

The Appearance of Equal Protection   …………………………………………………………….  93

Chapter 9

The Supreme Court as defender of Liberty    97

Basic Government   ………………………………………………………………………………………  98

Chapter 10

Divorce Courts must comply with the Constitution     105

The Fourteenth Amendment   ……………………………………………………………………….  106

Fundamental Liberties   ……………………………………………………………………………….  107

Chapter 11

Denial of Liberty by Other Means    115

An Undue Burden   ……………………………………………………………………………………..  116

Chapter 12

The State as Parent     121

Parens Patriae   …………………………………………………………………………………………..  122

Chapter 13

The right to share your values with your child    129

First Amendment: Freedom of religion, experession, and association   ……………..  130

Chapter 14

Protecting your family’s privacy from the Divorce Court     141

Fourth Amendment: Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure   ……………..  142

Chapter 15

Innocent until proven guilty even in divorce     149

Fifth Amendment: Freedom from self-incrimination and double jeopardy   ………  150

Self-Incrimination in civil cases…………………………………………………………………….150

Double Jeopardy…………………………………………………………………………………………..155

Chapter 16

The foundation of personal and family privacy     161

The Fourth and Fifth Amendments almost as one   …………………………………………  162

Chapter 17

Deprivation of Parental Rights is a punishment     169

Sixth Amendment: Criminal trial protections   ……………………………………………….  170

Chapter 18

The Foundation for a new Family Law System     175

Divorce and Custody under the Constitution   ………………………………………………..  176

The Divorce Process……………………………………………………………………………………..179

Extenuating Circumstances……………………………………………………………………………183

Enforcement of Parenting Plans……………………………………………………………………..184

Child Support………………………………………………………………………………………………185

Parens Patriae……………………………………………………………………………………………..186

Chapter 19

The Constitution interpreted     189

oducing important Supreme Court opinions   ………………………………………………..  190

Chapter 20

The U.S. Constitution controls State Divorce Courts     197

Wrapping up   ……………………………………………………………………………………………  198

Appendix

Going to the source

Supreme Court opinions     203

Troxel v. Granville     205

Endnotes

………………………………………………………….……………………………….   237

Index

……………………………………..……………………………,,,…………………….   265

Author

Ron B. Palmer…………………………………………………………………………… 271

Sherry L. Palmer..……………………………………………………………………….. 272

 


 


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