Divorce and Crime related to Family Law

Over the past few weeks we have read of the horrific Seal Beach shooting in California. Reported as the worst mass shooting in the history of Orange County. Nine people shot, eight died, including the intended target of the shooter, the prior wife and mother to a young boy, and the child of the shooter.

Depressed over a ruling by the courts to remove his legal standing to make decisions regarding his son, the shooter, put on a bullet proof vest, and loaded his vehicle with ammunition and guns. He was taken into custody within minutes of the shooting.

Only days later in the suburbs of New York, an attorney pending a court date, killed his wife and two beautiful young daughters, before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.

These two incidents are just a few of the stories and headlines of the nearly 4,000 homicides a year related to family law.  A retired law enforcement officer, with approximately 24 years of service, my company, Custody Calculations, has been speaking to the issues of crime related to family law for years.

My research of ten years reflected to that approximately 25% of all crime in this country may be related to family law. Homicides, suicides, kidnapping, child abuse, domestic violence, violence of restraining orders, violence of court orders and more.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are other issues some of lessor and some even worse than those reported above related to divorce and the family law court process.











17 thoughts on “Divorce and Crime related to Family Law

  1. Patrick Braden

    There are definitely issues relevant to Japan. One is that their family law system was basically updated after WWII from the centuries old system they had in place at that time. Very little has progressed there in terms of reforms and or keeping up with the speed of the evolution of Japanese and global society, since that time. So family Courts in Japan are really ineffective in dealing with problems today. The single biggest complaint may be that Japanese Family Courts are entirely impotent on enforcing their rulings…so they wont rule against the status quo.
    No Judicial Officer, and no Law Enforcement Officer in Japan will or can enforce any ruling coming out of a Japanese Family Court.

    • custodycalculations

      What your really saying is that the issue of family law and the family court process suffers the same difficulties regardless of the country, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia. And the difficulty of divorce and related issues is not specific to just the United States but is a world wide issue.

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    • custodycalculations

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    • custodycalculations

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    • custodycalculations

      Thank you for your support. I have worked hard, ten years of research, to bring a much broader view of the divorce process to those in/outside the system. The goal being of course to reduce the current devastation, drama and expense associated with the process.

      I encourage you to “spread the word” on our site and information. Please feel free to drop a comment. submit a question and I will be happy to get back to you with a response.

  3. Leanne Arenivar

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    • custodycalculations

      Unfortunately you are in good company, many within the Family Law Court System, and those involved in the divorce process, are not fully aware of the true impact of this issue on society, our social infrastructure, and the country.

      You are welcome anytime to drop us an email and I will be happy to help in anyway that I can on the subject material to clarify for you. Don’t feel shy about sharing the information and our web site with others.

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    • custodycalculations

      So glad that you find the information unusual, informative, and much broader in based in response to the issues than other web site. This is directly related to my research of ten years, and my experience as a Law Enforcement officer.

      Additionally, I think that in general we have been too narrow in our scope on the impact of Family Law and the divorce process in this country as it relates to schools, crime, law enforcement, social services, banking and financial institutions, bankruptcy, foreclosures, repossessions, schools, hospitals, businesses, workmans compensation system, and more.

  5. Warren Lamfers

    Thank you, I have just been looking for information about this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

    • custodycalculations

      You are correct to question the “bottom line” so to speak. I know that I always question stats, how are they complied, what are the qualifiers etc.

      In regards to the percentages identified, they are an estimate, a best guess if you will because Law Enforcement does not currently track causative factors, and this information was contained in the article.

      However some information is known to us. For instance, we know that approximately 90-95% of all child abductions are committed by a family member or someone known to the family and not a stranger. We know that the majority of all homicides, the victim knew their killer. I also took from my own experience working in the field and detectives, the number of times I could track the causative factors in incidents I was assigned. That combined with my large number of interviews, and research, to arrive at a likely percentage. Again a “best guess” until we know/track for effectively information that will allow us to substantiate and/or adjust percentages in regards to this issue. My gut is that the number will unfortunately be adjusted up.

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