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Articles on Parental Kidnapping
A Rant About Operation Amber
This is a rant which has been a long time in coming. That’s because I see it nearly every day. You see, I subscribe to the Operation Amber mailing list.
That’s pretty amazing to think about, isn’t it? That there are Amber Alerts every single day. And that’s the issue. And that’s what this rant is about.
Perhaps even the average citizen could notice it, but being a former father’s rights attorney, I particularly recognize it.
The vast majority..I mean the VAST majority of “abductions” being announced by Amber Alerts aren’t even “abductions” at all.
Feb 3, 2005, 11:26
How Do We Track Down a Missing Child or Grandchild?
How do we find an address for our missing grandson? Before custody papers were filed my son's ex-girlfriend fled with his son. The courts, lawyers, and everyone we have talked to cannot help until he gets an address to serve her papers for visitation. How do we get an address? We know the city, her social security number, and cel phone number, but cannot get an address.
Feb 3, 2005, 11:23
Frustration or Denial of Visitation
Perhaps no divorce or custody decree language has caused more trouble for fathers, mothers, and children, but most especially fathers, than the "reasonable visitation" language.
This is because there is no definition of "reasonable visitation", and so it is impossible to enforce. What you may think is reasonable, and what your attorney may think is reasonable, is unlikely to match what your ex-spouse thinks is reasonable. This is, by the way, a form of parental kidnapping, technically speaking. Of course, it goes the other way too - if you wilfully fail to return the children at the end of your time, you too are guilty of a form of parental kidnapping.
But an order for "reasonable visitation" removes all of these protections. When you go to the Court, or call the police, and say "they weren't there", they will say "and where is the authority which says that they had to be there?" When you point to your "reasonable visitation", they will shrug their shoulders and say "so what does that mean?"
Oct 13, 2004, 21:49