Children like every single human being have feelings and emotions. Children in a court of law; however, are not characterized as sentient beings. Far from it. They are considered property to be divided and are used as weapons and pawns by a Court of law and some attorneys to be used against a parent in a divorce situation.
Divorce occurs. People decide to separate and decide to move on their separate ways. However, parents decide how their children are used as pawns and weapons by a court.
So there are emergency hearings for example, where a parent in this case a father is sanctioned with a child, for example for allegedly taking a child out of school and allegedly bribing it with a puppy. There is no law that allows a parent to be sanctioned with their own child.
There are emergency hearings based on a court’s non noticed motion where a mother is deemed an immediate flight risk with two expired passports, although she had events planned a month in advance for both children and is actually sanctioned with her own children based on a court’s non noticed sanctions exparte. The mother happens to be a permanent legal resident in the US and issuing non noticed expartes is against the legislative intent of the relevant statute.
Both cases once again occurred in the Riverside Superior Court under Judge Dale Wells. Logic and Best interest of the child standard is not exactly a forte of the Riverside Superior court.
Parents of course use children as pawns and weapons against the other parent with gusto as well. For example some parents will cling to the absolute maximum minute of time of a court order, merely to obtain the maximum amount of child support. There is no concern for children in that scenario and that they love the other parent. Children are merely viewed as a cash cow in that scenario.
Other situations of course exist as well, where false and fraudulent accusations of child neglect are made. One particular favorite scenario in abuse cases is to call the other parent delusional and mentally ill without any evidence, merely to obtain an advantage in a custody proceeding.
Parents have a duty as parents to put their children first and not use them as pawns and weapons against each other. This is not a war where a child is a prize to be won at all costs no matter what harm and effect it has on the child. Any parent who actually cares about their children would see the devastating effects and consequences a particular behavior has on a child.
This country is in a crisis with a family law court system that has spiraled out of control, mainly due to a corrupt court system where the best interest of child system does not exist. Some of the players of the court, i.e. attorneys, evaluators and other involved personnel prefer to escalate the situation further and feed off the misery of the situation they cause.
Parents have the option of saying NO to a corrupt court system and dismissing the devastating consequences of an insane court, and doing what is best for their children by agreeing to an agreement that will work for their children. Stop feeding the system that over thirty years has devastated children and their families.