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Violence and Divorce

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Latest News:

Husband Beats Wife in Front of Judge in Chambers Broward County Florida ABC NEWS

Catie Scott-Gonzalez went to an oral surgeon today to have her mouth fixed so she can eat solid food again, the latest step in recuperating from a vicious beating inflicted by her husband in front of a judge who was finalizing their divorce.

Her husband, Paul Gonzalez, a former Marine, became enraged when Judge Ronald Rothschild ordered him to pay child support for the couple's two young children. The hearing -- and the alleged beating -- took place in the judge's private chambers at the Broward County Courthouse last Friday.

"The two things that triggered him the most were the child support and custody," Scott-Gonzalez, 23, told ABCNews.com. "He advised the judge that he thought child support was unconstitutional."

 


 

Legal Abuse

The final and most destructive weapon abusers use is family court custody and visitation litigation.

"It is the ultimate weapon short of killing the children"

This weapon is used as revenge and to save face for daring to expose the abuse.

Abused mothers all over America who try to protect their children from an abuser are losing custody of their children to the abuser, due to legal manipulation, will never stop fighting for their children and for justice

They will suffer ever second of every minute of every day, they fall asleep praying their babies are ok, they will go broke seeking justice, and their families will go broke trying to pay their attorney fees to save their children. These mothers and grandparents pray that their children and grandchildren survive until they can be saved from their abuser. These mothers and grandparents pray that somehow justice will prevail.

Sadly for these children and their families, the system will not change and children will be irreversibly damaged for life and the cycle of violence will continue or these children will die from child abuse, neglect, or suicide.

Without your help, judges will not receive the education they need to understand the dire consequences of their decisions. Attorneys will not receive the education they need to fight the abusers unethical attorney’s manipulations and abuse excuses that blame and condemn the mother. Children are paying too heavy a price. Without your help, without public support, or public awareness, and without the public believing these tragedies are happening every single day in America-family court travesties will not end.

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LEGAL ABUSE OF VICTIMS

LOSING CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILDREN TO YOUR ABUSER

WHY DO SO MANY JUDGES ALLOW THIS?

HOW IT IS DONE

It starts when your abuser and or his attorney go on the offense and begin accusing you of the following:

1. Parental alienation (for trying to protect the children for his abuse)
2. Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (if your child has a disability: suffers physical and or psychological symptoms from abuse during visitation with abuser and you complain or seek professional help without his permission)
 3. Claims you don't discipline the children and that you get upset when he disciplines the children (here he is attacking your parenting to disguise or minimize his abuse) or...accuses you of being the abuser (to have you arrested and put you on defense)
 4. Calling you crazy, delusional, etc. and asking the judge to make you to take a psychological evaluation (because you had the audacity to disclose domestic violence)
5. Filing multiple motions for contempt based on outright lies or created instances of "alienation" (The naive victim: the abuser picks a "special day" such as Father's day to say he is not going to exercise visitation because he will be out of town. On that special day he shows up with witnesses when he knew you had to take your child with you to celebrate the special day with your family. He creates these scenarios to make the judge angry at you. The judge falls for it and refuses to allow you to testify about anything from that point on.

When it comes to visitation changes- get a witness- ALWAYS put it in writing!

Threats and actions to prevent you from using the justice system:

1. Threatens that if you call police and report domestic violence that he will take the children and you will never see them again (common threat -also a common threat to force you to abandon your share of the property, alimony, and child support )

2. Quits his job or gets himself fired to avoid paying support (common abuser behavior)

3. Words from victims: He is threatening that the judge is bias in favor of him, his attorney had ex parte contact with the judges, his attorney and the judge are good buddies, he states he has more money than God and he is going to ruin you, he states he has the "goods" on you all in his effort to make you fear seeking justice.

HOW TO FIGHT BACK

Click on the article below, print it out, and give it to your attorney so that he or she can be aware.

10 Custody Myths and How To Counter Them

 


American Bar Association Commission On Domestic Violence


USEFUL LINKS

www.batteredmotherscustodyconference.org

STALKING THROUGH THE COURTS AND MORE FROM LIZ

Maternal Deprivation

FAMILY COURTS vs. CRIMINAL COURT

Court Psychiactric Ploys of Child Custody


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