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.