This morning I awoke to check social media and saw another headline of a shooting outside an Arizona courthouse related to custody. Two dead. Shooter in custody.
The posting said, justifiably, that there is no excuse for the shooting. That many parents enter the system, become frustrated, feel betrayed, but do not kill the other parent. I am expanding slightly and I agree. But the posting also said that we don’t need to change the court system. And there I, vehemently, disagree.
Now, before you think this is going to be a post on our, Second Amendment Right, to bear arms you are going to be sadly mistaken. I am a retired law enforcement officer, a woman and I believe in the Second Amendment. I am also going to vote to protect that right when I cast my vote for President.
That aside this post is about our Family Law court system. I have been dealing with Family Law for 32 years. First, as a law enforcement officer for 24 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. Responding to radio calls dealing with divorce and custody issues and was a first responder to child abuse investigations. I spent 10 years researching Family Law and identified that Family Law may be responsible for 25% of the crime in this country.
To put just one of those numbers into perspective that is 3,500 to 4,000 homicides a year averaged over 10 years – related to custody and divorce. The last eight years I have been a Child Custody and Divorce Coach. Helping clients, mothers and fathers, to make better decisions in and out of the courtroom. In 2017, I will be presenting my research at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health in Prague, Czechoslovakia .
But the impact of Family Law doesn’t stop at the devastation on the family and children directly involved or crime. It is far more invasive and impact every structure in our society.Additional information in the post.
Here was my response to the comment that we don’t need to change the court system;
Another headline of murder related to Family Law horrifies me. A retired law enforcement officer I spent 10 years researching Family Law and identified that it may be responsible for 25% of the crime in this country. Homicides, suicides, abduction, suicide, child abuse, domestic violence, violation of restraining orders, violation of court orders, stalking and more. To put just one of those numbers into perspective that is 3,500 to 4,000 homicides a year related to divorce and custody averaged over ten years. While, I agree there is no excuse for homicide absent immediate threat of life, I disagree vehemently that we don’t need to change our court system. We absolutely need to improve how we deal with divorce and custody in this country. The impact of divorce on our entire social structure, crime, bankruptcy, schools, real estate, financial markets, hospitals, even workman’s compensation prove this is not an isolated incident, in one state, involving one courthouse and we have a responsibility to do better for all. But especially for the children!
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