Why are parents increasingly turning to federal courts?
States have proven themselves unable and unwilling to protect the civil rights of children and families so parents are forced to go to federal courts to protect basic civil rights.
Why was the mother jailed for contempt of court?
Justice Jarrett said the mother had shown no remorse for her actions, and a fine was inappropriate given the “gravity of contempt”. He jailed her for 18 months and ordered her to serve the full sentence. The children’s grandmother also pleaded guilty to contempt of court and was handed a six-month custodial sentence, suspended after three months.
Where does the mother of the children live now?
However, the Australian Federal Police located the mother and children north of Brisbane late last year, after they moved into the grandmother’s home. The children were returned to the father and continue to live with him. The woman’s children were deprived of any chance to build a relationship with their father, Justice Jarrett said.
How does Judge Roberts view the family court system?
Roberts sees the family court system as “sanctioned corruption” that creates “conflict for cash” with no regard for the civil rights of the children or parents involved.
Can a court find a parent unfit to care for a child?
Findings of parental unfitness are rare in traditional custody cases, because a court can simply assign primary custody to the better parent using the less rigorous best interest of the child standard, which does not require the court to find that the non-custodial parent is wholly unfit to care for a child.
Can a federal court hear a family law case?
It is elementary, and somewhat over-simplified, law that the federal courts in the USA can not hear cases involving family law (e.g., divorce, alimony, child custody, etc.), which is also called “domestic relations law”.
When does a mother have the right to name her child?
What to name a child is the right of both parents. If the father is not legally identified when the child’s birth certificate is submitted (about ten days after the birth), then the mother has the sole right to choose the child’s name. All I have to do is tell the court that my child’s other parent is using drugs and I will win my case.
Can a unwed father see his child without a court order?
The father has no legal right to see their child without a court order. Legally, there is no presumption of paternity; this means that unwed fathers are not, by default, assumed to be biologically related to their children.