Another horrific story of family court injustice…
Britian, Christmas Morning 2013: Two brothers (ages 11 and 14) excitedly rise from their beds, looking forward to opening presents, and spending the day with their mother. Before the festivities could begin, there is a sudden pounding on the door. Four armed policemen rush into the apartment, dragging the boys out, who are fighting and screaming. The mother is horrified to learn that Judge Laura Harris has issued a reversal of custody–awarding custody of the boys to the father who left their family 11 years ago. If the mother wants to see her sons again, it will have to be in supervised visitation.
The mother and father divorced many years ago, after the father walked out on the family two weeks after his youngest son was born. The mother raised the children as a single mother, and allowed visitation with their father. As the boys grew older, they resisted visits with their father. Judge Laura Harris decided that the mother was poisoning the boys against their father, then awarded the father sole custody. In a matter of minutes the boys lost everything that was important to their lives--their mother, their home, their friends, their community. After the change of custody, one of the boys attempting to run away from the father’s home due to a violent altercation with his father. Though there were several witness to the event, police failed to act to protect the boy. Social services is investigating. The mother plans to file an appeal.
View the Entire Story At: “Children pulled from their mother on Christmas Day” by Christopher Booker. The Telegraph, Feb. 1, 2014: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10610135/Children-pulled-from-their-mother-on-Christmas-Day.html
It is interesting how Family Court will sometimes use the police-an aggressive display of power against a child–to take children when custody is transferred. Why not a more peaceful, calm transition? The Schlesinger case is yet another example of that. (2011) In Austria, a court awarded sole custody an allegedly abusive father, four armed policemen stormed the home of the children to capture them, “Mother Loses Custody Due to Court Corruption, Armed Police Take Children”: https://familycourtinjustice.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/austria-family-ct-corruption/