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A Mental Health Professional Finds a Sex Abuser She’s Never Met no Threat to the Children

August 28, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Yesterday, I posted a piece about the case of Hopkins v. Hopkins in which a Nebraska trial court denied a father’s request for primary custody. His motion to modify was based primarily on the fact that the custodial mother was living with and had married a man who had been convicted of and served four years in the penitentiary for child sexual abuse. Nebraska law requires that such a situation constitutes a change in circumstances that requires a change in custody unless the non-movant (in this case the mother) proves that the sex offender poses “no significant risk of harm” to the children.

 

Nebraska Court Approves Child Sexual Abuser in Home With Kids

August 27, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Nebraska courts prove time and again their pro-mother/anti-father/anti-shared parenting bias and few cases make the point as succinctly as this one. Here’s an article on the case that appeared on Page One of the state’s most-read newspaper (Omaha World Herald, 8/26/15). If the comments are any indication, Nebraskans are none too pleased with the trial court’s ruling or the appellate court’s that affirmed it.

 

Rob Manzanares Wins Again

August 26, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Rob Manzanares should be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now. I emphasize the word “should,” because in his case, it’s safe to say that anything might happen. Indeed, the improbable already has happened, followed closely by the outrageous. The case isn’t over yet, but last Thursday Manzanares won a major victory in the Colorado Court of Appeals.

 

New Jersey Supreme Court Gets One Right — Barely

August 24, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Last Friday, my wife and I were driving in a large city in Texas. Over one of the freeways was a sign saying “Amber Alert.” It gave the make, model and color of a car along with its license number and said that the Amber Alert was for the city of Corpus Christi, some 250 miles away. Interestingly enough, it had been only a few days previously that we’d seen a similar sign with the message “Never leave a child alone in a car.”

 

Former Ontario Foster Kids Sue Province

August 23, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

When children are taken from their parents by the state due to abuse or neglect, they often suffer worse abuse or neglect at the hands of the foster parents with whom the state places them. Now, a court in Ontario has approved a class action lawsuit against the Province of Ontario for abuse and neglect suffered by children while in the “care” of provincial authorities. Read about it here (Newswire.ca, 5/29/15).


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