Child Abuse Allegations in Divorce Proceedings:
- Distinguishing Between True And False Allegations Of
Child Sexual Abuse In Divorce Cases: Responding To Criminal Charges. The vast majority of child
abuse allegations in divorce and custody proceedings are untrue (96% - Underwager). This
147-page document, prepared by noted attorney Charles Bridges of St. Louis, describes in
detail the legal principles, citations, and methodology for revealing false allegations
and defending you. Transcripts from a winning case are discussed in detail. This
document is a must for any trial attorney who is inexperienced in handling this style of
case. Those who live in outlying areas, where it is impossible to find an attorney who
knows how to handle this kind of case, should give this to your attorney right away so he
can do his homework!
- Mary D.,
Petitioner v. HONORABLE CLARENCE WATT JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF PUTNAM COUNTY AND
GEORGE D., RESPONDENTS, [190 W. Va. 34, ; 438 S.E. 2nd 521; 1992 W. Va. LEXIS 76]. In a candid dissenting
opinion, Supreme Court Justice Workman wrote: "We now have a system in which a female
parent need only scream child abuse in a loud voice to keep the male parent from seeing a
child. Indeed, sexual abuse these days seems to arouse all the hysteria that was
associated with witchcraft in yesteryear. In fact, it has even spawned a
witch-huntingesque cottage industry, to-wit badly trained, ideological rape trauma
experts, rape counselors, bachelor level pseudo-psychologists, social activists, and other
assorted species of Jacklegs. I am a firm believer that the best interests of the child
are paramount, but that does not mean never allowing a father to see his children when the
evidence preponderates on his behalf even though, like an accused witch, he cannot clear
himself beyond any shadow of a doubt. Continuous yelling and screaming of an accusation
does not make that accusation any more true."
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Marriage of Damico, [CA S033148-OP-5/9/94] [1994.CA.247 (http://www.versuslaw.com)]. Estoppel defense to support
collections where mother kidnaps children, conceals them from father, and later attempts
to collect support for the period of concealment.
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- Kajtazi v.
Kajtazi, United States District Court, Eastern District New York., 488 F. Supp. 15 [August 29, 1978]. -
Federal court awarded damages for custodial interference and kidnapping.
- Pankratz v.
Willis, 744 P.2d 1182 [Arizona, 1987], $125,000 damages were awarded to father for intentional
infliction of emotional distress resulting from parental kidnapping of children by wife,
supported by her parents.
Custody, Kidnapping, and Moveaways.:
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- Justis, Et. Al; Ohio
SupCt No. 97-17, April 1, 1998 [1998.OH.89 http://www.versuslaw.com]. Pursuant to UCCJA,
PKPA, and the Full Faith and Credit Act, mother permitted to move to another state may be
charged with parental kidnapping if she fails to return the child to Ohio for court
ordered visitation with noncustodial father, particularly where mother falsely charged
father with child sexual abuse, and may have abused the child herself.
- Burgess v.
infamous decision permitting a joint custodial mother to move out of state.
- Franz, et.
al. 707 F2d
582, 1993. Wisconsin protective laws may not be used to hide a child.