Divorced Parents Move, and Custody Gets Trickier
(A New York Times Article)
"We tell people, the best parent is both parents, and it's hard to be a long-distance parent," said David L. Levy, president of the Children's Rights Council, a longtime advocate for fathers' rights and joint custody. "There are 15 million noncustodial fathers in this country, and 3 million noncustodial mothers. They shouldn't be marginalized."
Parentectomy is the removal, erasure, or severe diminution of a caring parent in a child's life, following separation or divorce. A prime example of parentectomy is when one parent moves away from the other fit and loving parent.
Parentectomy covers a large range of parent removal from partial parentectomy, "You may visit your Daddy or Mommy every other Sunday"; to total parentectomy, or complete parent absence or removal. The victims of parentectomy are the children and the parents so severed from each other's lives.
A parentectomy is the most cruel infringement upon children's rights to be carried out against human children by human adults.
Parentectomies are psychologically lethal to children and parents.
National CASA Organization
The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association mission is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile courts.
Dr. Kathie Mathis Online
Dr. Kathie Mathis is a state and national advocate who meets with legislators in Washington D.C. and California, as well as with California's Supreme Court Justice and Judicial Council, promoting legislation and safety measures for abused children and women. She took the lead on Prop 46, which provides $2.1 billion in new funding for affordable housing projects including $195 million in grants for capital development projects for emergency shelters and transitional housing. Dr. Mathis helped with SB734 and currently has a legislative proposal being considered for a CASA (court appointed special advocate) type of program for abused women who don't have a voice when they go to court.
Have Justice Will Travel - VERMONT AREA LEGAL ASSISTANCE
The mission of Have Justice--Will Travel, Inc. (HJWT) is to end the generational cycle of abuse in rural families by bridging the legal, cultural, geographical, psychological, and economic gaps that exist for victims of domestic abuse. HJWT provides legal and supportive services for battered, low-income women and their children.
J. Michael Bone, Ph.D. Consulting
After spending over a decade and a half dealing with high conflict divorce as an evaluator, a therapist, an expert witness, and as a consultant, it became clear that cases involving Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome, must be handled differently than other divorce cases. It also became clear that failure to understand and appreciate this on the part of a mental health professional or a lawyer, could lead to disastrous results.
This website articulates the Consultative role that has been informed and shaped by the experience of the last fifteen years in dealing with these cases. Our sister site, www.parental-alienation.com, serves as the repository of information about these issues. This site, www.jmbconsulting.org, takes the information represented therein, and creates consultative insights used to assist parents in Family Court.