I am getting tired of it and I can say so because I am experiencing it first hand.
The story just reinforced it for me.
here are excerpts.
"Born in 1995, he lived with his mother until, in 2005, the father received custody of both Christian and an older sister."
"Christian was made to live inside a used metal dog cage. He allegedly was repeatedly struck and kicked by both his father and stepmother. When Christian tried to escape from the dog cage, his father reportedly secured it with seven locks. The keys were kept near the father's computer, where he was said to enjoy playing video games about racing while his son struggled in the cage"
Sometimes the courts view of" best interest of child" is skewed and leads to death and harm of a child that would never woud have happened.
I am in the middle of a custody battle with my ex and he is a mentally unstable father. He is not in my daughters life at all. I currently have a restraining order against him because the courts (2 judges) see that he is a dangerous person and see that I can be in danger, BUT they say he has not hurt my daughter yet so he is not a danger to her. Thank God Almighty that he does not follow the visitation because I know for sure he would do something. They tell me he has to harm her first before any actions can be taken. So basically to protect my daughter he needs to kill her first or harm her first. Isnt it about protecting children BEFORE they are harmed and killed and not TRYING to protect them AFTER they are harmed and killed.
Fathers Rights.... Sometimes the best interest of the child is to NOT have the father involved. Just because the men donated his stuff to make the child does not make him a fit father. I understand that some relationships are scorned and parents are battling with emotions but the courts can not use the same cookie cutter solution for every child. Whenever there is an issue of custody, through investigation needs to be made. Especially in cases where the child was living with the initial custodial parent for a very long time with no signs or issues of abuse.
Its just sad to me..
what are your thoughts?
***if you didnt click on the link.. The boy went missing and was found murdered.. No one ever reported him missingAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on May. 23, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by gemgem at 9:55 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by prdVirgobby at 9:57 AM on May. 23, 2011
All decisions about child custody should be made "in the best interest of the child", unfortunately often times courts/judges/lawyers interpret that differently than we do. I printed out the legal definition of that some years back and was prepared to battle using that definition. Hands down there would have been no way the children would have been removed from my home using the states definition. It has yet to get to court but I'm still prepared to fight with all I have. Good Luck to you.
Answer by meooma at 9:58 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by Jademom07 at 9:59 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by lambdarose at 10:03 AM on May. 23, 2011
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Answer by startingover777 at 10:22 AM on May. 23, 2011