Posts Tagged "Family Court"

How Can We Keep Our Kids Safe?

How Can We Keep Our Kids Safe?

I am a huge fan of Domestic Shelters. Not only can they help abuse victims find shelters all over the United States, they also post pertinent articles about domestic violence every week in their blog. They recently published a resource called…

Creating YOUR Reality in Court

Creating YOUR Reality in Court

I have written many times about how the family court system often sides with abusers when it comes to custody issues. I have heard some of the saddest stories in my life from abuse survivors who are treated with contempt…

Family Court through the Eyes of a CFI

Family Court through the Eyes of a CFI

I had a unique opportunity recently to interview a former Child and Family Investigator, and ask her what she thought of our current Family Court system. I spoke with Adoree Blair, who has been foster parent for 23 years, and has worked…

Protecting Your Kids in Family Court

Protecting Your Kids in Family Court

So many of the abuse survivors I work with must fight their former abusive partners for custody of their kids in Family Court. The stories I’ve heard would turn your hair. It seems incomprehensible to the average person why a…

DV Victim and Parent – What to Do?

DV Victim and Parent – What to Do?

In my last blog, I talked about the paradoxes a domestic violence victim faces when they are also a parent. In my case, I struggled with wanting to escape my abusive marriage, but also, not wanting to put my kids…

Hope for the Family Court System

Hope for the Family Court System

  In my last blog I talked about the crisis occurring in our family court system. Abusers are given unsupervised and often full custody with their children, while their protective parents are often required to have supervised visitation with the…

A Crisis in the Family Courts

A Crisis in the Family Courts

A crisis is occurring for abused women* and their children in many of the family law courts in every state of the United States. I have heard similar stories from women in Australia and the United Kingdom as well. What…