ITV Breakfast show – Tommorow Parental/Grandparent Alienation

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Parental Alienation

Just had telephone interview today by ITV Breakfast show to do article on PA.

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I have put them in touch with Jane Jackson Bristol Grandparents Group as it is too late for me to fly out for tomorrow now, no flights. They have found someone from group who can get to London tomorrow. Does not matter who does it as long as we get the exposure. Looking forward to tomorrow’s programme.

The programme will go out  10.30 am tomorrow on ITV Breakfast Time

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Parental Alienation

Out of all of the horrible things that I went through, I think that one of the worst was when I was falsely accused of being an unfit parent.   My ex-partner didn’t outright accuse me of abuse or neglect but strongly framed me as unstable and hard to live with.

Targeted parents are empathetic and good-hearted to a fault.  We know real love, real affection, and secure attachments.  Our love is patient and kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs (ok, well maybe just a few). Our love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4–8a).  These are personality traits that the world desperately needs more of, but…

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On-line divorce scheme


A new practice direction for on-line divorce

As the debate on the EU withdrawal bill rages in the House of Commons I reflect on the latest practice direction to be added to Family Procedure Rules 2010, namely FPR 2010 PD36D – Pilot Scheme: procedure for using an online system to generate applications in certain proceedings for a matrimonial order. PD36D does what it says in the title with the important omission – as I read it – that it does not tell someone who wants a divorce how to access the system so you can operate it. (I may be missing some obvious step, so I apologise in advance to any reader if that is right.)

The PD implies that it comes into operation on 25 January 2017 (is this what para 1.2(e) may mean?), though this is not stated. It represents a first step towards digitalisation of the…

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Presenter at the International Conference on Shared Parenting Boston 2017

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Just received confirmation that I will be a presenter at the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts May 29 and 30.

My topic will be on  “Why Parallel Parenting and Not Co-Parenting May Be the Better Choice for Families of Divorce.”

I hope that you will all join me in supporting this important conference and exchange of information to families and professionals on the  many subjects related to shared  custody.

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Catherine MacWillie is the CEO of Custody Calculations and a Child Custody and Divorce Coach. She has 32 years experience dealing with Family Law. 24 years as a law enforcement officer responding to radio calls dealing with divorce and custody issues and a first responder to child abuse investigations in addition to other related assignments. She spent ten years…

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The Law on Due Process Help add Civil Courts

Prevent Parental Alienation

Due Process: Right to Counsel

Turner argues that indigent defendants facing incarceration through civil contempt hearings should have the right to appointed counsel under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Turner claims that the Court’s Sixth Amendment cases involving the right to counsel focus on the defendant’s need for the guidance that counsel provides, and the seriousness of the stakes involved. Turner asserts that in In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), the Court determined that a juvenile is entitled to the right to counsel in civil juvenile delinquency hearings, which may result in institutionalization. The Court reasoned the juvenile had a right to counsel because the hearings could result in incarceration comparable to felony prosecution, and because the juvenile requires counsel to navigate the law and present an adequate defense. Similarly, Turner asserts that the Court determined in Vitek v. Jones that a prisoner has a right…

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